As of July 1, 2016, Microsoft will no longer accept new orders and software insurance renewals in markets where MPSA is available, thanks to existing Select Plus business agreements for the next anniversary of the customer`s contract. The Microsoft ISV licensing program is available to ISVs who want a practical licensing opportunity for Microsoft products and their integration into a single solution. THE ISVs can then replicate the commercial solution and distribute a fully conceded solution to their end-users. ISV Royalty (ISVR) contracts are valid for a period of three years and payment is made monthly through a licensed distributor of the ISV Royalty Licensing Program. New offerings are being developed to provide a network shopping experience. This new experience allows for innovative cloud and business scenarios that can be quickly and easily modulated as your requirements grow. Microsoft will no longer accept new Select Plus agreements for commercial customers to prepare for a new shopping experience when it is available. There is no impact on previous or existing orders placed on Select Plus. This change only affects the ability to sign new agreements. Current Select Plus customers can continue to place new orders and software insurance extensions. As of July 1, 2015, Select Plus will no longer be made available through new customer trade agreements. One year later, on July 1, 2016, customers with Select Plus agreements will no longer be able to make new purchases after the anniversary of the contract, and all future purchases will be transferred to MPSA. However, “customers will continue to have all rights and access to all Insurance software and software that was purchased under Select Plus,” Microsoft officials said.
Microsoft Cloud Agreement (MCA) is a transaction licensing agreement for commercial and government organizations that want to outsource the management of their entire cloud services through a cloud solutions provider (CSP). MPSA meets the terms and conditions in the current Microsoft Business and Services Agreement (MBSA), the Microsoft Select Plus Agreement and microsoft Online Services Accords. Users can have several types of accounts – commercial, academic and government – as well as local and cloud/online software and services that fall under a single agreement.