During Worldwide Partner Conference, the question of, “How can I rent PCs to my clients for a monthly fee with Microsoft software on them?” Why this question? Because as you should know, Microsoft software purchased through regular licensing models (OEM, Retail Box, Open License, Select, and Enterprise Agreement) do not allow commercial hosting of Microsoft licensed products.
So what is SPLA? SPLA is the Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) and it enables services providers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to license Microsoft® licensed products on a monthly basis, over a three-year agreement term, and use these products to provide software services and hosted applications to your customers. Included in the SPLA rights is:
Rental rights. The SPLA now includes rental rights that allow you the ability to rent desktop PCs with certain Microsoft licensed products installed.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
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