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Download detailed licensing information in the Open Programs Guide

 

Simplicity and Manageability 

 

With a customizable platform and price advantages for volume purchasing, Open programs provide a simple, cost effective way to acquire the latest Microsoft technology:
 

Open Value

Optimal for organizations that want to standardize their IT infrastructure, customize their platform, and maximize their investment with Software Assurance. You can also upgrade at any time—no need to track versions or open new agreements. Recommended for small and midsize organizations.
 
With the single platform option, your organization can choose components from the Windows client, Microsoft Office 2010, and Client Access Licenses (CALs) rather than having to choose between the Small Business or Desktop Professional platforms.
If your organization requires Microsoft enterprise solutions, Microsoft Office Enterprise, Enterprise CAL, and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack are now available.
 

Open Value Subscription

Get the benefits of Open Value with lower up-front costs and the ability to increase or decrease license count on an annual basis to accommodate changes in desktop PC count. Recommended for small and midsize organizations.  This program provides access to Microsoft software licenses for the term of the agreement through subscription-based licensing.
 

Open License

Entry-level program that allows you to start using software immediately and pay as you go. Recommended for small organizations.
Your organization and qualified affiliates use a single identification number during the entire two-year agreement. And the pay-as-you-go model eliminates the need to forecast license purchases over the term of the agreement.
 
​Benefits ​Open License ​Open Value ​Open Value Subscription
Minimum number of PC's Any
​5+ ​X ​X ​X
​250+
Licensing Offerings Available ​License ​X
​License & Software Assurance X ​X ​X
​Software Assurance X ​X ​X
Agreement Term ​1 Year ​X* ​*Government only
​2 Years ​X
​3 Years ​X ​X
Payment Options ​Up-front ​X ​X ​X
​Annually ​X ​X
Software Assurance ​Option to Add ​X
​Included ​X ​X
Online Services ​Offered ​X ​X