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VLs are expensive, cumbersome, and not for the faint of heart, the story goes. But that story's wrong. It turns out there's a trick that people in the know have been using for years to comply, quite precisely, with the rules and pick up any VL software they might want for a song.
I've already written about the way Microsoft has buried PowerPivot , "the best new feature to hit Excel in 20 years," according to "Mr. Excel" Bill Jelen. Jelen has a great take on the topic: They're engineers.
They've created great products. I appreciate those products, you've seen me rave about those products. It's someone else, high up, who puts the packages together, who made what I believe to be the world's worst mistake Most people think of volume licensing as a high-volume deal, with a minimum of five copies required to get a VL contract.
If you want VL Excel , you have to buy five of them, right? At least, that's what I thought, until I went through Jelen's podcast. A friend of mine, also a Microsoft MVP, confirms that this loophole's been around for years, and it's commonly used by people who want to buy a VL Windows server product but don't need five copies of Windows, much less five copies of Windows Server.
Here's how the trick works. In order to qualify for a volume license, you don't need to buy five copies of the same piece of software. You only need to buy five copies of some software offered in the VL program.
Lemington Consulting, which works extensively with Access volume licenses, explains the details in its FAQ: Is there a mininum number of licenses that must be purchased under a Volume License Agreement? The minimum number of licenses required for a Volume License Agreement is five 5. However, the five licenses can be made up of any combination of products. Quantities of less than five can also be purchased economically by making up the additional license using an inexpensive "make up" product SKU.
Once the initial Volume License Agreement is in place, additional licenses can be added to the Agreement in quantities of less than five.
For example, if a company purchases five Office Professional Plus licenses under a new agreement, three months later the same company can purchase one additional Office Professional Plus license under the same agreement. The minimum license number therefore only applies to the initial Volume License agreement. One of the worst-kept secrets in VL cognoscenti circles: Microsoft really needs to rethink Office licensing.
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