The Services Provider Use Rights (SPUR) provides use rights for the Microsoft products available through the Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA). The MS Word document was updated once every one to three months, as needed. Following other use rights documents, Microsoft has turned the use rights document into a website.
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What is it?
Microsoft is the owner of the intellectual property for the software they develop, build and license. Thus they may decide what an user of this software is allowed to do. This is written down in a document, the Use Terms.
Note: this is different to other commercial licensing terms, where Microsoft stopped with providing Product Terms and Online Services Terms MS Word documents and ónly provides the website.
How does it work?
In the left menu there are two main sections.
Try and learn
We recommend every business development manager, sales, purchasing and IT management team member working at Microsoft Managed Services Providers to go and try the website. You will learn a lot by just ‘clicking around’. When you need to learn specifics or want a deep dive on Microsoft licensing for Services Providers, our sister company Didactive offers a Microsoft Managed Services Provider SPLA and CSP licensing training. Go here to find out more or contact one of our specialists to help you.