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MS limits academic licensing to new reseller programme

27 May 11

Microsoft is introducing a new Authorised Education Reseller (AER) programme, and as of 1 July all open volume licensing sales will only be fulfilled for resellers with current AER status. 

According to a partner network email, Microsoft AERs will receive the following benefits:

  • Web-based training

  • Members-only Web site

  • Logo for use on marketing collateral and listing on Microsoft Web site

Coinciding with the AER programme launch, all AERs will have exclusive access to a new Education Licensing solution - a cost-effective licensing offer that provides academic institutions with:

  • Assured coverage for desktop platform products

  • One annual employee count

  • Flexibility to add products in any quantity

  • Simplified asset management

  • All under a single, evergreen subscription agreement

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