Eligibility

Eligibility for the Services Provider License Agreement Program

Business models and scenarios that the SPLA may be appropriate include the following:

  • Application service providers
  • Business process outsourcers (BPO)
  • Franchisees and franchises
  • IT outsourcers that provide software licenses
  • Messaging or collaboration service providers
  • Platform infrastructure providers
  • PC rental companies
  • Streaming media providers
  • Web hosting providers
  • Web or Internet service providers
  • ISVs that provide hosted applications



Program Requirements

  • Enroll in the Microsoft Partner Network.
  • Sign a Microsoft Business and Services Agreement.
  • Provide monthly reporting on software licenses.
  • Submit a monthly invoice payment.
  • Comply with the Services Provider Use Rights (SPUR).
  • Abide by copyright guidelines, the use of trademarks, and antipiracy obligations.
  • Provide technical support. You are responsible for providing technical product support for the Microsoft products you deliver to your customers.
  • Agree to participate in Microsoft SPLA audits. Microsoft and/or its designees can review your records and facilities (including the data centers) to verify compliance and conduct on-location audits if needed.
  • Affiliates must abide by copyright guidelines, the use of trademarks, and antipiracy obligations. Your affiliates and software services resellers must also abide by the requirements for preventing the piracy of Microsoft licensed products and must comply with trademark and logo use requirements and pass-through copyright and similar notices.