iv) true-up period. True-up or update instructions must be received by Microsoft between 60 and 30 days before each registration anniversary date. The true-up order or update count for the third year is due within 30 days of the expiry date and license bookings within that 30-day period are not accepted. Registered affiliates may more often submit true-up orders to account for the increase in product usage, but an annual order or update still needs to be submitted during the annual order period. Microsoft, which does not allow customers to drop with subscription licenses, is another revenue driver for Microsoft and limits customers to effectively using their software licenses. If a customer needs a certain amount of Office 365 licenses for a project consisting primarily of contractors, he will naturally invest in licenses for those users. However, they should then be able to “preserve” these licences once the project is completed and the contractors are no longer members of the organization. Enterprise products for desktop/user computers must have equal quantities for all components. If z.B.
the initial command was for Office, Windows and CAL and now 200 users are added via True-up, the true-up order must have the same quantities; That is, 200 Office – 200 Windows – 200 CAL. So how do you count the number of instances provided by Microsoft products? Some clients use sophisticated asset management systems that allow them to scan their environment and produce online reporting. Others keep minute records of incremental deployments throughout the year. The larger the organization, the more complex the process. However, at the end of the year, you will have to send a report to Microsoft and pay for any incremental use. (iii) online services. For online services that have been classified as eligible under product conditions, the Registered Affiliate may reserve additional licenses before use and payment may be deferred until the next true-up order. Microsoft will provide a report on reserved licenses that goes beyond existing orders to the registered affiliate and its Advisor software. Reserved licenses are billed retroactively to the month in which they were booked. If this isn`t your first true-up, you`ve probably noticed that adding counts to your EA is easy – even encouraged – but it can be very difficult to lower or reduce your number in one way or another.