Microsoft Volume Licensing

Microsoft Volume Licensing is the most cost-effective, flexible, and manageable way to acquire Microsoft software and cloud services. Microsoft offers several Volume Licensing programs, each tailored to the needs of different sizes of businesses and types of organizations. To find the right program for your organization, speak to your TechXtend Microsoft licensing specialist about the type and size of your organization, the software that you want to license, and how you will use it. We'll guide you to the licensing program that best meets your needs.

For organizations with fewer than 250 users, Microsoft provides Open License, Open Value and Open Subscription options - cost-effective licensing programs which offer convenience and flexibility. If cloud computing is your preferred direction (for Microsoft Office 365 and other online offerings), then Microsoft Online Services may be appropriate.

For organizations requiring 250 or more licenses, ask your TechXtend representative about Microsoft's Enterprise, Enterprise Subscription and Select Plus Agreements.

Licensing Options for Small and Midsize Organizations

Easily track and manage your licenses, reduce compliance risk, and have more time to focus on your business with Open Value, Open Value Subscription and Open License.

With a customizable platform and price advantages for volume purchasing, Open programs provide a simple, cost effective way to acquire the latest Microsoft technology:

Open Value

Open Value is the recommended program if you have a small to midsize organization with five or more desktop PCs and want to simplify license management, manage software costs, and get better control over your investment. It also includes Software Assurance, providing access to valuable benefits such as training, deployment planning, software upgrades, and product support help you boost the productivity of your entire organization.

Open Value Subscription

Open Value Subscription provides the lowest up-front costs of the Open Program options with the flexibility to reduce the total licensing costs in years when the desktop PC count declines This option gives your organization the rights to run the software throughout your organization only during the term of the agreement with Microsoft. You also have the ability to add the single platform option to an Open Value Subscription agreement.

Open License

Open License is a good choice if you are a corporate, academic, charitable, or government organization that wants to pay as you go. You must have a minimum initial purchase of five software licenses for an Open License agreement, but you can acquire additional licensed products through Open License in any quantity at any time during the two-year agreement term.

Licensing Program Eligibility

With an initial purchase of five or more licenses, you can acquire products as you need them over the term of your agreement.

In addition to commercial business, Microsoft offers Open programs for the following industries:

  • Government organizations
  • Health organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
  • Multinational organizations


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