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Licensing and Programs Resource Center


Welcome to the Licensing and Programs Resource Center

This Resource Center provides a centralized portal for accessing core licensing documents, product terms, execution guides, and incentive program documents.

The Global Partner FY19 Agreement Renewal Cycle (FY19 ARC) “Preview Edition” documents are now available.  Please follow the dedicated links found in the sections below to review individual documents. A detailed communication regarding the February 9, 2018, Preview Edition roll-out of the Global Partner FY19 Agreement Renewal Cycle can be found here.

The Ecosystem Engagement and Planning BTS (RS5) Product & Licensing Disclosure preview documents are now available. A detailed communication regarding the changes for RS5 & RS6 can be found here: TVO | Named

Global Partner Terms (“GPT”)

The Global Partner agreement framework governs how we work together to license, distribute and market our respective products and services. The framework consists of the broadly applicable Global Partner Terms, or GPT, and other variable licensing “modules” that, when combined with the GPT, describe a mutually agreed upon structure for licensing, distribution and marketing of Microsoft products, services, and technologies.

The Global Partner Terms serve as the foundation of any transactional-specific terms that may be added to accommodate your desired business engagement as a partner with Microsoft.

Device Partner Terms (“DPT”)

Building on the Global Partner Terms, the Device Partner Terms (DPT), pertain to sublicensing and distribution of Microsoft products with devices.

Program Appendixes (“PAX”)

Program Appendixes provide an additional layer of specificity regarding methods of sublicensing and distributing Microsoft products with devices. The Program Appendix corresponds to your business model and is related to the Microsoft products you choose to sublicense and distribute with devices. Program Appendixes must be combined with the Global Partner Terms and the Device Partner Program Terms.

Program Execution Guides

Program Execution Guides contain operational details, policies, and requirements related to a given Program (e.g., OEM, IoT, ODM).

Product Terms and Price Lists

The Product Terms document is a compilation of all product-specific additional terms. The Price List complements the Product Terms document and lists all products currently available for license, applicable product fees, and indicates the additional terms that are applicable to each product.

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Incentive and Investment Program Letters

Jumpstart Program Resource Center
Market Development Agreement (MDA) Resource Center
Preview version of FY19 Office Incentive Program Letter
FY18 Office Incentive Program Letter
Preview version of FY19 Server Market Development Fund (MDF) Program Letter
FY18 Server Market Development Fund (MDF) Program Letter
Click here to find more Program letters.
Use the Programs & Incentives Filter in the Gallery to find resources for specific Programs.