MAR Price List – Clean | Redline
MAR and TPR Product Terms Document – Clean | Redline
Effective December 15, 2023, the MAR Price List and the Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher Product Terms Document for MAR and TPR are updated with the following changes. Please review the documents for details.
It is the MAR responsibility to make sure that their TPRs have the latest Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher Product Terms Document for MAR and TPR (“PTD”). “Company” in the PTD applies to both MAR and TPR.
Microsoft® Office OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK), Licensable 269-17286, includes multiple versions of the software so all individual software version Licensable IDs are removed from the price list as they are available within the master OPK.
AT 1831, Section 2.1, Windows Release Support. These terms require Company to preinstall the most recent Windows Release within 180 days. Microsoft is not requiring refurbishers to install every release, so these terms are updated to designate the next required release, which is Spring 2024.
Additionally, a section has been added stipulating that a Windows Release may not be used past the end of support for that Windows Release version (i.e. 22H2). A link to the Microsoft lifecycle is provided so you can look up the end of support date for the version you are using.
AT 1832 Refurbisher Recovery Solution. The End User may download a recovery image directly from Microsoft and this AT is updated to include a link to the Windows 11 download site.
AT 1838 Windows Product End of License. This new section is added to provide clarity on the end of license date. When a Product hits the End of License (EOL) date designated in the Product List, it is the last date that Company may Distribute the Product either preinstalled on a Customer System or from MAR to TPR.
AT 1839 Eligible Product Version. Windows 11 provides a better user experience with greater security. If a Windows device is being refurbished and is eligible for Windows 11, then Windows 11 must be installed.
Update for December 15, 2023 Effective. The requirement does not go into effect until February 1, 2024. January 31, 2024 is the last day that Company may bind a Windows 10 key with a Windows 11 eligible device. CBR submission and Distribution of the Customer System may be after February 1.
The Windows 11 end user boot experience is improved with use of SSD. If a device has an SSD, than the device be configured to boot from SSD. If HDD is the only type of drive on the device, then it may boot from HDD.
AT 1840 CBR Reporting. Accurate and complete CBR reporting is required. Inaccurate, incomplete, or missing CBR data for a device reduces Microsoft’s ability to mitigate piracy and may create activation issues for the end user. Microsoft has recently started reviewing CBR data received from the MAR channel to improve completeness and accuracy and will be contacting you with any non-compliance. Our preference is to get partners into compliance, but this new clause allows us to impose default charges or suspend orders if there is continued non-compliance without remediation.
Note that in accordance with the MAR PAX, any suspension or default charges for a TPR are the responsibility of the MAR to implement.
AT 8001 Audio Visual (AV) and Telecommunications Technologies for Windows Products. This AT has been revised to reflect the following:
Microsoft is no longer a licensee in the MPEG-4 Visal patent pool; and
With Windows 11 22H2, Microsoft is delivering the HVEC codec as part of the Product. The HEVC codec remains optional.