Discounted Microsoft Software Licenses from Blue Link

Microsoft Partner

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Blue Link has exclusive access to software licenses from Microsoft. Not only can we get these licenses for you at a significantly reduced cost, but we also understand the Microsoft criteria for using these licenses and can advise you accordingly.

ISV Royalty Licensing

Customers who are purchasing Microsoft Products as part of their purchase or upgrade of Blue Link ERP may qualify to purchase the following: Microsoft SQL Server, Remote Desktop Services Client Access Licenses and Microsoft Office at a substantial discount with “RUNTIME” and restricted-for-use-with-Blue Link Products licenses at an even greater discount.

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Microsoft Office Licenses from Blue Link

Microsoft Office 365

Blue Link is now a Microsoft Office 365 Direct partner.  Under the direct partnership model, Blue Link will invoice you for the Office 365 and Microsoft Azure products and services that you purchase. If you purchase your Microsoft Office licenses via Office 365 from Blue Link, since we are also invoicing you for your hosted (cloud-based) environment, a special Shared Computer Activation (SCA) program will allow you to use those same Microsoft Office licenses on BOTH your own local computers AND in the hosted environment.  Licenses purchased in any other way would have to be purchased twice (once for local use, and again for hosted use, resulting in paying twice for Microsoft Office).

Shared Computer Activation (SCA)

Shared Computer Activation (SCA) is a product activation mode that allows multiple Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 users to share the same hardware. Office 365 is licensed per user, so SCA helps ensure that users accessing Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 are licensed appropriately. With this mode, Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 natively support RDS scenarios and it is no longer necessary to install MSI software as a workaround. SCA can be enabled in the following deployment scenarios:

  • Customer dedicated self-hosted (on-premise)
  • Windows Azure environment
  • Dedicated third-party hosted

Multi-tenant third-party hosted scenarios are now permitted for shared computer activation (SCA) through qualified cloud partners that meet certain criteria.

What Office versions support SCA?

Shared Computer Activation mode works with Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365. All Office 365 plans that include Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, or Visio Pro for Office 365 are able to use Shared Computer Activation.

Benefits:

The main outcome of SCA for Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 is that it gives customers choice and flexibility. SCA allows customers to take advantage of existing Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 licensing investments when deploying to the cloud.

Customers are able to make a deployment choice between on-premises and any authorized Service Providers’ shared data center (such as Blue Link) to help lower cloud infrastructure costs by letting our team at Blue Link ERP use your existing Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 licenses.

Customers can work with Blue Link to take advantage of SCA for Office ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365.  Blue Link is an Authorized SCA Partner, allowing us to deploy Office 365 ProPlus, Project Online Professional, and Visio Pro for Office 365 licenses to your chosen cloud infrastructure solution.

Want to learn more about Blue Link’s inventory and accounting solution, Shared Computer Activation (SCA) and how you can get access to discounted Microsoft licenses?

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