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Choose the Right Microsoft Contract When Negotiating Your Next Microsoft Agreement

Published: 05 April 2018

ID: G00353745

Analyst(s): James Smith


Sourcing and vendor management leaders must utilize the right contracts when entering or renewing their agreements. Leverage this research on Microsoft's license agreement types, options and impacts to increase flexibility, lower prices or reduce fixed financial commitments for your organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Microsoft's Primary License Agreement Types
    • Understanding the Licensing Agreement Mix
  • Transactional Agreements — A Closer Look at CSP and MPSA
    • CSP Agreements
    • MPSA
  • The Ability to True Down

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