Canadian Licensing Microsoft Blog


Welcome to the Canadian Licensing Blog! Each month, we will highlight key product/program licensing updates, alongside upcoming trainings to help you learn more about our rapidly evolving commerce environment.


Product/Program Updates:


Upcoming Price Adjustments for On-Premises and Cloud Products

On October 1, 2018, we will adjust pricing for our licensing programs and make price adjustments to on-premises and cloud products. These changes will highlight the benefits of our pricing for a cloud-first world, help us move from program-centric to a customer-centric pricing structure, and create more consistency and transparency across our purchasing channels. To learn more about the changes, please review the official announcement here, and register for this webinar session – now available on demand – with one of our licensing specialists.


Azure Reserved Instances, Server Subscriptions Available Now in the CSP Program

On May 10, we announced the immediate availability of Azure Reserved Instances in the CSP Program, followed by the announcement of Windows/SQL Server subscription availability on July 10. To learn more about these great new offerings and how to place orders for these products in Partner Center, please review the resources available here.


Updated CSP Direct Bill Requirements Launch August 31, 2018

Partners applying/enrolled for CSP Direct will now need to purchase a paid support plan – either Microsoft Advanced Support for Partners or Microsoft Premier Support for Partners – and demonstrate an ability to provide at least one managed service, IP service, customer solution or application. Existing Direct partners will need to meet these requirements by their first annual re-enrollment date following August 31, 2018. For more information, review the CSP Direct Bill One-Pager and/or this page.



Upcoming Webinar Trainings:

Great new sessions every month – Register now using links below!

08/29/2018 – CSP Program Overview
09/12/2018 – Azure Reserved Instances (RI), Server Subscriptions in CSP
09/26/2018 – How to Buy/Sell Microsoft 365