SPLA Essentials is Merging with SPLA
Thank you for visiting
the Microsoft SPLA Essentials website. To address the changing needs of our
valued Hosting Partners, the SPLA Essentials program is merging with the
Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) program. By merging and standardizing
the SPLA program into one agreement and one set of program rights, we have a
solid offering for any partner that wants to provide Microsoft products in their
Effective November 1,
2011, SPLA will be the single program option available, and we will no longer
accept new SPLA Essentials agreements. If you are a current SPLA Essentials
partner, you have two options to continue offering hosted services using
Sign a new SPLA Agreement with a SPLA Reseller. By making the transition to SPLA, you get all of
the additional benefits of the SPLA program with the support of a SPLA reseller
to help with your transition. You will sign a new, three-year SPLA that includes
all of the benefits offered through SPLA Essentials, plus additional rights and
benefits available only to SPLA partners—such as the ability to add affiliates,
the ability to offer services to academic customers, and customer facility
installations. You will also have access to additional services that Microsoft
Reseller partners provide, such as submitting your monthly usage reports and
payments to Microsoft on your behalf. If you select this option, you will
discontinue reporting through SPLA Essentials.
Contact a reseller
to get started or
Continue reporting through SPLA Essentials until
your agreement expires.
There are two stages in this option. You may continue to place orders and manage your account with your existing SPLA Essentials agreement until the end of the agreement’s term. Starting January 1, 2012, you must use the Microsoft
Order Entry Tool (MOET) for reporting and account management. You will need to
set up a new MOET account to submit reports.
MOET training is
available. Once your existing SPLA Essentials agreement expires, you will
discontinue reporting through MOET and will need to sign a new SPLA with a
When your current SPLA Essentials
Agreement expires, you will need to sign a new SPLA with a SPLA Reseller so that
you can continue to provide software services that interact with Microsoft
products to your customers.
Frequently Asked Questions about the SPLA
program change. Thank you for being a valued Microsoft partner. We want you to
continue to realize the benefits of being a SPLA partner.