The Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) is for organizations that want to offer hosted software and services to end customers, such as Web hosting, hosted applications, messaging, collaboration, and platform infrastructure. SPLA partners have the ability to deliver a customized service with a flexible cost structure, no startup costs, no monthly sales minimums or required term of commitment.
SPLA Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the difference between SPLA and other Microsoft Volume Licensing programs?
Microsoft Volume Licensing programs offer several licensing options for customers to acquire Microsoft software licenses for internal use. Hosting providers who want to offer software services to their customers and who will include software licenses as part of their service offering should use SPLA. Microsoft SPLA is the only Microsoft Volume Licensing program that allows Microsoft products to be used for commercial hosting.
How do I know I am eligible for SPLA?
To be eligible for SPLA, you should be enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Network
and enrolled in the Microsoft Hosting Community
How does pricing work forSPLA?
Pricing for SPLA remains the same month-to-month. Any price changes for SPLA will occur in January.
Are there any upfront fees required to sign SPLA?
No, there are no upfront program fees associated with signing SPLA. However, membership in the Microsoft Partner Network membership is required.