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Microsoft Open License Program Expires January 1st, 2022

​​Is your business prepared for the Open License program retiring next year? There's a few key items to be aware of before the January 1st, 2022 retire date.


First off, what is Open Licensing in the first place?

In Microsoft's words: "Th​e Microsoft Open License program was created over 20 years ago for small and midsized customers to buy multiple perpetual software licenses at a volume price. Microsoft is taking a significant step to simplify licensing by introducing perpetual software license purchases through the new commerce experience, as part of our Cloud Solution Provider program for partners, with a target availability date of January 2021. Small and midsize customers will benefit from a simplified approach and greater flexibility in how you purchase software licenses in a way that’s easy to understand, that directly improves licensing asset management, and with predictable costs.


​New and Renew orders end December 31, 2021

In preparation of this upcoming date we recommend preparing and planning now. At the start of 2022 no orders will be accepted over Open Licensing, that means you'll need to have a CSP partner like RyanTech to continue purchasing licenses. We can help navigate through the licensing changes, renewals, and migrating to the new licensing model. 


Our live chat is available below to get started. We give free advice on any questions you may have even if you don't move forward with us as your CSP.


Read more at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/news/microsoft-open-license-program-changes

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