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Acronym Terminology

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OLV/OV = Open License Value/Open Value: Open Value is the recommended program if you have a small to midsize organization with five or more desktop PCs and want to simplify license management, manage software costs, and get better control over your investment. It also includes Software Assurance, providing access to valuable benefits such as training; deployment planning, software upgrades, and product support help you boost the productivity of your entire organization.

OLP = Open License Program: Open License is a good choice if you are a corporate, academic, charitable, or government organization that wants to pay as you go. You must have a minimum initial purchase of five software licenses for an Open License agreement, but you can acquire additional licensed products through Open License in any quantity at any time during the two-year agreement term.

Acq = Acquired: The point during the lifetime of an agreement where a license was purchased. "Acq Y1/AY1" = Ordered (Acquired) in the 1st year of an agreement.

Proc = Processor License: A Processor License includes access for an unlimited number of users to connect from either inside the local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN), or outside the firewall (via the Internet). You do not need to purchase additional server licenses, CALs, or Internet Connector Licenses.

AP = Application Platform

Agreement = The unique number Microsoft assigns to your company after receiving the Services Provider License Agreement. This is located in your welcome letter that is typically sent via email.

Authorization = If you place an order in Open License, you will receive a single authorization number that can be reused and shared with qualified affiliates.

Sngl = Single Language

SA = Software Assurance: With Software Assurance, you get access to the latest software updates and other important resources and tools. Software Assurance (SA) for Volume Licensing is a program that helps improvement on their return of Microsoft investment by supporting best practices in software management as well as providing a range of services and technologies that help organizations to be more productive and efficient.

CAL = (Client Access License) A CAL is not a software product; rather, it is a license that gives a user the right to access the services of the server.

OVS = Open Value Subscription: the lowest up-front costs of the Open Program options with the flexibility to reduce the total licensing costs in years when the desktop PC count declines.