The future of SPLA: is it going away?

Nov 6, 2019

SPLA partners ask us all the time if SPLA (Service Provider Licensing Agreement) is going away. Some tell us their Microsoft reps told them it was,...

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Updated License Desk Offering To Cover all Microsoft Licensing Vehicles

Oct 16, 2019

Altaris has launched an updated version of our License Desk, with two key updates: we’ve made it affordable and we will address all Microsoft...

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Windows PROC to CORE… Don’t be get caught misreporting!

Sep 18, 2019

October will be the very last month where the remaining legacy Service Provider Licensing Agreements (SPLA) will allow hosters to report Windows...

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QMTH and Software Outsourcing Clarification (Windows 10)

Aug 21, 2019

We’ve written about QMTH (Qualified Multi-tenant Hosting) before, outlining the program, qualification requirements, and the overall positive step...

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Microsoft eliminates traditional ‘Outsourcing’ rights for Major Cloud competitors

Aug 2, 2019

In a bold move Microsoft has eliminated the right to leverage on-premise licensing in hosted, Dedicated environments . . . but just for who they...

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Update: Microsoft reverses decision to end Internal Use rights (IUR)

Jul 8, 2019

In an unpreceded move, Microsoft reversed their decision to end Internal Use Rights (IUR) as outlined below. Here's the official announcement. That...

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Meet with Altaris at Inspire 2019

Jun 26, 2019

From July 14th to the 16th, Altaris Cloud will be in attendance at Microsoft Inspire. 

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SPLA Audit Hangover

Jun 20, 2019

Okay, so it wasn’t a party but your SPLA audit is finally coming to a close. If you are like many SPLA partners who have gone through an audit this...

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Altaris becomes a 'compliant' CSP partner

Mar 13, 2019

So there's nothing unique about joining Microsoft's CSP (Cloud Solution Provider) program, particularly as an indirect CSP reseller. You really just...

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Altaris Cloud expands its practice to include End-User Licensing

Feb 20, 2019

At Altaris Cloud we’ve always had a deep understanding of how end-user licensing works. In the past we chose to focus exclusively on SPLA as that’s...

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