Mar 11 2017 07:48 AM
Mar 11 2017 08:10 AM
Mar 11 2017 08:34 AM - edited Mar 11 2017 08:36 AM
I imagine there would be audit exercise or sort of clemency, where an organisation declared any unlicensed software and paid for all instances. Not recent but this thread has reports from people that have been through this, I have picked out a few quotes -
"For Microsoft® VL customers, it’s not a question of if they’ll be audited, but rather, when it will occur. The terms of the VL Agreements grant MS the right to perform an audit once each year with thirty days’ notice. MS has implemented a policy whereby Select, Open, and EA customers should expect an audit at least once every three years. This may take the form of a self-assessment or an onsite audit. If the audit reveals unlicensed usage of 5% or more than they have licensed, the customer will be required to pay the retail price for all unlicensed products plus the cost of the audit."
Mar 11 2017 08:39 AM
Interesting question. Fortunately never been in such situation, but who knows - quite few people read carefully all these license agreements...
Oct 07 2020 07:10 AM
Interestingly I have a school that is happy to use the Microsoft products but refuse to pay for it. They are out of compliance by doing so but I do wonder how harsh MSFT will be in this case. I've certainly not seen a school previously actively and effectively pirating their entire estate. Being a MSFT partner this doesn't sit well with me and it's new territory.