The government signed a three-year renewal for the second period of Microsoft’s Cloud Software and Services Agreement (MCSSA).
The MCSSA was originally signed in 2018, spanning a six-year period consisting of two three-year terms.
The renewal means that eligible government organizations will continue to have access to volume discounts and concessional terms for Microsoft cloud software and services through Microsoft Licensing Solutions Partners (LSPs).
Six LSPs are available: Cyclone Computer, Datacom, Fujitsu NZ, Insight Enterprises, NTT and Spark Digital.
The deal makes software license management and compliance easier for agencies so they can focus on delivering core services in New Zealand, said Ann-Marie Cavanagh, deputy general manager of digital public service at the department. internal affairs.
“We will continue to seek opportunities to provide additional value and simplicity to agencies using these services,” she said.
MCSSA is a volume licensing agreement that includes subscription, perpetual, and cloud service licenses.
It is based on subscriptions to Microsoft’s corporate online services, with additional rights to cover existing use.
The agreement covers desktop software licenses for: Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office and CALs, enterprise software for Microsoft Windows server exchange, SharePoint, database SQL Server and enterprise cloud solutions such as Office 365 and Azure public cloud.
Agencies can join the agreement through an LSP. Their LSP can then help model the agency’s needs and typically charge a fee for their service.
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