Microsoft Licenses are designed to allow end-users to legally operate and use Microsoft licensed products like Microsoft Office products, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Compatible products, Microsoft Office software, and Microsoft networking products. Microsoft Licenses contain a variety of different licensing options such as single user, multi-user, business, educational, and non-profit licensing options. Microsoft licenses are available for use on a variety of devices including: personal computers, servers, workstations, and networks. Microsoft licenses are available in hardware and software solutions that vary in price and capabilities. Microsoft Licenses contain a variety of different features such as application software, connectivity options, document processing, business solutions, desktop products, productivity applications, Microsoft Office products, and Microsoft Store, all which have become a part of Microsoft’s core products. Microsoft licensing helps organizations to gain access to software, hardware, and services that they need to implement in their organization and improve their bottom line by ensuring that they get the software and hardware that they need to meet their business needs.
Microsoft License Information is considered valid when all of the following conditions are met: The product key or identification number included with the product in its entirety is completely composed in the Microsoft License Information, the product key is enclosed within the registry keys of the software/hardware as described in the Microsoft License Information. The product key or identification number does not appear to be altered or modified in any way during or after the product key has been used to purchase the product. There are no variations in the product key or identification number and there are no signs of encroachments. The product key must be attached to a certified document. If the product key is not enclosed, the document must state that the item is a copy of one of the following Microsoft Licenses, the requirements for licensing, or a copy of a Licensing declaration, issued by an authorized employee of Microsoft under the terms of the Microsoft Licensing Agreement or the applicable Product Requirements document.
Microsoft licensed products offer many advantages to businesses through the use of virtual machines, access to Microsoft Office, as well as developing and deploying custom software. With regards to virtual machines, only those portions of an application that are used on Windows-based computers are run on that OS. Applications that are not Windows-based are run on “virtual machines”, which Microsoft calls “genuine” programs. It is important to note that a genuine Windows-based application can only be executed on Windows operating systems, and that applications that are not Windows-based cannot be properly licensed if you want them to be used on non-Windows platforms.