Do You Need a Microsoft Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA)?
With limited exceptions, Microsoft does require customers engaged in commercial hosting to use a Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) instead of its standard volume licensing model. But not all customer facing applications require a SPLA.
Key Provisions in Software Audit Settlement Agreements
While it may be advantageous for a company to reach a quick resolution by the end of the year in order to resolve any outstanding disputes or potential monetary penalties, it is critical not to rush through settlement without carefully considering provisions in a draft settlement agreement.