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If you are a partner with a silver or gold competency, you gain access to internal-use software licenses as specified for each competency. These licenses can be used to run your business; they are not for resale, personal use, or customer training. Licenses are provided for the latest released versions of Microsoft software only.

Note: Partners may review their current license entitlement by using the License Summary. Your program administrator must grant you the appropriate access to this site. Your organization may also use the License Calculator to plan your competency benefit scenario.


From the following table, select the link for your chosen competency to learn about its internal-use software license benefits. You also receive an equivalent number of internal training-use licenses1 and unlimited demonstration licenses2 for these products.

1Training-use licenses are for employee training purposes only and must not be resold or used for personal purposes.

2Demonstration-use licenses are for demonstration purposes only. Your sales and marketing employees can use this software to showcase the product to your customers. You may not leave the product with a customer after a demonstration has been completed.


​Competencies
​Application Development ​Identity and  Access
​Application Integration Learning
Application Lifecycle Management ​​Management and Virtualization
Business Intelligence Messaging
Communications Midmarket Solution Provider
​Collaboration and Content ​Mobility
​Customer Relationship Management​ ​OEM
Data Platform ​Project and Portfolio Management
​Desktop​ Server Platform
Digital Marketing​ Small Business
Distributor​ ​Software Asset Management
Enterprise Resource Planning​ Volume Licensing
Hosting​


​Application Integration
Product​ Silver competency license grants​ Gold competency license grants​
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2010 Enterprise (single processor) 3​ 5​
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 1 2
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise 8 16
Windows 8 Enterprise* 10​ 40​


Application Lifecycle Management
Incremental internal-use licenses are not granted for the Application Lifecycle Management competency. Learn more about the MSDN subscriptions granted for this competency.


Business Intelligence
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise 1 3
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise client access licenses (CALs)(include Standard CALs)* 5 25
Microsoft Groove Server 2010 3 5
Microsoft MapPoint  North America  2013 or Microsoft MapPoint  European 2013 * 5 25
Microsoft Office Multi-Language Pack 2010 5 25
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 5 25
Microsoft Project Professional 2010 5 25
Microsoft Project Server 2010 1 3
Microsoft Project Server 2010 CALs* 10 50
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise CALs (include Standard CALs)* 5 50
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise 16 32
Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 5 25
Windows 8 Enterprise 10 40
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 1 2
Windows Server 2012 Standard 2 4
​Windows Server 2012 CALs (not edition specific)* ​10 ​40


Communications
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 CALs 5 10
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise 2 3
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise CALs* 25 100
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard CALs* 25 100
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Plus CALs* 25 100
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 25 100
Windows Server 2012 (not edition specific) 10 40
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 1 2
​Windows Server 2012 Standard ​2 ​4

Note: if your organization has made the transition into the Communications competency from the retired Unified Communications competency, your organization may continue to use the Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise licenses granted under the Unified Communications competency through June 30, 2012. These licenses are bound to the internal-use license country and worldwide maximum grants. If your organization still requires these licenses after June 2012, you must acquire them through the appropriate channel. Refer to Software licensing for partners with silver or gold competencies for a detailed list of licenses previously granted under the retired Unified Communications competency.




Customer Relationship Management
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 CALs* 25 50
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011* 2 2
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 External Connector* 1 2
Microsoft financial and supply chain management solution of choice, such as Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics SL (concurrent users)3, * 15 30
Microsoft FRx Professional or Microsoft Forecaster Unlimited Unlimited
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 5 25
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise 8 16
Windows 8 Enterprise* 10 40
Windows Server 2012 Standard 2 4
Windows Server 2012 CALs (not edition specific)* 5 20

3
With the exception of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, all products are licensed as concurrent users. For Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, the license grant is two server licenses and 15 enterprise user CALs for a silver competency and 30 enterprise user CALs for a gold competency.


Data Platform
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise 16 32
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 1 2
Windows Server 2012 CALs (not edition specific)* 10 40
Windows Server 2012 Standard 2 4



Desktop
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012 25 50
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise 2 3
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise CALs* 25 50
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard CALs* 25 50
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Plus CALs* 25 50
Microsoft Office Multi-Language Pack 2010 25 50
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 25 50
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise 8 16
Microsoft System Center 2012 Datacenter 1 2
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 client management license (ML)* 25 50
Microsoft System Center 2012 Client Management Suite client ML 25 50
Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection 25 50
Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Suite Standard 0 5
Windows 8 Enterprise* 50 100
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 1 2
Windows Server 2012 Standard 2 4
Windows Server 2012 (not edition specific) 10 40
Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services (RDS) CALs 10 40
Windows Thin PC 25 50
​Windows Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) ​50 100​



Digital Marketing
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 2 2
Microsoft SharePoint for Internet Sites Enterprise 1 2
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Standard CALs* 5 25
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise 8 16
Windows Server 2012 Standard 2 4
Windows Server 2012 CALs (not edition specific)* 5 20



Distributor
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012 25 40
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 10 40
Windows 8 Enterprise* 10 40
Windows Server 2012 Standard 2 4
Windows Server 2012 CALs (not edition specific)* 5 20



Enterprise Resource Planning
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 CALs* 25 50
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011* 2 2
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 External Connector* 1 2
Microsoft financial and supply chain management solution of choice, such as Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics SL (concurrent users)3, * 15 30
Microsoft FRx Professional or Microsoft Forecaster Unlimited Unlimited
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 5 25
Microsoft Project Professional 2010 5 25
Microsoft Project Server 2010 1 3
Microsoft Project Server 2010 CALs* 10 50
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise 8 16
Windows Server 2012 CALs3 (not edition specific) 5 20
Windows Server 2012 Standard 2 4

3
With the exception of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, all products are licensed as concurrent users. For Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, the license grant is two server licenses and 15 enterprise user CALs for a silver competency and 30 enterprise user CALs for a gold competency.

*Read additional notes and important details about certain licensing benefits for Microsoft competencies.


Hosting
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise CALs (include Standard CALs)* 10 40
Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server 10 40
Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint 10 40
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Enterprise (per processor) 1 2
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Protection Service 10 40
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise 1 2
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise CALs* 10 25
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard CALs* 10 25
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Plus CALs* 10 25
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise 8 16
Microsoft System Center 2012 Datacenter 1 2
Microsoft System Center 2012 Client Management Suite client ML 25 50
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 client ML* 25 50
Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection 25 50
Windows Server 2012 CALs (not edition specific)* 10 40
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 1 2
Windows Server 2012 Standard 2 4
Windows Server 2012 RDS CALs 10 40


Identity and Access
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 1 3
Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 CALs 35 140
Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server* 10 40
Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint* 10 40
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 Enterprise (per processor) 2 5
Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway Web Protection Service* 10 40
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway server license 1 3
Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway CALs 35 140
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise 8 16
Microsoft System Center 2012 Datacenter 1 2
Microsoft System Center 2012 Client Management Suite client ML 25 50
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 client ML* 25 50
Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection 25 50
Windows Server 2012 RDS CALs 10 40
Windows Server 2012 CALs (not edition specific)* 10 40
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 1 2
​Windows Server 2012 Standard ​2 ​4
 


Learning
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Windows 8 Enterprise* 10 40
Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Premium* 1 2
Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 CALs* 20 40

Note: Partners with a Learning competency also gain access to training-use licenses for customer training.



Management and Virtualization4
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012 10 40
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise 8 16
Microsoft System Center 2012 Datacenter 1 2
Microsoft System Center 2012 Client Management Suite client ML 50 100
Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager client ML* 50 100
Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection 50 100
Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 client ML 25 75
Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 server ML 1 1
Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010  Enterprise server ML 3 3
Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Suite Standard 0 5
Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 CALs* 20 40
Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Premium* 1 2
Windows Server 2012 CALs (not edition specific)* 10 40
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 1 2
Windows Server 2012 Standard 2 4
Windows Server 2012 RDS CALs 10 40
​Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup ​1 ​2
​Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard ​1 ​2
Windows Thin PC 25 50
Windows VDA 50 100

*In June 2012, the Systems Management and Virtualization competencies were merged to form the new Management and Virtualization competency. Partners who previously obtained both the Systems Management and Virtualization competencies will experience a license reduction for some products that were offered in both competencies. Partners affected by the license reduction as a result of the competency merger may continue to use the internal-use licenses until June 30, 2013. This is a grace period intended to provide partners with time to appropriately plan for any shortfall of licenses. Partners must be actively enrolled as a competency partner to be entitled to the grace period. These licenses are bound to the country and worldwide maximum grants for internal-use licenses. Partner organizations that require additional product internal-use licenses after June 2013 must purchase licenses through the appropriate channel. Refer to Software licensing for partners with silver or gold competencies for detailed licenses.

*Read additional notes and important details about certain licensing benefits for Microsoft competencies.



Messaging
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise 3 5
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise CALs (include Standard CALs)* 25 50
Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server 25 50
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 25 50
Windows Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) CALs for Windows Server 2012 10 40
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 1 2
Windows Server 2012 Standard 2 4
​Windows Server 2012 CALs (not edition specific)* ​10 ​40

Note: if your organization has made the transition into the Messaging competency from the retired Unified Communications competency, your organization may continue to use the Lync Server 2010 Enterprise and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise licenses granted under the Unified Communications competency, through June 30, 2012. These licenses are bound to the internal-use license country and worldwide maximum grants. If your organization still requires these licenses after June 2012, you must acquire them through the appropriate channel. Refer to the Software licensing for partners with silver or gold competencies page for a detailed list of licenses previously granted under the retired Unified Communications competency.




Midmarket Solution Provider
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise 1 1
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise CALs (include Standard CALs)* 10 25
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise 1 2
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise CALs* 10 25
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard CALs* 10 25
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Plus CALs* 10 25
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 0 1
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise CALs (include Standard CALs)* 10 25
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise 8 16
Windows 8 Enterprise* 10 40
Windows Server 2012 Standard 2 4
Windows Server 2012 CALs (not edition specific)* 5 20
Windows Server 2012 RDS CALs 5 20



Mobility
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise 1 3
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise CALs (include Standard CALs)* 10 40


OEM
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Office Multi-Language Pack 2010 10 20
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 10 20
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise 8 16
Windows 8 Professional (full packaged product, full licenses)* 10 20
Windows Server 2012 CALs* 5 20
Windows Server 2012 Foundation 1 2
Windows Server 2012 Standard* 2 4
​Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup ​1 ​2
​Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard ​1 ​2
Windows Small Business Server 2011 CALs* 5 10
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard* 1 2


Project and Portfolio Management
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Groove Server 2010 3 5
Microsoft Office Multi-Language Pack 2010 10 40
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 10 40
Microsoft Project Professional 2010 10 40
Microsoft Project Server 2010 3 5
Microsoft Project Server 2010 CALs* 20 100
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise 8 16
Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 10 40


Server Platform
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft System Center 2012 Datacenter 1 2
Microsoft System Center 2012 Client Management Suite client ML 25 50
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 client ML* 25 50
Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection 25 50
Windows Server 2012 CALs (not edition specific)* 25 75
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 2 4
Windows Server 2012 Standard 2 4
Windows Server 2012 RDS CALs 25 75
​Windows AD RMS CALs for Windows Server 2012 ​25 ​75
​Windows Storage Server 2012 Workgroup ​1 ​2
​Windows Storage Server 2012 Standard ​1 2​
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials 1 2
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard 1 2
Windows Small Business Server 2011 CALs* 10 40


Small Business
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Office 365​ ​100 250​
Windows Intune​ 50​ ​100


Software Asset Management
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012 10 40
Microsoft System Center 2012 Datacenter 1 2
Microsoft System Center 2012 Client Management Suite client ML 25 50
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 client ML* 25 50
Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection 25 50


Volume Licensing
Product Silver competency license grants Gold competency license grants
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012 25 40
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 10 40
Windows 8 Enterprise* 10 40
Windows Server 2012 CALs (not edition specific)* 5 20