Software Assurance is a service offered by Microsoft that allows you to receive complimentary upgrades on Microsoft software available through the donation program at any time within two years of your initial request from the donation program.
Most Microsoft products donated through the donation program have the phrase "Includes Software Assurance" in the product name. Software Assurance is a significant benefit that adds value to your software donation in a number of ways.
This page outlines the Software Assurance administrative tasks.
Before You Start
To manage Software Assurance benefits, you must either be the administrator or have permission to perform the SA Manager role.
Accessing Software Assurance Benefits Management
Follow these steps to view information about your Software Assurance benefits within the VLSC and link to the benefit management system.
- Sign into the Volume Licensing Service Centre.
- Choose Software or click View Software Assurance Benefits in the Entitlements section of the VLSC home page to display the Software Assurance Summary page.
This page displays links for the Software Assurance benefits available for all your licensing IDs. Any Software Assurance benefit you are not eligible for is displayed in gray text.
- Click the link for any available benefit to display additional information about the benefit. Click the link at the top of the page to go to the Software Assurance benefits management system to activate and manage benefits.