Microsoft Licensing Solutions


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Microsoft Licensing Provider

Since its inception in 2002, software Microsoft licensing has been an integral part of Envision IT’s business. Envision IT is an Australian-owned and operated business based in the Melbourne metro region (Oakleigh South).

Envision IT is a Microsoft Gold Partner and Modern Work SMB Solution Partner and authorised reseller for Microsoft licenses and Azure Cloud. Over the past 21 years, more than 1800 unique clients have trusted Envision IT for licensing solutions. We cover Microsoft CSP (subscription), Perpetual, and Open value (OV) licenses that involve software assurance and OEM licenses such as Windows 10 Pro / Windows 11 Pro, Windows 10 Pro LTSC, Windows IoT License and many others. On the hardware front, we offer attractive prices on Surface and Surface Hub devices.

With its experience, Envision IT presents itself as your trusted Microsoft Licensing Provider. The licensing can be complicated for many. We understand the complexities of Microsoft licensing and can help you navigate the different options to find the perfect solution for your business needs. We provide Microsoft licensing services to small and medium businesses (SMBs), autonomous bodies, charity and Non-profit, education (or academic), government agencies without enterprise agreement and others.

Engaging Envision IT often means reducing Microsoft licensing costs because we can devise the best ways to implement the license and achieve compliance. Our team of experts will work closely with you to understand your specific requirements and recommend the most cost-effective licensing options. It is for this reason, that customers in Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga and many others (please see the full list below) have trusted Envision IT for Microsoft licenses.

Envision IT Microsoft licensing solutions offering caters to ‘Small and Medium Business (SMB)’ and any large business without ‘Enterprise Licensing’. Our licensing solutions range from Office 365 / Microsoft 365 / Dynamics 365 to perpetual licenses (please see the full list below) and Azure cloud services.

Our advantage lies in being ‘simple and clear’ and advising you ‘what is good for you’. We are known for friendly conversation and onboarding / ongoing assistance without any additional costs. This would be very helpful when you are new to Microsoft licensing or Microsoft Subscription / Perpetual licenses that are delivered in a different way now.

We endeavour to simplify Microsoft Licensing for you, enabling make you make informed decisions and reduce your implementation costs by making smart use of licensing options. This page provides reasonable details in a simple manner. However, you need not bore yourself to death by trying to grasp details. Just call us on 03 9802 5516 or email - or make use of contact us form and we will reach out to you quickly.

Our clients trust us because they reach us for any clarifications and we provide simple and easy explanation of terms and quotes!

Microsoft Reseller Australia

Based in Melbourne, Envision IT is Microsoft Authorised Software Reseller. We are athorised to sell Microsoft Software Licensing Solutions Academic, Autonomous, Business, Charity, Education, Local, State and Federal Government, Government Agencies, Not for Profit (NFP) and other organisations in Australia and neighbouring countries as stated in Sales Region below. This includes Overseas and multinationals organisation that need to buy the Microsoft Licenses locally for their users located in Australia. We sell all types of software licensing ranging from desktop / device products such as Windows for Desktops, Tablets, IoTs, Office for devices or cloud, O365, Microsoft 365, Windows Server, SQL Server, MS Exchange, MS Dynamics, MS Project, SharePoint etc. We assist in 'On-premise', 'On-Cloud' or 'hybrid' implementations.

Microsoft Authorised Reseller territory

Envision IT is authorised to sell Microsoft licenses in Australia, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Southern Territories, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Pitcairn, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Futuna Islands.


  • Envision IT is authorised reseller for Surface, Surface Hub and other Microsoft hardware in Australia.
  • Envision IT Bing Maps ISV License reseller for Australia and New Zealand.

Microsoft licensing plans sold

Envision IT sells the following Microsoft licenses under the following plans. It covers licenses for Commercial NCE, Academic NCE and Charity – Non-profit NCE customers, of all sizes in the territories listed above

  • CSP Subscription
  • CSP Perpetual
  • Open Value (OV)
  • OEM licenses
  • CSP Azure such as Azure Maps, Visual Studio

Envision IT provides first line of support to all clients from Melbourne in Australia. The above license plans are described below.

Microsoft CSP Subscription Licenses

As the name suggests, these licenses are offered on a subscription basis such as Microsoft 365, Office 365, Dynamics 365, Intune, Power BI etc. These are ‘user licenses’ i.e. assigned to users. Now, the licenses are provisioned under the new commerce experience (NCE) program. This is explained below:

  • Under Microsoft CSP NCE program, you can purchase these licenses for yearly or monthly terms.
  • Monthly licenses are 20% more expensive when you compare monthly cost of a yearly license and monthly license. To give an example, a Microsoft license for one year will cost you $100.00 while the same license on a monthly term (different stock keeping unit or SKU), will cost you $10.00.
  • Licenses once provisioned cannot be cancelled. This was possible earlier when we could provide you with refund.
  • The licenses are provisioned on the portal
  • You get free updates during the subscription term
  • You can install them on up to devices for all licenses EXCEPT for the licenses that come with ‘online’ option only.

Microsoft CSP Perpetual Licenses

As the name suggests, these licenses are perpetual in nature e.g. Office Standard and Office Professional, SQL Server, Windows 10 Pro / Windows 11 Pro upgrade, Windows Server, Exchange Server etc. They can be device or user licenses.

  • The licenses are perpetual i.e. they do not expire
  • Device licenses are locked to a device but can be transferred to another one as per the license terms. The device licenses are such as Office Standard, Office ProPlus, MS SQL Server, Exchange Server, Device CALs, Windows 10 Pro / Windows 11 Pro upgrade, Windows Server etc.
  • User licenses can be used by a user for up to 5 devices. User licenses are such as User CALs.
  • Licenses once purchased cannot be cancelled after 30 days (terms apply).
  • There are no free updates unless you purchase ‘software assurance (SA). Licenses with ‘software assurance (SA)’ are sold under the ‘Open Value (OV)’ plan (see below).
  • You can install the licenses on devices.

Microsoft Open Value Licenses

Microsoft Open Value (OV) licenses are either the perpetual licenses with ‘software assurance (SA) or special type of licenses such as Bing Maps which, are subscription in nature.

  • ‘Software Assurance (SA)’ is an add on to the perpetual license.
  • A purchase of ‘perpetual license with SA’ get you the ‘perpetual license’ with 3 years software assurance.
  • At the end of the three years, you have the option to renew just the SA part. When you do not renew the SA, then the perpetual license remains with you. The Software Assurance benefits however cease when it is not renewed.
  • Software assurance is mandatory in certain circumstances e.g. when you deploy a license in a ‘Datacenter’ environment.
  • You can pay for ‘perpetual license with SA’ either yearly in advance or 3 years in advance. As before, you renew only the SA part after 3 years.
  • Compared to this, licenses such as Bing Maps are subscription licenses that are licensed for a term.

Microsoft OEM Licenses

Finally, the OEM licenses are those licenses that you install on a new or an upgraded device such as Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Microsoft 11 Pro, Microsoft Windows IoT LTSC etc.

  • Windows 10 Pro / Windows 11 Pro licenses can be purchased in electronic or DVD format.
  • Windows 10 Pro LTSC / Windows 11 Pro LTSC sold under CSP program (above) is an upgrade license that requires a base license such as Windows 10 Pro / Windows 11 Pro.
  • On the other hand, Windows 10 IoT LTSC / Windows 11 IOT LTSC licenses are OEM licenses for IoT devices. These licenses come with ‘electronic download’ option.
  • Windows IOT licenses prices depend on the CPU make and model.

Azure under CSP

Azure cloud offerings such as Azure Maps, Visual Studio etc. are offered under CSP plan. Please contact for pricing on these products.

All types of Microsoft licenses and users

We are Microsoft Volume Licensing Certified Specialists. We sell Microsoft Software to all types of users and plans.

From us, you can buy CSP (Monthly, and soon, yearly), Volume Licensing (VL), OEM, Retail, Subscription, Cloud, On Premises, Perpetual, Education, Academic, Charity, Not for Profit (NFP) and for profit, commercial organisations.

Microsoft products sold by Envision IT

Placed below is a short list of Microsoft software license products sold by Envision IT. As before, all the license products are available with commercial, academic / education and student use benefit licenses and charity / non-profit prices.

  • Office 365 (no Teams):

    Commercial / Charity / non-profit E1, E3, E5, F3 (for frontline workers) | Academic A1, A3, A5 for faculty and student use benefit licenses

  • Standalone Licenses:

    AI Builder, Clipchamp, Defender Threat intelligence, eCDN, Exchange Online, Microsoft Cloud PKI, Microsoft Copilot, Defender for End Point P1 and P2, Identity and Vulnerability Management add on, Microsoft Entra ID governance, Microsoft Intune, Plan 1 and Plan2, Microsoft Teams audioconference, Essentials, enterprise, Rooms, Shared devices, Microsoft VIVA Insights and learning, OneDrive for Business, Planner Plan 1, Power Apps, Power BI, Project Plan, SharePoint, Universal Print, Vision Plan 1 and Plan2

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365:

    Dataverse database, file capacity add on, Business Central, Device, Essentials, External Accountant, Business Central Premium, Dynamics 365 Commerce, Dynamics 365 Customer Service, Dynamics 365 e-commerce, Dynamics 365 Finance, Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection, Dynamics 365 Guides, Dynamics 365 Human Resources (HR), Dynamics 365 Intelligent order management, Dynamics 365 Operations, Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, Dynamics 365 Sales, Power Pages, Sensor Data Intelligence, Dynamics 365 Customer Insights, Dynamics 365 Finance, Dynamics 365 Project Operations

  • Microsoft Sustainability Manager

  • Microsoft Windows:

    Windows 10/11 Enterprise E3, Windows 365 Business 2, Windows VMs / VDA (Windows as a service),

  • Enterprise Mobility + Security:

    E3 and E5

  • Microsoft 365 (up to 300 users):

    Microsoft 365 Apps for business, Business Basic, Business Standard, Business Premium, eDiscovery and Audit, Information Protection and Governance, Insider Threats, F1, F3, Microsoft 365 editions WITHOUT TEAMS i.e. Business Basic, Business Standard, Business Premium, E3, E5, F1 and F3

Charity, Education and Not for Profit (NFP)

We offer deep discounted Microsoft Licensing for Academic, Charity, Education and Not for Profit (NFP) Organisations. Our simple and easy approach has made them as our fastest growing segment.

To avail Microsoft Licensing for Academic and Education, you must be registered with them. The Charity and Not for Profit need to register with - Connecting Up for most of the license type. For O365 however, please register at: Microsoft Office 365 for Not for Profit (NFP) and Charity - Prices and Plans. You will be surprised to see the support Microsoft offers to you by providing deep discounted prices.

Apart from Office 365 for eligible Charity / NFP, we cover entire Microsoft Licensing portfolio e.g. Windows 10 Under VL, Servers, CALs, Dynamics, SharePoint, Visual Studio etc. If you do not see a product that you are looking for, just contact us.

Azure Licensing and Migration

Microsoft Azure opens a door (or a Window with loads of Applications) to cloud world. You can migrate your on-premise applications to Microsoft Azure Cloud or develop something entirely new! When you engage us, we not only ease this process but also carry our the much needed business and digital transformation, user training and transition to new systems. Most importantly, we do so within fixed costs and short timeframes. So if there is a complexity involved and failure is not an option, just contact us.

Microsoft Project Professional 2016 PROMOTIONAL OFFER

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  • Bing Volume Licensing and Bing ISV Licensing for ISV Solution Developers. Development support available for Australian and worldwide customers. Know more about Bing Maps Licensing>>

  • Volume License, product Sales, Implementation and configuration of Microsoft Visual Studio Development Environment such as Visual Studio Ultimate, consulting to optimise your development set up most cost effectively.

  • Buy Under Volume Licensing or Cloud Business Plan. Implementation, configuration and Migration services available in Melbourne.

  • Licensing, Implementation, configuration and Migration (desktop or other providers to Azure) services available

  • Buy Under Volume Licensing or under CSP Plan. Implementation, configuration and Migration services available in Melbourne.

  • Volume Licensing. Onsite Implementation, configuration and Migration services available in Melbourne. Remote Access Support available Australia-wide.

  • Volume Licensing. Onsite Implementation, configuration and Migration services available in Melbourne. Remote Access Support available Australia-wide.

  • Volume Licensing. On-site Implementation, configuration and Migration services available in Melbourne and through Remote Access, Australia-wide.

  • Volume License for Office Professional Plus, Office Standard, and Office 365 ProPlus. Compare and know more about Microsoft Office versions.

    We cover all versions such as Office 2016 (latest version) and Office 2013. Other versions may be available through soft assurance under downgrade rights. Please ask for Retail and OEM Office products that are not available through Volume Licensing.

    Academic users have benefit of free online license of O365. Please contact us to know more about O365 licensing for Academic, Charity and NFP purposes. Please be advised that Academic Organisations must be registered with Microsoft. We will provide a form for you to fill. Charity and NFP Organisations on the other hand should register directly by visiting: . Please contact us if this link has changed or not working.

  • Windows 10 is current version: Windows 10 has two main editions i.e. Windows 10 Professional and Windows 10 Standard. In general, you purchase these along with devices as OEM License.'Windows 10 Pro'

    and 'Windows 10 Enterprise' through VL are upgrade licenses. This means you require an underlying qualifying license for these products e.g. Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8 Pro or even Windows 10 Pro. Please see below details of Windows 10 under Volume License. You can obtain some older versions through software assurance and downgrade rights after you purchase Windows 10. You can upgrade selected older versions of Windows e.g. Windows 8. As not all older Windows versions and editions can be upgraded, please provide us a list of Windows Versions and we will advise on eligibility for upgrade. Please ask for Retail and OEM Office products that are not available through Volume Licensing.

    Windows 10 Under Volume License: Windows 10 under volume license is an 'upgrade' license. This means that you must have a qualifying underlying license to implement Windows 10. The underlying qualifying license could be with you as OEM license you obtained with your hardware or retail product that you purchased. There are several benefits of Windows 10 Pro under Volume License. Volume License is the only way to obtain Windows 10 Enterprise version.

    Windows 10 under volume license is available to all types of clients e.g. Academic, Autonomous bodies, Business, Charity, Government, Not for Profit etc.

    Know more about Windows 10 Volume Licensing by clicking this link (Format: pdf I Size: 0.7 MB )

  • You can buy Microsoft SQL Server 2016 based on computing power or the number of users or devices. MS SQL 2016 is the current version being sold. Most common way to buy MS SQL is through Volume Licensing.

    You can obtain older versions such as MS SQL 2012 under downgrade rights when you purchase MS SQL Server 2016.

    MS SQL server 2016 comes in two editions i.e. Enterprise and Standard. Older editions such as MS SQL Business Intelligence (BI) Editions are no longer available. Both the licenses are Core based i.e. you need to license all cores. The cores however can be VCPU cores. Please ask for clarification before ordering this. The MS SQL Standard Edition requires Client Access Licenses (CALs).The CALs can be 'User' or 'Device' based. You do not need CALs with MS SQL Enterprise Edition.

    For deployment over server farms, you will need Software Assurance (SA). Besides this requirement, Microsoft SA has several other benefits, Software Other versions may be available through soft assurance under downgrade rights.

    Please call or email us for MS SQL Retail and OEM Office products and specially priced MS SQL for Charity, Education, Not for Profit (NFP) etc. that are not available through Volume Licensing. Implementation, configuration and Migration services available in Melbourne and Australia-wide, through Remote Access.

    Download SQL Server 2016 Licensing Datasheet by clicking this link (Format: pdf I Size: 1.5 MB )

  • Overview: Microsoft Windows Server 2016 is current version. Microsoft Windows Server is available in 3 editions i.e. Datacenter, Standard and Essential. The Windows Server Datacentre and Standard

    editions are designed for non-SMB organisations e.g. academic, businesses, charity, education, government, not for profit (NFP) etc. On the other hand, Microsoft Windows Server Essential Edition is designed for small user base organisations with 25 or less users OR 50 or less devices.

    Licensing Windows Server 2016: Microsoft Windows Server licensing now is 'core based' for 'Datacentre' and 'Standard editions'. This means, you purchase license for the number of cores on your physical server. Minimum number of cores to be purchased is 16. When your server has more cores, you purchase multiple licenses. For each user or device, you need to purchase 'Windows Client Access license(CAL). Compared to this, Windows Server Essential 2016 is a specialty server license i.e. NOT core based but it restricts the number of users to 25 and devices to 50. You do not need CALs for Windows Server Essentials 2016.

    Know more about core licensing and its basic definitions by clicking this link (Format: pdf I Size: 1.5 MB )

    Windows Server CALs: You require Windows Server CALs to access windows server. You can purchase CALs on a 'User Basis' or a 'Device Basis'. When purchased on user basis, a user can access Windows Server through up to 5 devices. On the other hand, when purchased on 'device' basis, the use is restricted to devices.

    Virtual Machine (VM) entitlements in Windows Server: By default, Windows Server Datacentre Edition provides unlimited VMs while Standard Edition offers only 2 VMs per server. To add more VMs to a Standard server, you purchase multiple windows server licenses. This is helpful when you need more than 2 VMs but the number of VMs needed is a small.

    Know more about using and licensing Microsoft Server products in virtual (VM) environments by clicking this link (Format: pdf I Size: 1.5 MB )

    Windows Server Remote Desktop or Remote Access: To provide 'Remote Server Access' to users, you need to purchase RDS CALs in addition to Windows CALs.

    Software Assurance: Software Assurance many benefits such as new product version rights, saving of up to 40% when you bring your Windows Server to cloud, six years additional support for 'End of Life' products. Software Assurance is mandatory for 'Server Farm' implementation.

    Know more about using and licensing Microsoft Server products in virtual (VM) environments by clicking this link (Format: pdf I Size: 1.5 MB )

    Please ask for Retail and OEM Office products that are not available through Volume Licensing. Implementation, configuration and Migration services available in Melbourne and Australia-wide, through Remote Access.

    Get a quick overview of Software Assurance and its benefits by clicking this link (Format: pdf I Size: 0.3 MB )

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