Applying Volume Licenses to Multitenant Cloud Workloads

Thousands of service providers offer customers access to Microsoft software on multitenant hardware, meaning the hardware is shared among multiple customers. Customers have the option to apply many types of perpetual licenses with active Software Assurance (SA) and many types of subscription licenses to workloads hosted at multitenant service providers, including Microsoft's own Azure. However, special provisions unique to Azure permit customers to apply a broader set of product licenses to workloads at Azure compared with third-party service providers.

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