The aim of this article is to highlight any additions, deletions and other changes to the product use rights document for October 2011.

How to use the PUR Document

The Product Use Rights document plays an important role in providing you with general and product specific use rights that are not described in the Microsoft® Agreements. The PUR also informs you of products that have been discontinued as well as any changes that have been made to the usage rights. The PUR document also describes the updated Software Assurance Benefits.

It should be used with the Product List that provides you with current product offerings, country exceptions as well as transition and migration availability.

To use the PUR document effectively, first read through the Universal and General License Terms and then use the Table of Contents which has hyperlinks to product-specific license terms.

The New Product Use Rights Format

The format of the Product Use Rights document has been changed:

  • Product-Specific License Terms are now addressed by product rather than together with other products under the same licensing model.
  • Certain attributes such as available license types (CALs, external connector licenses, MLs, and SLs), applicable notices, and Software Assurance benefits are readily identifiable in the Product-specific license terms.
  • Items in the table of contents and throughout the Product-specific sections are clickable.
  • Common licensing terminology is defined upfront.
  • Notices and additional software lists have been isolated and addressed in separate appendices.
  • License terms for existing products have not changed except as specifically addressed above for new products and versions that we are introducing as part of the regular update cycle.


The following products were added:

  • Business Intelligence Appliance 2012
  • Data Warehouse Appliance 2012
  • Database Consolidation Appliance 2012
  • System Center® Advisor

Nov 2016