1) Get started with your welcome kit.
You will receive a welcome kit in the post shortly after signing an Enterprise Agreement. In the welcome kit you will learn how to activate your software, plus receive an explanation of your Software Assurance Benefits and a preview of what you can expect through your agreement.
2) In the first 90 days. Activate your new software.
Some software includes product activation technology and will only require product keys to activate it. New releases like Windows 7 require volume activation, using either a Multiple Activation Key or Key Management Service. For volume activation keys, you must go to the Volume Licensing Service Centre.
3) Explore the Volume Licensing Service Centre
Sign in (or register if you haven't already) to the VLSC to activate your software and assign permissions. Once there, you can also:
4) In the first 90 days. Activate your Software Assurance Benefits.
Your EA includes Software Assurance Benefits – training, services, and web/technical support resources to help you deploy, manage and use your software. Visit the VLSC to activate your benefits and assign a benefits manager for your organisation.
5) In the first 180 days, Plan Your Deployment.
Planning – Use packaged services to increase usage, improve productivity and lower costs.
Implementation – Achieve efficient, on-time, and on-budget software deployments and implementations by leveraging the resources of Insight Consulting Services
Adoption – To drive usage of your new software, utilise the employee and IT training in your Software Assurance Benefits. This includes:
6) Before your 1st anniversary : Plan your first True-UP
On your agreement anniversary, you'll use the True-up process to reconcile your actual license usage against your agreement.
Expect to receive: