Microsoft Licensing

Licensing can be confusing, let us evaluate your requirements and find you the cost-effective solution.

Microsoft Business Licensing

Microsoft Volume Licensing is the most cost-effective, flexible, and manageable way to acquire Microsoft software and cloud services. Microsoft offers several Volume Licensing programs, each tailored to the needs of different sizes of businesses and types of organisations.

Open License

The Open license allows a flexible approach to purchasing Microsoft products. With an upfront cost and the option of software assurance this model is most suitable for companies preferring a one off cost.

Open Value License

Open Value is the recommended program if you have a small to midsize organisation with five or more desktop PCs and want to simplify license management, manage software costs, and get better control over your investment. This model allows the cost to be spread over multiple years with the product being owned outright at the end of the term. It also includes Software Assurance, providing access to valuable benefits such as software upgrades.

Open Value Subscription

Open Value Subscription provides the lowest up-front costs of the Open program options with the flexibility to reduce the total licensing costs in years when the desktop PC count declines. This option gives your organisation the rights to run the software throughout your organisation only during the term of the agreement.

Microsoft Education Licensing

MDI Networks earns distinction through commitment to academic customers.

Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP)

As part of our commitment to our education customers, MDI Networks has renewed its Microsoft Authorized Education Partner (AEP) status, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft academic customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment. To earn a Microsoft AEP authorization, partners must complete a test to prove their level of academic licensing and market expertise.

The AEP program is designed to train participating resellers on Microsoft’s Academic licensing, authorize them to purchase and resell Microsoft Academic licenses, and demonstrate to potential customers that they are approved and knowledgeable academic partners.

MDI Networks provides a complete range of IT solutions for the education sector, including design, installation and consultancy services. We have demonstrated our ability to deliver appropriate technical solutions using on-premise and cloud services. We can provide complete managed solutions for your schools I.T or act as an extension of the existing I.T department providing additional technical skills.


“This Microsoft AEP authorization shows our commitment and specialism in the academic IT marketplace and demonstrates our knowledge of Microsoft and its academic products,” said Steve Voller, Director. “We hope to accelerate our academic customers’ successes by serving as technology advisors for their IT requirements.”

“By becoming AEPs, partners show themselves to be committed and trained in providing discounted Microsoft academic products to the education market,” said Anthony Salcito, vice president of Education for Microsoft Corp.’s Worldwide Public Sector. “This authorization, along with our other education partner initiatives, gives our partners recognition of their areas of expertise and our academic customers the confidence that they are buying from academic IT specialists.”

The Microsoft AEP Program is designed to authorize and equip organizations that deliver academic products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers with superior experiences and outcomes.

If you have questions or need a personalised plan, contact us and we will study your requirements and offer a customised solution.

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