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Feb 26, 2017 - 10:14 PM
Can customers use RDS CALs (Client Access Licences) they own as part of their VL (Volume Licensing) agreement to access Windows Server instances running on Azure or other Service Provider environments? Effective 1 January 2014, Volume Licensing customers who have active Software Assurance on their RDS User CALs are entitled to RDS CAL Extended Rights, which allow use of their RDS User CAL with Software Assurance against a Windows Server running on Azure or other service providers’ shared server environments. This RDS User CAL Software Assurance benefit allows each User to access RDS functionality only on one shared server environment (i.e. Azure or a third-party server) in addition to access the respective on-premises servers. To obtain this benefit, please complete and submit the Licence Mobility Verification form to either Azure or an Authorised Mobility Partner where the hosted graphical user interface will be running. More details are available in Appendix 2 of the Software Assurance benefit section of the PUR (Product Use Rights).