Microsoft Licensing - Changing to an Academy
We are about to change to an Academy in a couple of weeks time. I've been searching high and low for the answer to a simple question but so far have had little luck, so I thought I'd try the collective wisdom that is Edugeek.
As an LEA school we have been purchasing perpetual Microsoft Licenses through an Academic Select Master Agreement held by the LEA. This is a central Master Agreement that all LEA schools purchase their MS licenses through.
Simple question: When we become an Academy, do the MS licenses we have bought under this agreement transfer to our ownership?
I asked Microsoft: Ask your AER/VER
I asked our reseller: Microsoft haven't been able to come back to us with an answer
I asked the LEA: Ask the team managing the the Academy transfer
I asked the team: Read the Academy transfer agreement
I read the transfer agreement: All software licenses transfer where there is no contractual clause in the license preventing their transfer
I'm back to square one: do they transfer?
I think, the licenses are linked to the Master Agreement. The Master Agreement is owned by the LEA and can't be transferred because it covers multiple schools. We are a new legal entity and thus no longer covered by the Master Agreement. End result: we have to buy new licenses.
Am I right?