Microsoft SharePoint Server on AWS Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
Q: Does AWS offer SharePoint instances?
No, AWS does not offer SharePoint instances at this time.
Q: How can I run SharePoint on AWS?
You can run SharePoint on AWS by deploying eligible licenses with active Software Assurance through Microsoft’s License Mobility program. Learn more at http://aws.amazon.com/windows/mslicensemobility/.
Q: What is Microsoft License Mobility?
Microsoft License Mobility through Software Assurance allows Microsoft customers to more easily move current on-premises Microsoft Server application workloads to Amazon Web Services (AWS), without any additional Microsoft software license fees. This benefit is available to Microsoft Volume Licensing (VL) customers with eligible server applications covered by active Microsoft Software Assurance (SA) contracts. Learn more at http://aws.amazon.com/windows/mslicensemobility/.
Q: What if I do not have Software Assurance on the Licenses?
Please contact your Microsoft Large Account Reseller (LAR) for options on how to purchased and/or add Software Assurance to existing licenses.
Q: How do SharePoint licenses on AWS work?
One SharePoint license can be assigned to one AWS instance (no max/min size).
Q: How do I use an SQL Instance with SharePoint on AWS?
Customers can run their existing SQL licenses per the License Mobility program or they can run on an AWS SQL instance. For more information on SQL instances running on Amazon EC2, including pricing, please visit http://aws.amazon.com/windows.
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