Can you help me with my software licensing question?
So I'd like to make sure we're keeping with the spirit and letter of the various licenses we have. Some of our Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) memberships will provide us with "Internal Use" licenses, and I'm wondering if anyone can comment on that particular type of license, especially as noted below;
It's fairly clear how it applies to us for desktop software, such as Office and Visual Studio. The only places I have questions at all is related to the server software. Is my understanding correct that the license is intended to permit us to, for example, host our own publicly-visible web sites and/or private Intranet site(s)?
My understanding is that the license would not permit hosting SaaS though. Would it also disallow our own web application which we make available via subscription? (the line between that and SaaS could be fuzzy, anyway - my guess is that's a no, too).
It seems obvious that no form of hosting for third parties would be appropriate.
We have our SPLA, so our hosting for third parties is covered there. I just wanted to know if anyone had any comments/recommendations for us to consider for this, too.