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Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

The first step is to map out the desired licenses. On this website you can find an overview of the used Microsoft Volume licenses that we offer. Our specialists are happy to help you with this. We know from experience that in addition to saving on second-hand licenses, there are also opportunities for efficient purchasing of licenses.

Vidasoft will make an offer based on an accurate overview of the required licenses. After signing agreement on the quote, you will of course receive an invoice and we will ensure that all necessary delivery documents are sent. After payment of the invoice, you are the owner of the software, just like with the purchase of a regular product.

How does the transaction work?

After you have paid the invoice, you will receive the delivery from us. This can be done on disk, but if you have access to a supplier’s download center (with Microsoft VLSC), you will receive the relevant codes from us (in the case of Microsoft, the KMS code). You can use this to build your own image. If you do not have access to a download center such as Microsoft VLSC, we can provide you with the software.

What language is the software delivered in?

Our used Microsoft licenses are Volume licenses, these licenses can be delivered in the available language. In addition to Dutch, this can also be English, French or German. are delivered in almost every language.

What is the origin of the licenses?

The licenses come from mostly Dutch and European companies, which have too many licenses due to downsizing/reorganizations or who have switched to the latest versions or have made the step to the Cloud and as a result the
no longer use premise licenses. Vidasoft also buys licenses from bankrupt companies. Vidasoft guarantees that the origin of the licenses is the EU territory. This is a requirement to buy and sell second-hand licenses.

Why should I buy used Microsoft licenses?

An inventory of your license position may reveal that you are short of licenses. Buying new is then the first option that your partners will come up with. However, this is also the most expensive option. If you need the latest versions, you can choose to buy “new” used licenses. VidaSoft has the latest versions, but has already been used by another organization. This can quickly result in savings of 50%. It is also possible to buy older versions. These licenses are also offered by Vidasoft. If you buy used Microsoft licenses from Vidasoft, for example Office 2021 or the latest version of SQL Server or RDS CALs, you save a lot of money compared to new licenses.

Is there a risk associated with used licenses?

No. Used licenses are just as good as new licenses. The purchasing process is also risk-free. The jurisprudence is clear and Vidasoft understands its profession. We ensure that the sale/purchase is done properly and according to the rules.

My company is not a complaint with Microsoft, can I purchase a pre-owned license to fix the problem?

Yes. Companies are legally allowed to buy second-hand licenses when they are not compliant. This incompliance often becomes apparent after a “friendly” audit by a company affiliated with Microsoft or by a BSA audit. In such cases it is advisable to purchase second-hand licenses. After all, at Microsoft you can only purchase the latest (more expensive) versions, while the incompliance also concerns older versions. Needless to say, software vendors do not offer or disclose this capability to you. Microsoft often indicates that it is prohibited, but do not be misled: the legislation and jurisprudence is clear and software suppliers must also comply with it.

Which Microsoft products do we offer?

Browse our licensing product categories to see all licenses such as Office , Windows Server , RADS CALs and SQL. This includes virtually all editions of Office and Microsoft SQL Server , Exchange and Windows Server products. We also have more specialized applications, such as Project , Visio , Visual Studio , Dynamics CRM etc.

How long will Microsoft continue to support products?

I would like to purchase an earlier version of a product such as Microsoft Office 2016 , as I have no reason to upgrade to a newer version yet. How long will Microsoft continue to support these products? You can find this information on the Microsoft website.

Can the licenses be used in all industries?

Yes, the licenses provided by Vidasoft can be used in all industries.

Do I need a subscription?

No. The Microsoft licenses used are perpetual, one-time, lifetime licenses. A subscription or monthly payment(s) are not applicable. With a single payment you enjoy the license for life.