I have prepared the following comparison of Microsoft Volume Licensing pricing between the standard charity, open volume licensing, and Connecting Up donations pricing.

These prices came from the official Microsoft Open Licensing price table, Charity Volume Licensing price table, and Connecting Up donations page.

As one might imagine, there are a lot of different varieties of each Microsoft product. I have tried to pick the same version for every product, but I may have made a few mistakes. The SKU and ID used in the Volume Licensing tables are included so you can double check these products. Sadly, there is no common ID between the licensing programs.

Why did I do this? Mainly it’s for my own selfish purposes – I needed a table of common Microsoft products and their ballpark pricing to make it easy to quickly cost out projects for clients. By posting it here, perhaps you will be able to┬ábenefit.

If you find any errors, please post them in the comments below and I will fix it up.

Product Charity VL Charity # Connecting Up Donation Connecting Up SKU Open VL Open VL #
Access 2013 $47.00 077-02490 $11.00 LS-40879 $188.00 077-06674
Core CAL Suite $66.00 W06-00014 $12.00 LS-41263 $327.00 W06-00005
Dynamics CRM Server 2011 $2,770.00 N9J-00326 $202.00 LVS-41566 $10,558.00 N9J-00272
Exchange Enterprise CAL $11.00 PGI-00597 $4.00 LS-41273 $42.00 PGI-00620
Exchange Server 2013 Enterprise $1,063.00 395-04459 $232.00 LVS-40950 $4,051.00 395-04469
Exchange Server 2013 Standard $186.00 312-04251 $40.00 LVS-40628 $708.00 312-04261
Exchange Standard CAL $6.00 381-03098 $3.00 LS-40629 $68.00 381-04313
Lync Server 2013 $957.00 5HU-00226 $209.00 LVS-48364 $3,646.00 5HU-00258
Office for Mac 2011 Standard $59.00 3YF-00269 $23.00 LS-41151 $373.00 3YF-00096
Office Professional Plus $80.00 79P-04733 $31.00 LS-45154 $508.00 79P-04749
Office Standard $59.00 021-10241 $23.00 LS-45155 $373.00 021-10257
OneNote 2013 $12.00 S26-05380 $4.00 LS-40927 $71.00 S26-05396
Powerpoint 2013 $29.00 079-06189 $11.00 LS-40994 $184.00 079-06205
SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition Core $3,607.00 7JQ-00197 $788.00 LVS-47491 $13,748.00 7JQ-00257
SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition $236.00 228-09874 $52.00 LVS-47433 $1,346.00 228-04628
SQL Server Device CAL $55.00 359-05696 $12.00 LS-47543 $209.00 359-05715
SQL Server User CAL $55.00 359-05697 $12.00 LS-47549 $209.00 359-05717
SQL Sever 2012 Business Intelligence Edition $2,254.00 D2M-00357 $492.00 LVS-47551 $8,592.00 D2M-00410
System Center 2012 Client Management Suite OSE $30.00 MFF-00338 $5.00 LS-45895 $113.00 MFF-00436
System Center 2012 Datacenter $947.00 T6L-00182 $138.00 LS-45963 $3,607.00 T6L-00206
System Center 2012 Standard $348.00 T9L-00207 $51.00 LS-47643 $1,324.00 T9L-00247
TechNet Plus 2 year subscription $275.00 Q99-00007 $40.00 LS-41370 $576.00 JT9-00010
Visio 2013 Pro $40.00 D86-05337 $28.00 LS-40592 $482.00 D87-05962
Visio 2013 Standard $76.00 D87-05944 $16.00 LS-40942 $250.00 D86-05338
Visual Studio Premium with MSDN $1,125.00 9ED-00126 $273.00 LS-45611 $5,716.00 9ED-00301
Visual Studio Professional with MSDN $180.00 77D-00088 $44.00 LS-41318 $1,139.00 77D-00092
Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN $2,454.00 9JD-00104 $595.00 LS-46497 $12,468.00 9JD-00265
Windows 8 Professional Upgrade $69.00 FQC-06441 $11.00 LS-48043 $187.00 FQC-06457
Windows Remote Desktop CAL $23.00 6VC-02068 $5.00 LS-40631 $85.00 6VC-02071
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition $1,262.00 P71-07323 $275.00 LVS-47837 $4,810.00 P71-07236
Windows Server 2012 Essentials $132.00 G3S-00402 $28.00 LVS-48288 $501.00 G3S-00548
Windows Server 2012 Standard $232.00 P73-05831 $51.00 LVS-47872 $883.00 P73-05762
Windows Server User CAL $8.00 R18-04274 $2.00 LS-40626 $34.00 R18-04281

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