So! When its time to sell us their ERP, Microsoft’s overpriced source code license is not part of the proposal. Why? Because we aren’t doing any development, only our Microsoft partners are, so they can use their own source code license.

That’s very generous of Microsoft. Except, we have two Gold partners working on the same ERP product for us. And it seems that if you have 2 partners working on the same product, the client needs to buy that license!!!

I am yet to understand Microsoft’s complex licensing structure. All I can say is that neither Microsoft nor their over-glorified partners are well informed of  these licensing policies.