Is Microsoft Office eligible for License Mobility through SA?

No. Microsoft Office and other Microsoft desktop applications are not eligible to be hosted in a multi-tenanted environment via License Mobility through SA. SPLA partners can host these licenses though in their datacenter provided the underlying physical server hardware is dedicated to the specific end-customer.

This may be an excellent opportunity for our service provider partners to take advantage of the Softlayer program. Through rhipe, you are able to rent/subscribe Softlayer infrastructure (bare metal) on a monthly basis to avoid the huge burden of CAPEX spend on new servers and still cater to the ‘dedicated hosting’ requirements when running end-customer’s Microsoft Office volume licenses.