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OEM Customer License Agreement (CLA)


The CLA specifies the terms and conditions associated with Microsoft Embedded products.  Obtaining a CLA through Avnet Embedded is free and we facilitate the process on your behalf. The OEM needs to print and sign 2 copies of the agreement and mail them back to the Microsoft Embedded Distributor. 

On receiving the signed CLAs, the distributor notifies Microsoft via an online utility that the agreement has been signed (without being altered). After that point in time, the OEM is authorized to begin purchasing Microsoft Embedded runtime licenses from any authorized Microsoft Embedded distributor. The OEM is also granted access to Microsoft’s Mobile & Embedded Communications Extranet (ECE) where the OEM can access and download software updates, forms and announcements associated with Microsoft Embedded products. 

Microsoft will sign and send back to the OEM one of the two copies of the CLA.
CLAs expire and need to be renewed after two years.

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