Monthly Archives: August 2014

Managing Microsoft Inventory When Enterprise Edition Expires

As your Microsoft Enterprise Agreement is set to expire, there’s a great deal to consider with your renewal options.   Some considerations when determining the next, best course of action: current entitlements expansion and consolidation dynamics of the environment (e.g.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 comes with the availability of two primary editions – Standard and Datacenter. The versions are identical from a technical perspective with the only difference being virtualization rules. Both primary editions can only be licensed in

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The limitations of License Mobility

Microsoft’s Product Use Rights state very clearly that you may not reassign licenses on a short-term basis (within 90 days of the last assignment). However, licenses can be reassigned sooner if the licensed device or server is retired due to

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Microsoft Audits – What is worth fighting for?

Most common questions we get during a Microsoft Audit: What are the primary points to negotiate with the supplier or their agent when an audit notice is received? What are the points to fight for? What are the points that

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What is License Mobility – Microsoft’s “reassignment rule”

License Mobility refers to the ability to move virtual instances from host to host and between server farms without the constraints of Microsoft’s license reassignment rule. Microsoft restricts reassigning a license from one server to another or from one device

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