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Change to Microsoft Enterprise Agreement

Let’s say your current commercial Enterprise Agreement – scheduled for renewal this coming September – is for 325 seats of Windows client, Office, and perhaps one of the Client Access License (“CAL”) Suites. Your company hasn’t seen significant growth in

Microsoft Windows 10 truly mobile: Optimism as a renewable resource

Microsoft’s Windows 10 launch is Microsoft’s continued evolution away from the Ballmer era under Satya Nadella. Given Nadella’s cloud and R&D background, he is making a push toward the consumer space, possibly as the re-making of Microsoft given its flagging enterprise sales.

Microsoft licensing lessons learned – Mobility, BYOD and Desktop Virtualization?

Neither BYOD and/or desktop virtualization are inherently bad. If the funding is there for the correct licensing and the benefits of improved security and device and account management are realized, these approaches can be quite favorable to you. Server virtualization

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.

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

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