Tag: software assurance

How Microsoft Enterprise Agreements affect SQL upgrades

Microsoft offers a trade-in program for the SQL server 2012 licenses. The trade-in takes effect at the renewal of Software Assurance. So that means re-upping, re-enlisting for another term of Software Assurance, which makes this trade-in something less than free. This is not a scenario that never ends. The qualification of licenses ends on April 1, 2015.

Microsoft Software Assurance

Today’s Microsoft Licensing Trends was issued recently by Miro Consulting, Inc., software asset management experts specializing in Oracle and Microsoft license agreements.

The 13-page report addresses technology trends that have changed the software ownership paradigm. Emerging technologies, such as cloud computing and virtualization, have further complicated licensing models with no end in sight. This paper will delve deeply into the trends affecting Microsoft licensing and provide critical advice to companies that wish to optimize their Microsoft investment.

Key areas discussed in-depth include:
• Microsoft Cloud Offerings
• Software Assurance
• Office 365 Licensing, Pricing and Considerations
• Pricing and Programs
• Product Use Rights

To obtain a copy of this report please visit http://bit.ly/l6HYhe.

Microsoft upgrade trick could save $$$

Just when you think you have everything in order, another new Microsoft release comes out and you are faced with the decision of whether or not to upgrade or just stick with what you have installed. The option of upgrading to the new Office 2010 has many organizations pondering whether or not they really need it, and can sacrifice the costs to do so, especially considering the current economic climate.

Microsoft trying to push SA with Windows 7

It is no mystery that Microsoft has been making a big push with its latest OS and emphasizing new enterprise features such as Branch Cache and Direct Access to corporations in order to sell more units. The catch to having access to some of the new Windows 7 enterprise features (such as the two I mentioned) is that Microsoft requires the purchase of Software Assurance (SA) in order to get the Enterprise Edition. The requirement may be one of the […]

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