Month: December 2022

10 Microsoft Licensing Mistakes That Might Cost You Your Job

Virtualization Policy Errors Mistake – Virtualization polices can affect licensing for Microsoft products such as SQL Server, when moving instances in a cluster (“License Mobility”), or if hardware features such as hyperthreading are turned on. Example – A large multi-market media company was using hyperthreading without realizing it doubled their licensing needs. Miro showed them how to fix the problem and the solution saved them $10 million over three years. Lacking a Software Compliance Policy Mistake – Not having a […]

Java Pressures

Miro Consulting has a long-term Client for whom Oracle is pressuring for their Java licensure. Oracle is using the existence of client downloads of for-fee versions of Java licensing to claim unauthorized usage. Whether these will be used on workstations or servers doesn’t matter. And the fact that it’s not installed and running doesn’t seem to matter to Oracle either. But what does matter is the following. The Java release is going to be or is currently used in development. […]

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