Jan 2016

Microsoft® has received a great deal of criticism from users who may not want to upgrade to Windows® 10. Most who have upgraded appear to be happy with the latest OS, but there has been widely publicized criticism about user [...]

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Dec 2015

Microsoft® recently announced that Windows Server® 2016 will be licensed on a per-core metric when it is released next year. Whereas Windows Server 2012 is licensed on a per-socket model, the next version of the server OS will be licensed [...]

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Dec 2015

One of the most common misconceptions we see from our clients is concern and confusion surrounding software licensing audits. The “concern” part is always valid as audits are a legal right your organization agreed to when buying the license and [...]

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Dec 2015

Microsoft® has announced an invitation-only preview of their new tool which will let non-technical users create, deploy, and share business applications. The goal is to enable users to capture and present data residing on premises or in the cloud without writing a [...]

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Dec 2015

The Microsoft® Product Terms document can be among the most confusing, and also the most important documents in the Volume Licensing (VL) program. It replaces the Product Use Rights and Product List which were retired in July, 2015 when the Product Terms document was introduced. Product [...]

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Dec 2015

Whenever Microsoft® announces an update or significant change to one of the Office suites it is typically met with widespread anticipation. This anticipation may or may not be favorable, but since so many personal users and professional organizations rely upon [...]

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Nov 2015

Microsoft’s® policies on product demonstration and training use rights for MS partners can be somewhat confusing but as is always the case with software usage, it’s important to understand exactly how your organization may use their software.    Demonstration Rights [...]

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Nov 2015

Microsoft® is now rolling out the November update to Windows® 10, also known as Threshold 2. There have been many smaller updates since Windows 10 was originally released, but this is the first that Microsoft is referring to as “major”. [...]

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Nov 2015

I have often spoken and written about preparing for software audits. A fact that I typically recite is that receiving notice of an audit doesn’t necessarily mean your organization is suspected of being out of compliance. Large software developers such [...]

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Nov 2015

The definition of a software audit may seem obvious, but it may not be as simple as some think. Audits may be conducted in a number of different ways and may involve third parties or be conducted internally. Another variable [...]

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