Dear Friends,

Over the past six months, we have seen the launch of a number of key products by Microsoft®, starting with SQL® 2012, Windows Server® 2012, System Center® 2012 and more recently Windows® 8, Windows® RT and the new Office® 2012 suite. Microsoft’s® latest wave of products brings with it substantial licensing challenges such as Per Core, Per Processor and a move from Desktop licensing to Device licensing. In addition, consider the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) movement and Office® 365 suite of products and licensing terms, and you get a sense of the magnitude of the overwhelming amount of licensing information which an organization needs to address. The results of this more complex offering include increased audit liability and increased costs.


This edition of our newsletter is geared to help you better align yourself with the changes that have resulted in the last six and will assist you in mitigating some of the new risks associated with the latest Microsoft® products, versions, and licensing offerings. 



Microsoft’s 1st Quarter FY 2013 Earnings Analysis- Licensing


By: Staff Writer

One of the key tenets of negotiation is “knowledge is power”. Analyzing Microsoft®’s Quarterly earnings report for the first quarter of the Financial Year 2013 will provide valuable information as you prepare to negotiate your licensing agreement.

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Bring Your Own Device


By: Staff Writer

The terms “Bring Your Own Device” and “BYOD” are two we hear with increasing popularity. “BYOD” is a business policy intended to enable users to utilize their personal devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and personally owned computers to access company data and tools.

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Licensing SQL Server® 2012


By: Staff Writer

Microsoft® has made some significant changes to the way SQL Server® 2012 will be licensed as opposed to SQL Server® 2008...

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Microsoft Windows® 8 Licensing


By: Staff Writer

Microsoft® will release Windows 8® and Windows RT® on October 26, 2012. This latest version of Windows® will be available in four main editions.

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The Enterprise Agreement and Office 365®


By: Daryl Ullman

In order to enable the seamless movement between on-premises, online and hybrid environments, a series of changes have been made to the structure of the Enterprise Agreement.

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Licensing Windows Server® 2012


By: Staff Writer

Microsoft® recently announced the licensing use rights for the new Windows Server® 2012. 

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System Center® 2012


By: Staff Writer

Microsoft® recently announced the licensing use rights for the new System Center® 2012 suite of products.

This document provides an analysis of the pros and cons of this licensing compared to the current products.

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