The Microsoft Licence Advisor

Anything that can help with licensing can only be a good thing and this advisor answers many of the questions we are asked. This 3 step tool enables you to: 1) Quickly determine which Volume Licensing program best suits your needs 2) Select the products you need and determine the required quantities 3) View a…

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IT Professional Top Licensing FAQs May 2009

Q) Can I downgrade Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Ultimate purchased pre-installed on a new PC? A) As an end user you have the right to downgrade as set out in your Software Licence Terms. Example: You’re buying a new computer system and it needs to run the same operating system as your existing 10…

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Software Assurance Benefits for Volume Licensing Agreements

As much as I tried, there just wasn’t any way of making the title of this post more exciting, however it is worth reading nonetheless The UK licensing team has done a good job of trying to make it much simpler to see what Software Assurance benefits you actually get per volume licensing agreement. Many…

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A no-nonsense guide to Software Assurance benefits

In these times, there are several approaches that organisations are taking to ensure survival. One of which Microsoft is trying to help with is making the most of what you have got already. One of the examples of this and something we are often shocked about is customers that have a Software Agreement (SA) with…

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IT Professional Top Licensing FAQs – March 09

IT Pro Top FAQs – February 09 Q) What’s the difference between Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 Standard and Enterprise Client Access Licences (CALs)? A) For each client computer or user accessing Office SharePoint Server 2007, you need to buy a Standard CAL. To access the enterprise features of Office SharePoint Server 2007, you also need…

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The UK Software Management and Licensing Conference

Software Asset Management has a lot of negative perceptions. In fact, we see a lot of customers benefit from it including cost savings Microsoft is hosting an external industry event and it’s a great opportunity to meet with our leading SAM and licensing experts, hear from thought leaders on SAM best practice as well as…

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Top IT Professional Licensing FAQs – February 09

Q) Can I downgrade Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Ultimate purchased pre-installed on a new PC? A) As an end user you have the right to downgrade as set out in your Software Licence Terms. Example: You’re buying a new computer system and it needs to run the same operating system as your existing 10…

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IT Pro Top Licensing FAQs – January 08

Q) Can I downgrade Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Ultimate purchased pre-installed on a new PC? A) As an end user you have the right to downgrade as set out in your Software Licence Terms. Example: You’re buying a new computer system and it needs to run the same operating system as your existing 10…

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Digital By Choice and Virtualisation

This was an awesome post from Emma, our resident Licensing Guru. It’s an obvious choice to give to customers so I am really pleased to share this…… 1) All Volume licensing customers have the option to download products via VLSC, for most of you, this is so much faster than waiting for a disk kit…

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December Top Licensing FAQs

Q) Do I need a product key for all Volume Licensing products? A) No. Not all products need a product key. Click here for a guide to Volume Licence Keys. Q) What licences do I need if I am going to deploy Terminal Services within a Windows Server 2003 based environment? A) Terminal Services functionality…

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