Recently, I published a post about two options for buying Microsoft software - Open Value and Open Licence. On Thursday 4 October there will be a webcast delivered by Microsoft across the pond containing the latest info on how to buy MS software (i.e. how to buy through Volume Licensing to manage costs and how to get the most value from Software Assurance). There will be four people on the panel, three from Microsoft:
Laura Didio, Research Fellow, The Yankee Group
Matt Scherocman, Vice President Sales & Operations, PCMS IT Advisor Group (a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner)
Jason Kap, Microsoft
Michael Risse, Microsoft
It is fairly corporate, I'm told, and the panellists are "all US guys", but you may find it useful. To register, visit the Inside Licensing webcast page (which contains further information) and click on the registration link. You will be asked to fill out and submit a tiny form. After submitting this information, you will receive login details for the event.