The Windows Desktop Upgrade Volume License: Is reassignment an option?

    Woody Walton   When it comes to Microsoft licensing, most know that it is necessarily or unnecessarily complex depending on who you are! And although I am by title a Partner Technology Advisor, my support of Microsoft partners in the transaction process expose me to a lot of licensing scenarios and questions.   When…


Windows Small Business Server 2011 with Software Assurance

Q: (from Ed) Have you given or planning to give a license review of how the dropping of SBS Standard has affected current OV SBS customers and Microsoft’s recommendation of what Partners should discuss with those customers.     A: Obviously, current customers on SBS with SA have the option to be on the current…


Windows Server 2012–Licensing and Software Assurance Grants

B  V  A I recently saw some interesting information out on the web on Windows Server 2012 and wanted to make sure everybody understands our licensing changes.  We are NOT moving to core licensing with Windows Server 2012! You can stack additional licenses on top of each other to add virtual licenses to Standard Edition….


How do I get Windows 8 RTM ?

B  V  A Recently I have had several questions from Partners around Windows 8 and downloading the RTM, as well as, when it will be on the Volume licensing price sheet.  We have a number of programs that provides various audiences early access to the Windows 8 RTM code to help prepare for Windows 8…


Software Assurance eLearning Benefit

Q: (from Aja) What courses are available as part of the eLearning benefit delivered as part of Software Assurance?   A: It took a little searching, but off of the site, I went to the Software Assurance page, selected Training benefits, and the eLearning page: From there I found a link to the…