Microsoft Volume Licensing 2011 Year in Review

Since launching the Microsoft Volume Licensing blog in May, we have enjoyed sharing our news and highlights with our readers and are looking forward to more great things to come in 2012. It’s been a busy year for the Microsoft Volume Licensing team and we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of…


New MAP Toolkit 6.5 Simplifies Cloud Migration More Than Ever

Earlier this year, we shared how the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.0 can simplify cloud migration planning. Now the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team has made the MAP Toolkit 6.5 available for download. The new capabilities in the MAP Toolkit 6.5 will help organizations make the journey to the cloud smoother than ever. Find all…


Making the Most of Software Assurance Benefits: Cloud Support

This is article two of four in a series of blog posts describing the many benefits of Software Assurance Following on our first of four articles about Software Assurance (SA), which describes how SA can help customers move to Office 365, we’d like to highlight some additional SA benefits that may be of interest to…


Click-to-Chat Now on

Starting this month, customers in the United States and Canada have the option to contact a Microsoft Volume Licensing specialist through an online chat function. The service is available weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time and enables customers to engage in real-time with our representatives in a convenient format. To use the…


Partners and Customers Benefiting from New SAM Services

Back in September we shared details about “What’s New with Microsoft Software Asset Management Services” and yesterday we saw an article post on Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) by Jon Roskill, CVP, Worldwide Partner Group which we thought would be of further interest. Within the article MPN includes a VIDEO which touches on how a customer benefited from…


Software Assurance Can Help You Move to Office 365

With so much interest in the Cloud we continue to receive questions about how one can best leverage the benefits of the Software Assurance (SA) program as it relates to Office 365. So we wanted to share with you the essentials for maximizing the value of SA as it pertains to helping you move to…


Customers, Partners Respond to Microsoft VLSC Revamp

In August, we announced changes to the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) would be made throughout the month.  In order to make sure that all our customers and partners take advantage of the new tools and resources, we’ve published an overview of the changes, tips on how to get started and several video demos to…


Get big tech results with a small tech budget through newest version of Windows Intune

You can read all about the newest version of Windows Intune over on the Windows blog; a quick summary follows below along with links to useful resources.   Windows Intune brings together Windows cloud services for PC management, endpoint protection, and a Windows 7 upgrade subscription. With its simple web-based console, it can help you manage and secure…


2011 Agreement Refresh is Here

As of October 3, 2011 the Agreement refresh updates will be in effect.  In comparison to previous years there are fewer changes to note, due in large part to the significant changes already implemented through the process of updating the Enterprise Agreement. Still, the changes for 2011 are no less potent than in prior years….


What’s New with Microsoft Software Asset Management Services

Mid-September Microsoft had the opportunity to sponsor the Gartner ITAM Summit in Orlando, Fla., where we announced new software asset management (SAM) services. (Check out our full recap of the event >>HERE<< ) Following the successful announcement at Gartner ITAM, we wanted to take a moment to give a deeper dive into SAM services and explore…