Holiday Reading: Curl Up with Microsoft Licensing Whitepapers

A short missive before the Thanksgiving Holiday gets into full swing. We frequently receive questions about volume licensing and specific product licensing programs here at the Microsoft Volume licensing blog. So our intent with this post is to pull together a few reources which address topics that come up on a fairly regular basis.  Should you find…

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IAITAM Conference Highlights Industry Forces and Licensing Impact

(contributed by Deb Bannon, WWLP) We recently returned from the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) conference, which drew attendees ranging from C-level executives, managers and IT professionals responsible for IT asset management.  As a platinum sponsor for this 10th annual event, we were thrilled to see several hundred turn out for the Microsoft…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0 Beta Now Available

Following our announcement in August 2012 of the MAP Toolkit 7.0, our friends on the Microsoft Solutions Accelerator team have just released the beta version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0 and we welcome you to join in in the beta. If you are not familiar with the Microsoft MAP Toolkits, they…

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Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) Helps Handle Growth, Update Licensing (case study)

Have you grown quickly through acquisition and had trouble keeping track of all the software and licenses you’ve acquired in the process? Carousel Industries was in a similar situation and reconciled software assets while saving costs by updating its licensing strategy. It accomplished this by working with Universal Management Solutions to undergo a complimentary Software…

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