2012’s Top Five Microsoft Volume Licensing Blog Posts

Looking for more information from Microsoft on Software Assurance, licensing for virtual environments, Software Asset Management, the Enterprise Agreement or the Microsoft Services Agreement? We’ve rounded up five of 2012’s most viewed Microsoft Volume Licensing blog posts, which cover these topics, and included links to related blog posts:

  1. Making the Most of Software Assurance Benefits: Longstanding Benefits – February 1, 2012
    This is the third post in a four-part series on Software Assurance (SA). The other posts, which began in 2011, are:  Software Assurance Can Help You Move to Office 365, Making the Most of Software Assurance Benefits: Cloud Support, and Making the Most of Software Assurance: Spread Payments.
  2. Microsoft adopts ISO software identification (SWID) tags to help customers manage IT inventory – April 20, 2012
    This post contains information on Software Asset Management (SAM). For the most up-to-date information on this topic, read our blog posts tagged with Software Asset Management.   
  3. ANNOUNCING: "Why an updated Microsoft Enterprise Agreement" White Paper – February 15, 2012
    The goal of the white paper was to help explain what changes Microsoft made in 2011 to the Enterprise Agreement (EA), why these changes were necessary, and how these changes benefit organizations. To download the white paper, please click through to the EA page on the main Microsoft Volume Licensing website. The most up-to-date information on our agreements is in our blog post published last week: Nine Key Updates in the Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement Refresh 2012.
  4. Microsoft’s Lady Licensing Details How System Center 2012 Licensing Makes Cloud Management Easier – May 4, 2012
    Microsoft’s own “Lady Licensing,” Emma Healey, posted a blog entry about System Center 2012 (SC 2012) simplifying its multi-SKU lineup to two editions (datacenter and standard) to provide an integrated solution to manage applications across private, public and hybrid cloud scenarios.
  5. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Now Available – April 20, 2012
    From the folks who brought readers the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 – one of this blog’s most popular posts – the Microsoft Solution Accelerator team shared the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 (MDT), available for download

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