Hungry for more information from Microsoft on Software Assurance, licensing for virtual environments, Software Asset Management, or Volume Licensing updates? We’ve rounded up 2013’s five most viewed Microsoft Volume Licensing blog posts, which cover these topics and more. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @Msft_VL for daily updates and subscribe to our official blog in 2014 for more news and information from Microsoft Volume Licensing. Happy New Year!
This year we introduced “The Licensing How To” series provided by our Customer Service Presales and Licensing team members. In these highly-read posts, our experts discuss trending scenario-based licensing topics and issues from their frontline interactions with customers, Partners and field sellers. In our most popular post from 2013, we cover basic licensing of the new Office Web Apps Server.
For more posts from this series, search the “Licensing How To” tag on this blog. The August 8, 2013 post, How to License SharePoint Server was another fan favorite in this series.
2) November 15, 2013, Transformation on the Horizon for Microsoft Volume Licensing
Summary: With the rapid adoption of cloud and hybrid computing, and the proliferation of devices that are increasingly essential to productivity, Microsoft is taking careful, deliberate steps to introduce a next-generation approach to commercial licensing with a new, more flexible and simplified purchasing experience across all solutions.
Summary: In the Reader Mailbag series, Microsoft Volume Licensing Expert Louise Ulrick, a UK-based licensing consultant and trainer, provides answers to our readers' most burning volume licensing questions. In this post, Louise, answers three specific questions on Microsoft VDI. Also popular in this series were: Three Questions on VDA, Two Questions on SQL, and Three Questions on Licensing Windows and Office .
Summary: One of the most comprehensive Enterprise licensing agreements (ELAs) that Microsoft has ever created for the DoD, the JELA covers nearly 75 percent of all DoD personnel. It spans the Army, Air Force, and DISA, and provides significant potential cost savings through economies of scale, while delivering access to the latest Microsoft technology. The ability to standardize on the newest Microsoft products, such as Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Windows 8 has the potential to unlock new levels of cross-agency collaboration.
5) July 8, 2013, Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.5 Now Available
Readers continue to be very interested in receiving the most up-to-date tools for their Volume Licensing needs. This post details the MAP Toolkit 8.5, which adds new scenarios to help organizations assess their environments with greater agility and lower cost of delivery. Check back soon for more information on the most recent update available, the MAP Toolkit 9.0.
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