2013’s Top Five Microsoft Volume Licensing (@Msft_VL) Tweets

Are you in the know about Microsoft Volume Licensing? Follow our Twitter handle @Msft_VL and receive up-to-the-minute news about launches, reference guides, training resources, definitions and more. Below you’ll find our top five buzz-worthy tweets from 2013. Each of these tweets reached a high number of Twitter users via retweets and favorites from highly influential…

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2013’s Top Five Microsoft Volume Licensing Blog Posts

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…

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New Version Rights with Software Assurance Explained

Summary: A common question we get, especially as excitement builds for the launch of a new version of a product is, “I have active Software Assurance (SA) coverage on my licenses and a new version is going to be released.  If my SA expires, or is about to expire, do I have rights to this…

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Transformation on the Horizon for Microsoft Volume Licensing

By Richard SmithGeneral Manager, Microsoft World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) Microsoft is moving decisively on its strategy to deliver a family of devices & services that empower customers around the world, whether at home, work or on the move. At the same time, how customers buy our products and services through volume licensing is experiencing…

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New Microsoft Partner Quoting Tool Now Live!

Shortly after the Worldwide Partner Conference in July, we shared details about the forthcoming Partner Quotes tool, an intuitive, easy-to-use web-based solution for quoting. The tool is now available across the first group of countries – United States, United Kingdom and Canada – and will reach other locations – Australia, New Zealand and Western Europe…

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Simpler Licensing Options to Give Customers Better Access to Cloud Solutions

Industry analysts forecast the continued ascension of cloud infrastructure technology as a key market driver for the foreseeable future. For example, IDC’s 3rd Platform describes a vast array of always-connected smart mobile devices and pervasive use of social networking layered over a cloud-based server infrastructure as the primary growth driver of the ICT industry over…

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Licensing How To: Maximize Your Software Assurance Benefits in Open License

Summary:  Software Assurance coverage is tied to the authorization number so when you purchase makes a difference to maximizing the length of your benefit.  In this Licensing How To post, we cover the rules and recommendations for purchasing Software Assurance on an Open License Program.  Understanding how the program works and how it affects Software…

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center upgrades its disaster recovery at no cost through the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement

Nationally ranked Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) provides a full spectrum of healthcare services to the citizens of New Hampshire and Vermont, but it needed to evaluate its disaster recovery program. Through DHMC’s already existing Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) license, it upgraded to Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 at no cost. To…

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Licensing How To: Using Office 365 user licenses to meet CAL requirements

Summary:  If you deploy workloads into Office 365 and maintain existing on premises workloads, or in some cases, deploy additional on premises servers to support a hybrid configurations- how do you maintain access to on premises servers.  It really doesn’t matter if your long term goal is to move to the cloud entirely, or maintain…

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