Customers Share Practical Guidance with Gartner ITAM Attendees

Earlier this week, nearly 25% of the 500 or so attendees listened in to the Microsoft Solution Provider Session at the Gartner ITAM Conference here in Orlando, Florida. We were honored to have two customer spokespeople participate in the hour long presentation entitled, “Best Practices for On Premises and Cloud Asset Management” helping make the session…

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Best Practices for On Premises and Cloud Software Asset Management @ Gartner’s ITAM event

Microsoft Worldwide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP), together with colleagues from the Software Asset Management (SAM) team will be attending and presenting at the Gartner IT, Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit next week in Orlando, Florida.  In addition, we’re delighted to share that Microsoft is a Platinum Level sponsor for the event.  If you’re planning…

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System Center Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure applications released!

The new System Center monitoring pack for Windows Azure applications enables you to monitor the availability and performance of applications that are running on Windows Azure. Previously available as a release candidate, this new Operations Manager monitoring pack enables an integrated view into Windows Azure based applications running in your public cloud environment and can be…

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Now Available! The Updated Core Client Access License (CAL) Suite

As of August 1, 2011 the updated Core CAL Suite has been officially available and includes Lync Server Standard CAL and Forefront Endpoint Protection. This update marks the first change to Core CAL since it was introduced nearly 10 years ago, and it enables the suite to deliver the essential capabilities that every user needs, and also…

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Simplify Cloud Migration Planning with MAP 6.0

Bringing cloud computing into your organization is often a gradual process; understanding one’s technology position is key to crafting a transition plan that works for your organization. The Solution Accelerator Team has a range of tools that can help in this regard and they introduced the latest version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP)…

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Coming Soon! A New and Improved Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC)

  During the month of August, the Volume Licensing team will be rolling out updates and improvements to VLSC. The changes take into account feedback gathered online and through interviews with partners plus more than 1,000 users worldwide. We plan to significantly improve and streamline product downloads and product-key search functionality so customers can get…

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Expansion of Software Assurance Enriches Partner/Customer Engagement

One of the most compelling aspects of the Enterprise Agreement (EA) has been the support benefits provided to help customers plan, deploy and use Microsoft technologies through the Software Assurance (SA) program. As WWLP, Corporate Vice President Joe Matz mentions in this video, Microsoft has almost doubled the value delivered to customers through SA making…

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Case Studies Showcase Potential of Flexible Licensing

WWLP has recently published a variety of case studies showcasing how partners are helping customers leverage flexible licensing and financing options to take advantage of cloud computing models.  Volume Licensing Partner of the Year, CDW, and award finalist SoftwareONE are among those profiled; excerpts and links below.    Solutions Provider Offers Strategic Value with Flexible Licensing…

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Microsoft’s Enterprise Agreement is Cloud Ready

Posted by Jason KapGeneral Manager, Worldwide Licensing and Pricing, Microsoft Now that we’re well into 2011 and kicking off Microsoft’s new 2012 fiscal year with the Worldwide Partner Conference, we continue to hear that for many companies, this is the year they’ve resolved to move some or all of their applications to the cloud. As…

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Watch CVP Joe Matz Describe How Volume Licensing Enables Customers and Partners to Become Cloud Ready

Corporate Vice President of the Microsoft Worldwide Licensing and Pricing Group, Joe Matz, sat down recently to share Microsoft’s perspective for how Volume Licensing is enabling customers and partners to become cloud ready. Recent changes to the Enterprise Agreement and Software Assurance provide the flexibility, manageability and cost-effectiveness to create the right licensing solution to…

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