Microsoft to go deep on Software Asset Management at the Worldwide Partner Conference

Five days of strategy, networking, and deep technical training await Microsoft’s Software Asset Management (SAM) partners at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Texas, on July 7-11, 2013. With ten SAM-specific presentations — and ongoing one-on-one partner mentoring sessions — the program is a vigorous learning opportunity and a chance for SAM partners to connect…

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New ISO standards for Software Asset Management enter testing phase; feedback wanted

A much-anticipated addition to the ISO standards for software asset management (SAM) has moved into the testing phase — and the group that created them is asking for your input. The “Dash Three” standard (short for ISO 19770-3) is the third in a series of international standards for IT asset management. The first, Dash One, outlines best…

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TagVault.org and Microsoft Work Together to Improve Software Management

Today Microsoft announced its continued efforts to improve software asset management with its membership to TagVault.org. TagVault.org is a nonprofit organization that works with industry partners to lower costs and improve security for organizations managing software portfolios based on the software identification ISO standard.  In today’s IT industry, identifying and tracking software applications, software updates…

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Microsoft Supports International Standards to Help Make Software Licenses More Manageable

Guest Post by: Amy Konary, IDCResearch Vice PresidentSoftware Licensing & Provisioning At most of the industry events I attend for Software Asset Management (SAM) Professionals, a common refrain is heard from these busy, and often frustrated, individuals who are tasked with ensuring compliance with software licensing agreements: “We need to know what we need to measure.”…

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