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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Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.5 Now Available

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit team recently announced the new MAP Toolkit 8.5 is now available for download. The latest version adds new scenarios to help organizations assess their environments with greater agility and lower cost of delivery. Included in the update are hardware and infrastructure readiness assessments to assist organizations in planning…

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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: Making the Most of Software Assurance Benefits:…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0 Now Available

Our friends on the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit team are pleased to announce that MAP Toolkit 8.0 is now available for download. This follows our November 2012 blog post on its beta availability: Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0 Beta Now Available. The MAP Toolkit 8.0 download link is here. You can…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0 Beta Now Available

Following our announcement in August 2012 of the MAP Toolkit 7.0, our friends on the Microsoft Solutions Accelerator team have just released the beta version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0 and we welcome you to join in in the beta. If you are not familiar with the Microsoft MAP Toolkits, they…

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Volume License Customers: Get Ready for Windows Server 2012 with the MAP Toolkit 7.0!

The Microsoft Solutions Accelerator team recently announced the new Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit 7.0 is now available for download. For those of you who aren’t already familiar with MAP Toolkits, they’re agentless inventory, assessment and reporting tools that help assess an IT environment for platform migrations. MAP’s are a great tool for Volume…

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WWLP Is Listening: Advisory Board Brings the Voice of the Customer to Microsoft’s Volume Licensing Programs

The adoption of cloud services and virtualization may add layers of complexity to product licensing; therefore, customers must be become even more diligent with volume licensing practices. To better understand the challenges and opportunities that customers are facing, Microsoft (WWLP) has established a Volume Licensing Customer Advisory Board to solicit and track feedback on licensing…

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Microsoft adopts ISO software identification (SWID) tags to help customers manage IT inventory

From virtualization, device proliferation and the consumerization of IT, managing an enterprise’s IT inventory is becoming increasingly complex and time consuming.  But it’s a task of significant importance, as organizations want to take advantage of every software license they hold, and manage the updates, support and service that are attendant.  Getting an accurate count on…

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Microsoft Volume Licensing 2011 Year in Review

Since launching the Microsoft Volume Licensing blog in May, we have enjoyed sharing our news and highlights with our readers and are looking forward to more great things to come in 2012. It’s been a busy year for the Microsoft Volume Licensing team and we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of…

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New MAP Toolkit 6.5 Simplifies Cloud Migration More Than Ever

Earlier this year, we shared how the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.0 can simplify cloud migration planning. Now the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team has made the MAP Toolkit 6.5 available for download. The new capabilities in the MAP Toolkit 6.5 will help organizations make the journey to the cloud smoother than ever. Find all…

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