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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Bringing the power of the cloud to software asset management

In the weeks leading up to the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Texas, on July 7-11, 2013, we’re profiling finalists for Microsoft’s partner of the year award for Software Asset Management (SAM). Here, Sweden’s Atea Sverige AB makes the case for Cloud SAM. Two widely accepted facts about software asset management: It’s critical to effective…

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Microsoft Volume Licensing Mail Bag: Three Questions on Software Asset Management (SAM)

A Microsoft Volume Licensing Expert Answers your Burning Questions on Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) Implementing a software asset management (SAM) program can be beneficial. This is especially true if your organization struggles to keep track of any of its software or licenses, or if you have many different computers and devices to inventory. Heather…

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IAITAM Conference Highlights Industry Forces and Licensing Impact

(contributed by Deb Bannon, WWLP) We recently returned from the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) conference, which drew attendees ranging from C-level executives, managers and IT professionals responsible for IT asset management.  As a platinum sponsor for this 10th annual event, we were thrilled to see several hundred turn out for the Microsoft…

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Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) Helps Handle Growth, Update Licensing (case study)

Have you grown quickly through acquisition and had trouble keeping track of all the software and licenses you’ve acquired in the process? Carousel Industries was in a similar situation and reconciled software assets while saving costs by updating its licensing strategy. It accomplished this by working with Universal Management Solutions to undergo a complimentary Software…

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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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Making Software Licensing Flexibility More Manageable

Guest Post by: Amy Konary, IDCResearch Vice PresidentSoftware Licensing & Provisioning To gain access to the software that they need to run their businesses, software customers must navigate a lot of contractual territory. Most customers are managing multiple software license contracts, and the terms of these contracts — even within the same vendor’s roster of…

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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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Partners and Customers Benefiting from New SAM Services

Back in September we shared details about “What’s New with Microsoft Software Asset Management Services” and yesterday we saw an article post on Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) by Jon Roskill, CVP, Worldwide Partner Group which we thought would be of further interest. Within the article MPN includes a VIDEO which touches on how a customer benefited from…

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