MPSA expands to Public Sector and 67 additional countries

By Richard Smith General Manager, Microsoft World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) Today I am pleased to announce another key milestone in our licensing transformation. For the first time, we can now welcome our government and academic customers to purchase and manage Software, Online Services, and Software Assurance through the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement…

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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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Streamlining SAM with SQL clustering

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). Mexico’s Server earned special recognition for its work spreading the word about the benefits of SQL clustering. When one of Mexico’s biggest large account…

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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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An Inside Look at Russian SAM Academy: The Benefits of Software Asset Management (SAM)

As more and more organizations expand into the global market, a growing number of business leaders in developing markets are starting to recognize the importance of proactively dealing with their software assets by implementing software asset management (SAM) practices. Kris Johnson, vice president of Anglepoint Group, Inc., a Gold SAM Competency partner, recently attended Russian SAM Academy and agreed to…

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Sourcing a Trusted Advisor and Investing in Acquiring Licensing Knowledge Help Ensure you Maximize the Value of Your Software Investment

Volume Licensing agreements are a cost-effective and flexible way to acquire the latest Microsoft products and services for emerging IT options and changing workforce requirements, help standardize IT, and simplify license management. Wherever possible Microsoft works to continue to drive additional value into volume licensing programs as well as simplify terms and conditions which govern them.  For instance,…

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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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