Still using Windows XP? Modernize now to boost your ROI

(click on image to watch video)   As the end of support approaches for Windows XP and companies are looking to upgrade to Windows 8.1, many are looking at the best way to finance the switch. Microsoft Payment Solutions can help companies modernize their technologies, defer payments and start to realize return on investment (ROI)…

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Microsoft Reader Mailbag: Three Questions on Licensing Windows and Office

A Microsoft Volume Licensing Expert Answers your Burning Questions on Licensing Windows and Office. From time to time we ask UK-based licensing consultant and trainer, Louise Ulrick, to answer frequently asked questions on licensing. Here, she’s provided context for three scenarios on how to license Windows and Office to accommodate a changing business. Whether it’s…

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How Volume Licensing Innovations Enable a “Work on Your Own Device” World

By Richard Smith, General Manager in World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) Richard is responsible for the design, marketing and training of our current and new Volume Licensing Programs. This is the fourth in a series of blog posts about how Microsoft’s licensing is evolving to enable customers to take advantage of two major trends:…

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Windows Embedded 8, the internet of things, now available through Microsoft Volume Licensing

Microsoft announced the availability of Windows Embedded 8 volume licensing for enterprises. Windows Embedded 8 is a platform specifically designed to extend the power and experience of Windows 8 to embedded industry systems such as kiosks, point-of-sale devices, and digital signs. Windows Embedded 8 products will be available to enterprise customers through the standard Volume…

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How Volume Licensing Innovations enable a “Work Anywhere on any Device” World

By Richard Smith, General Manager in World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) Richard is responsible for the design, marketing and training of our current and new Volume Licensing Programs. This is the third in a series of blog posts about how Microsoft’s licensing is evolving to enable customers to take advantage of two major trends:…

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Microsoft Volume Licensing Mail Bag: Three Questions on Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) Licensing

A Microsoft Volume Licensing Expert Answers your Burning Questions on Using Microsoft Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) Licenses. Thanks to a large response we received to the VDI licensing mail bag, Louise Ulrick, a UK-based licensing consultant and trainer, is following up on that post with a focus on VDA licensing—another useful way Microsoft customers can…

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Embracing Advantages of Consumerization of IT Through Microsoft Volume Licensing Innovations

by Richard Smith                                                                         General Manager in World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) Richard is responsible for the design and maintenance of our current and new Volume Licensing Programs plus the Marketing and Readiness for Microsoft’s Licensing & Pricing. This is the first in a series of blog posts about how Microsoft’s licensing is evolving to…

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Comprehensive Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreement Brings Expansive Savings for U.S. Department of Defense Through Volume Licensing

Today Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced a three-year Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreement (JELA) for Microsoft enterprise licensing and Software Assurance.  According to the press release, the agreement will “modernize technology infrastructure, reduce costs and foster new levels of cross-agency collaboration” within the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)….

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Licensing Made Easier

Partner describes how flexible payment solutions impact deals, benefit customers A number of factors influence the way that customers approach volume licensing for new technologies and uptake into their environments.  In today’s economy and shrinking budgets, along with the fact that customers either are or have become much more savvy with their IT spend, customers…

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Volume Licensing Blog Interviews Partners at WPC

Last week the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) occurred in Toronto, Canada.  During the conference we were glad to catch up with a few partners to discuss a range of topics spanning overall impressions of the keynotes, license mobility through Software Assurance, adoption of cloud technologies, how recent licensing updates are facilitating that adoption as…

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