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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Embrace the cloud now with Microsoft Payment Solutions

If your business is waiting for the right time to move to the cloud, stop waiting — the time is now. Companies have more reasons than ever to look to Microsoft cloud solutions for their business and IT needs, with productivity solutions services such as Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and cloud platform solutions…

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Simpler Licensing Options to Give Customers Better Access to Cloud Solutions

Industry analysts forecast the continued ascension of cloud infrastructure technology as a key market driver for the foreseeable future. For example, IDC’s 3rd Platform describes a vast array of always-connected smart mobile devices and pervasive use of social networking layered over a cloud-based server infrastructure as the primary growth driver of the ICT industry over…

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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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Embracing cloud computing through Microsoft Volume Licensing Innovations

By Richard SmithGeneral Manager, Microsoft 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 second in a series of blog posts about how Microsoft’s licensing is evolving to enable…

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Takes Advantage of the Enterprise Agreement’s Flexibility

Creating a cost-effective IT plan for the largest civilian cabinet-level agency in the U.S. Federal Government is no easy task. That’s why the VA turned to Microsoft’s Enterprise Agreement (EA) to gain access to current and emerging technologies that will help meet the agency’s goal of providing the best possible services to veterans through its…

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System Center Advisor Now Available to Software Assurance Customers

Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of the new System Center Advisor (formerly Microsoft codename ‘Atlanta’) as part of the innumerable benefits available through Software Assurance (SA).  System Center Advisor is a cloud service hosted on Windows Azure that enables IT Professionals to proactively avoid server configuration problems by assessing static, runtime and operational data…

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