Licensing How To: Prepare for Select Plus retirement

In July of 2014, we announced the plan to phase out Select Plus for commercial customers due to the world-wide availability of the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). As of last month, Select Plus is officially no longer available for new commercial agreements in the 95% of major markets where MPSA is offered. The…


Announcing Product Terms: fewer steps and one location to improve customer experience

To improve customers’ volume licensing experience, Microsoft today announces Product Terms which consolidates and replaces two previously independent documents – the Product Use Rights (PUR) and the Product List (PL). Together with the program agreement, Product Terms contains all the terms and conditions for how you purchase licenses for software and online services through Microsoft…


Flexibility of the Microsoft Licensing Eases Transition to Office 365, Saves Estimated $300,000 (Case Study)

Hersing Corporation Improves IT Management and Saves Money on Future Licensing and IT Costs by Switching from Google Apps to Office 365 Hersing Corporation, a Singapore-based real estate services firm, needed to standardize its IT communications assets as multiple technologies proved difficult to manage for the firm’s 5,000 employees and agents across South East Asia….


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…


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…


Customers, Partners Respond to Microsoft VLSC Revamp

In August, we announced changes to the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) would be made throughout the month.  In order to make sure that all our customers and partners take advantage of the new tools and resources, we’ve published an overview of the changes, tips on how to get started and several video demos to…


Get big tech results with a small tech budget through newest version of Windows Intune

You can read all about the newest version of Windows Intune over on the Windows blog; a quick summary follows below along with links to useful resources.   Windows Intune brings together Windows cloud services for PC management, endpoint protection, and a Windows 7 upgrade subscription. With its simple web-based console, it can help you manage and secure…