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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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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Class is in Session at TechEd North America and On-line

New Microsoft Volume Licensing Training Tests and Approves Licensing Knowledge If you’re an IT or procurement professional then we have news that will interest you: Microsoft is previewing a new training and accreditation program designed to beef up foundational licensing knowledge so that IT pros and procurement professionals can maximize their software investments.   [Watch…

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Microsoft Volume Licensing Headed to TechEd 2012

TechEd 2012 is only a couple weeks away.  We are looking forward to all the conversations with attendees who stop by our spot within the Connect Zone in the exhibit area. Based on customer feedback we consistently hear that gaining a deeper understanding for how best to license for private and public cloud environments is…

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Microsoft’s Lady Licensing Details How System Center 2012 Licensing Makes Cloud Management Easier

Microsoft’s own “Lady Licensing,” Emma Healey, posted a blog entry today about System Center 2012 (SC 2012) simplifing its multi-SKU lineup to two editions (datacenter and standard) to provide an integrated solution to manage applications across private, public and hybrid cloud scenarios.  She discusses how the updated licensing changes better align users with a hybrid cloud management…

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[Updated] Check out the Microsoft Private Cloud & System Center 2012

    VIDEO: With the launch of System Center 2012, the enterprise datacenter evolves in a fundamental way, with huge implications across the business. Hear what’s behind System Center 2012 from the Microsoft engineers and product managers who build the product.             #  #  # Earlier today, Microsoft announced the System Center 2012 release candidate during…

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