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Buyer Beware: “Total Production Environment” Licensing Pitfalls

How to Avoid a Logistical Compliance Nightmare

by Lane Shelton | 07.09.14

You’ve probably noticed a constant shift in the licensing landscape as software publishers strive to accommodate evolving customer requirements (thought I’d put it nicely). For example, bundling is a popular tactic, where products are grouped together and additional discounts or advantageous use-rights applied when you acquire the bundle. In many cases, a bundle represents an attractive option; however, at times they also include unintended pitfalls. Lately, I’ve seen one specific issue surface quite a bit. What’s more, it has serious compliance ramifications so I’d like to spend some time getting you up to speed. If you currently have a Microsoft Enrollment for Application Platform (EAP), or the newest incarnation called the Server/Cloud Enrollment (SCE), you should know that from a logistical standpoint there could be a dark cloud looming over your organization, so please read on. [MORE]

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What SQL 2014 Really Means

Timing is Good for Business, but Software Assurance Is Even Better

by Patrick Renzi | 06.03.14

When Microsoft announced the actual release date for SQL 2014 many modern businesses simply looked at the latest database offering from Microsoft and saw just that: new software. Sure, it’s easy to get caught up in all the features—like enhanced BI tools, easier management through Always On, enhanced memory utilization, and the ease of scaling your on-premise SQL deployment to the Azure platform. Since it’s been ranked the most secure database platform for the last five years running, it is simple to see why so many IT Directors and CTO/CIOs are jumping ship from Oracle and shifting their platforms to SQL. There are a plethora of high-end capabilities that businesses are able to leverage from this incredible software. I, however, want to focus on something that might go unnoticed by far too many. That something is timing.

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Stay on Top of Recent Windows Licensing Changes

Sleeper Updates May Affect Your Organization Sleeper Updates May Affect Your Organization

by James Nagurney | 04.29.14

There have recently been some quiet but important licensing changes to Windows. They’re not going to change your life, but they’re definitely worth knowing more about. If staying on top of your Windows licensing situation is important to you—and it should be—read on.

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Windows XP Migration Services

Is There Room in Your Stable for Windows 7 and 8?

Why a Hybrid Approach Could Give You the Best of Both Worlds

by Lane Shelton | 04.02.14

Right now, the vast majority of the customers I talk to have chosen to migrate to Windows 7. They are doing this for a lot of good reasons, and I get it. But it’s also becoming clear that specific use-cases within an organization can really benefit from Windows 8/8.1. For more information about what Windows 8 can bring to your organization, read on.

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Microsoft Licensing Optimization (MLO) Concierge Services
All Microsoft investments require constant care and feeding, ensuring ongoing cost-efficiency and relevance to the evolving needs of today’s computing environments. Our software gurus got together, interviewed many customers in all industries and sizes, and determined that there are nine fundamental care and feeding activities that every Microsoft customer needs.

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