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Could a Microsoft EA Save You 45%?

Give Us 5 Minutes and Find Out

by Lane Shelton | 04.01.15

I can’t promise you that one blog post is going to give you all the information you need about Microsoft’s Enterprise Agreement (EA). But I can promise that you’ll learn about a tool that allows you to quickly find out if you should even consider Microsoft EA. And why would you? That’s an easy one, because under the right circumstances, hands down, an enterprise agreement can save you as much as 45%. Our team developed this assessment tool to get you started and it only takes about 5 minutes. Promise. Keep reading for all the specifics.

Tags:CloudLicensingMicrosoftMicrosoft Enterprise AgreementOffice

Do you remember the comment in our last blog, Deep Dive: What You Need to Know About Licensing for Windows Server 2012, advising IT leaders to be sure that they can stand by the choices they make to deploy Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter on various systems across their environments? Thinking with the future in mind is the only way to avoid making costly licensing mistakes that initially may seem like good decisions.

Tags:LicensingWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Standard

Microsoft EA 101

Who It’s for and How It Works

by Jack Dillman | 03.18.15

Chances are you’ve probably heard of a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) before. It’s just a volume licensing deal for software, right? What’s the big deal? Well, a few years ago, a volume licensing program was just a better way to get bigger savings on big orders. Today, it’s a whole different ballgame.

With the rise of cloud, big data, and new ways of working, everyone’s looking for greater flexibility. As your technological landscape changes, you need to be able to download products, use them, pay for them, and bring them into the environment at your leisure—not on a transactional basis. Microsoft EA delivers that flexibility.

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Just a couple of weeks ago, we provided a quick take on licensing options for Windows Server 2012 that enterprise IT leaders will need to consider as they plan their OS migration strategies. (See Windows Server 2003 Isn’t Broke: So Why Fix It?). Up next, we’ll dive deeper into Windows 2012 licensing.

Tags:CloudITLicensingMicrosoftSoftwareVirtualizationWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 Standard

Windows Server 2012 Migration: What’s in It for Me?

What to Expect from a Move to Windows Server 2012

by Jack Dillman | 03.02.15

Migrating to Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 is focused on changing technology landscapes, work environments, and compatibility with the cloud. All of the new features and editions of the migration are very cloud ready. Although Microsoft has retired some products, it’s been in an effort to make the new Server more streamlined and efficient across the board. Read on for a list of the benefits you can expect from migrating to Windows Server 2012

Tags:CloudLicensingMicrosoftVirtualizationWindows Server 2012

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