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The Microsoft Licensing Corner, #3

Navigating the Windows Server and System Center Roadmap

by James Nagurney | 12.03.13

Microsoft released new versions of Windows, Windows Server, and System Center in October, furthering their trend of releasing major upgrades every 2 years or less. In light of these new releases, I think now is the time to review the updated roadmap for these products. Read on to delve further into what the latest upgrade schedule means for your Microsoft licensing situation.

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The Microsoft Licensing Corner #2

What’s the Deal with Subscription Licensing?

by James Nagurney | 11.19.13

This month, I think it makes sense to take a look at a trend that has been growing over the past couple of years: subscription vs. perpetual licensing. You may not recognize the distinction between these two types of license entitlements when you look over your Microsoft Licensing Statement, but it’s crucial that you’re aware of the difference. Read on for the main differences between perpetual and subscription licensing, as well as more information about Microsoft’s subscription-only product offerings.

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The Microsoft Licensing Corner, #1

Are You at Risk for Compliance Drift?

by James Nagurney | 11.08.13

As Microsoft software consumers, we understand that software audits are part of the deal. Inevitably, there will come a time when we need to prove that we have the right licensing to cover what we’re using. We know you’re not deliberately gaming the system or installing software you haven’t paid for. What you will have to watch out for, though, is compliance drift—a slow slide out of compliance as a variety of factors change. And it’s best not to wait for Microsoft to ask, cajole, or prod you to engage in a software audit. So that you can stay one step ahead of Microsoft, I’ve put together five ways to identify if you’re at risk for drifting out of compliance.

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 For Business

Windows 8.1 for Business: Is It Worth the Upgrade?

Three Reasons to Make the Switch Now

by Lane Shelton | 10.03.13

In this final installment of our Windows 8.1 series, we’ll get right down to it and let you know why we think this is the OS version that will make your upgrade worthwhile. So if you’re thinking about how your future computing environment should look and planning some kind of transformative element in your next refresh cycle, we say give Windows 8.1 a serious look for three reasons:

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Windows 8.1 Interface

Windows 8.1: The New Modern Experience

4 Big Changes to the New UI

by Lane Shelton | 10.01.13

In this series, we’re presenting a first look at Windows 8.1. Today, we’ll be looking at the changes to the Windows 8 “Modern” interface. For those of you who are fans of the new Modern UI backbone of Windows 8, here are the changes we noticed immediately. These are four of our initial impressions, the things that jumped out at us as we’ve been using Windows 8 on our companion devices since launch.

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