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Don’t be fooled here—the only support Microsoft will extend are the anti-malware updates. If you’re still running XP after the April 8, 2014 deadline, you’re still at great risk. Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, and online technical content updates on Windows XP.

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The Microsoft Licensing Corner, #4

Your Rundown of the Latest Releases, Reviews, News, and More

by James Nagurney | 12.19.13

As you know, Microsoft generates a lot of talk in tech circles. You want to keep up on the latest news, but you don’t want to have to sift through every article and post to find the information most useful to you. That’s where I come in. As a person obsessed with Microsoft software licensing, I’ve hand-picked the best articles about the most relevant updates and product releases, from around the Web. Read on for information about Microsoft Server and Cloud Licensing, Windows 8.1 updates, and more.

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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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