There's no getting away from it, licensing software gets complicated: in fact I've been know to joke that with 40 odd technical certifications and a degree in computer science, I'm nowhere near clever enough to understand it.

Well help is at hand, George has a reminder about the an event we have coming up:

TechNet Event: An Introduction and Overview of Microsoft Licensing

This session is aimed at providing IT professionals with a complete understanding of Microsoft’s Software Licensing. The course is not in-depth or technical, but will help you evaluate the different licensing options to best suit your business needs. The session will cover:

  • The basics of Microsoft’s licensing options
  • Differences between OEM, FPP and Volume licensing
  • How you can benefit from investing in Software Assurance
  • How you can manage your licenses using Software Asset Management (SAM), minimising time and cost
  • How to licence a client/server environment including Terminal Services and Virtual Server 2005
  • Licensing specific Microsoft Servers, such as Windows Server 2003, MOSS 2007, Exchange 2007 and others
  • Preview of Licensing for 2008 Servers
  • Question and Answer Session

We will provide you with tools and resources to help you manage your licenses and avoid costly mistakes. Register now