Licensing can sometimes be a bit of a difficult concept for even Microsoft employees to get their heads around, however, from time to time, something comes along which really does try to help you solve those sometimes-cryptic licensing conundrums.
The licensing guys are regularly asked "Licensing is so complicated, how do you cope…?" to which they typically respond "Well, actually, we give our customers wide range of choice and understanding how our licensing works is key to understanding how to sell more effectively to our customers". This would be followed up with redirecting you to a number of different sites and resources, including rather large PowerPoint decks. So, what's new?
We've created a Licensing Learning Path, that collates this useful information around licensing, such as training materials etc, and puts it in a single place. It explains what level of knowledge you might need and links to the relevant training courses and any tests you can take from one place. (You can even take exams and get official certificates..!) As well a ‘How to Sell’, you can also go on to understand how Software Asset Management (SAM) can help customers make best use of what they have bought.
Sounds useful, right?
You can access it right now, here.
Thanks for this Matt - am attending a linked event tomorrow in Reading - shame I only just discovered your post tonight .........