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  • Blog Post: Deployment Planning Services

    Q: (from Gail) I have a customer who has Deployment Planning Services dollars for Windows desktop – what do I need to do to make sure I can take advantage of those dollars? A: It has been a long time since this topic has been addressed on our blog (March 2010: Exchange Deployment Planning Services )...
  • Blog Post: The Windows Desktop Upgrade Volume License: Is reassignment an option?

        Woody Walton   When it comes to Microsoft licensing, most know that it is necessarily or unnecessarily complex depending on who you are! And although I am by title a Partner Technology Advisor, my support of Microsoft partners in the transaction process expose me to a lot of licensing...
  • Blog Post: Why you should take a Second Look at Microsoft Windows Intune – Training and Promotion Announced for the New Wave D

    Josh Condie - There are significant changes in the pricing, licensing, skus, and key product features of Windows Intune with the new Wave D offering launching this month – greatly enhancing the partner reselling and services opportunity.  Many partners are seeing strong success leveraging Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows Thin PC: A New SA Benefit Available for Download Sunday!

    Woody Walton   Microsoft is always looking to increase the value of Software Assurance (SA).  The Addition of Windows Thin PC, WinTPC for short, does just that.  In a world where virtualization is being employed more and more, where VDI, Thin Clients, and Remote Desktop Services (RDS)...
  • Blog Post: Windows Small Business Server 2011 with Software Assurance

    Q: (from Ed) Have you given or planning to give a license review of how the dropping of SBS Standard has affected current OV SBS customers and Microsoft’s recommendation of what Partners should discuss with those customers.     A: Obviously, current customers on SBS with SA have the option...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Multilingual User Interface

    Q: (from Jessica) I had a request today for Windows Sever, Multi-Language.  I see that SA gives multi language rights to desktop applications, will it so the same for server products.  I can’t find anything specifically saying this.   A: Great question. A Bing search on “Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Software Assurance eLearning Benefit

    Q: (from Aja) What courses are available as part of the eLearning benefit delivered as part of Software Assurance?   A: It took a little searching, but off of the www.microsoft.com/licensing site, I went to the Software Assurance page, selected Training benefits, and the eLearning page: http://www...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft User Experience Virtualization (UE-V): Change the Device, Keep your Experience

    Woody Walton   It’s kind of like Live Mesh, SkyDrive, & Windows 8 Sync your settings for the business customer!  I dig it! I have been using Windows Live Mesh for the synchronization of files, favorites, and setting since its release. One for the first things I noticed about Windows 8 was...