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  • Blog Post: Microsoft VDI Licensing

    Q: (from Kellie) If an end user is hosting virtual desktops on a server, is there a limit to the number of virtual desktop instances they may run? If so, is the limit different for Standard and Datacenter? I know VDA is required to license the devices accessing a Virtual Desktop and VDA is available...
  • 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 Licensing and BYOD: A case for Companion Subscription Licenses in the SMB

    Woody Walton I work every day supporting Microsoft Partners of one type or another.  VARs, hosters, distributors, you name it.  Today my opinion was solicited on an aspect of Windows client licensing that is not commonly asked about and it got me thinking that many of you may not know about...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Pro Plus and RDS/TS installation with VL PUR

    B  V  A WHAT: Many partners are aware by now that the Product Use Rights (PUR) was updated end of January in favor of supporting a RDS or TS deployment of Office, even though the user’s license was a subscription license through Office 365.  UPDATE – It is important to understand that...