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On Wednesday, May 18th the Microsoft Volume Licensing team hosted an interactive session for TechEd North America attendees. This is a departure from the classic technical sessions that make up the majority of sessions at TechEd.
The session was included in response to attendees requesting volume licensing information to help them with planning, deployment and support of their technology investments. This year, the primary topic was focused on how to leverage their existing Enterprise Agreement (EA) and take advantage of new public and private cloud solution scenarios.
Microsoft Volume Licensing is transforming its programs to support customers both on premises and in the cloud. More than ever, staying current on the “what’s new with licensing” is front of mind for IT Pros. One of the many positive audience comments stated that:
“As the IT lead for my company, licensing is very important to my planning; this session has made me feel better about how and when to move to the cloud. This was the most helpful session I have attended to- date. You did a great job clarifying some of my questions. Thanks!”
Some of the topics we covered were:
We had lively discussions on several topics and this is one of the great things about face to face meetings – hearing feedback and debating issues “in the round”. The interactive format enabled attendees to engage throughout the session and remain afterwards to get their very specific questions answered.
One of the main points that came up was how Office 365 works within the EA. Here are some cliff notes on that topic:
For more information on Office 365 licensing, click here.
While these new subscription services introduce some new licensing scenarios that need to be understood, the upside is tremendous flexibility.
Again, we were delighted to have the opportunity to dialogue with the audience. Many thanks to all of you who came to the session and participated at TechEd.
We want to continue the conversation and hear your comments below. Or you can ping us via Twitter @Msft_VL.