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Microsoft Worldwide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP), together with colleagues from the Software Asset Management (SAM) team will be attending and presenting at the Gartner IT, Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit next week in Orlando, Florida. In addition, we’re delighted to share that Microsoft is a Platinum Level sponsor for the event. If you’re planning to attend, we will also have a booth presence with plenty of helpful staff to answer questions and share tips about useful resources around Microsoft licensing and software assetmanagement.
If you’re attending the conference, we invite you to check out our Solution Provider Session; here are the deets:
If you’re interested in hearing customer perspectives, we have customers presenting with Microsoft spokespeople ready to share their own best practices. Specifically, Kathy Porter, Vice President and Manager of IT Asset Management for US Bank and Dr. Joel L. Hartman, Vice Provost for Information Technologies and Resources at the University of Central Florida will join Microsoft’s Jonathan Shultz, Director of Volume Licensing and David Hasenkopf, Director of Software Asset Management for Microsoft’s US Enterprise team.
Broadly speaking a well-executed Software Asset Management (SAM) practice will help you extract the greatest value from Microsoft’s Volume Licensing programs which have recently seen significant updates to help you take advantage of cloud services on your terms. The presentation will provide an overview of the changes related to the Enterprise Agreement and additions to Software Assurance.
Software licenses are definitely an organizational investment. And, SAM delivers a vital set of business processes that provide a system for the effective management and protection of those software assets throughout their life cycle.
Leveraging SAM best practices can help you:
Not able to attend but interested in hearing more? The VL Blog will have additional information posting both during and after the conference. You can also join the conversation by following our Twitter handle (@Msft_VL) and contributing to the Twitter hashtag conversation #gartneritam.
For more information, here are some links to resources on Microsoft.com:
In additional WWWLP recently published a case study on University of Central Florida along with a companion video (see below).