January, 2012

  • System Center Advisor Now Available to Software Assurance Customers

    Today, Microsoft announced the general availability of the new System Center Advisor (formerly Microsoft codename ‘Atlanta’) as part of the innumerable benefits available through Software Assurance (SA).

    System Center Advisor is a cloud service hosted on Windows Azure that enables IT Professionals to proactively avoid server configuration problems by assessing static, runtime and operational data to identify potential issues that cause outages or poor performance. 

  • Newly Updated! Refreshed Microsoft Volume Licensing News Web Site

    The Microsoft Volume Licensing team has updated its news Web site. Not only does the site have a new look and feel, it features the latest news and views of Microsoft Volume licensing and pricing from within and outside the organization—all in one convenient place.

  • [Updated] Check out the Microsoft Private Cloud & System Center 2012

    VIDEO: With the launch of System Center 2012, the enterprise datacenter evolves in a fundamental way, with huge implications across the business. Hear what’s behind System Center 2012 from the Microsoft engineers and product managers who build the product.            

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    Earlier today, Microsoft announced the System Center 2012 release candidate during a live webcast featuring Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft Server and Tools Business.  In the webcast, Nadella outlined how Microsoft’s private cloud solution will help businesses move faster, save money and better compete in 2012 and the future.

  • Predictable Payments on the Path to Cloud

    Many IT organizations are contemplating how to maintain and upgrade their assets on premises, while also investing wisely to support a strategic and cost-effective transition to cloud.  In today’s economy, reserving cash is a priority, and for many, financing to run, grow or transform an IT organization is a necessary consideration.

    Recently, one of Europe’s leading IT providers turned to Microsoft Financing in support of updated Volume Licensing through a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, Select Plus and Software Assurance.  Its goal:  reduce IT costs, increase efficiency, and enable a flexible approach to software deployment and rollout across operations in Europe and Asia.