March, 2013

  • Embracing cloud computing through Microsoft Volume Licensing Innovations

    This is the second in a series of blog posts about how Microsoft’s licensing is evolving to enable customers to take advantage of two major trends: Consumerization of IT and Cloud Computing.

    Companies worldwide are embracing cloud computing to take a key step toward better business agility, economics and user experiences. Because of its power to fundamentally change how organizations operate, the cloud is a game changer for companies. 

    Cloud computing is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. Instead, companies need the power to decide when and how they shift computing capabilities to this new model. For Microsoft, it is essential that licensing evolves to allow companies to adopt cloud computing on their own terms – whether they want to build out a private cloud infrastructure in their own or hosted datacenters or if they want to leverage the public cloud to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across Microsoft’s highly scalable and reliable data centers.

  • Microsoft Volume Licensing Mail Bag: Three Questions on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Licensing

    A Microsoft Volume Licensing Expert Answers your Burning Questions on Licensing the Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

    Microsoft VDI offers the ability to rapidly and securely deploy desktops from a data center to users. IT support teams can manage desktops centrally, and VDI can help improve security by centralizing users’ data. VDI also gives end users the flexibility they need to access their work desktops from almost any device that has a reliable network connection.

    Louise Ulrick, a UK-based licensing consultant and trainer, has relished taking the opportunity to answer some of your thornier questions on the licensing of VDI. She first began running licensing training courses all the way back in 1995.  Today, Louise continues to love licensing and works all over the world on behalf of Microsoft.

  • TagVault.org and Microsoft Work Together to Improve Software Management

    Today Microsoft announced its continued efforts to improve software management with its membership to TagVault.org. TagVault.org is a nonprofit organization that works with industry partners to lower costs and improve security for organizations managing software portfolios based on the software identification ISO standard.

  • New Customer Microsoft Volume Licensing Training Classes Now in Session

    Join the more than 5,000 IT and procurement professionals who have already gain Microsoft licensing Expert accreditation; Take the new licensing SQL Server 2012 and Licensing Office 2013 and Office 365 classes and become an expert

    In the past year, more than 5,000 students have passed the Customer Licensing Expert program launched last summer at Tech Ed North America. In celebration of the program’s success, Microsoft Volume Licensing has
    adding two more accreditation classes for IT pros and procurement professionals through the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA)