December, 2013

  • 2013’s Top Five Microsoft Volume Licensing (@Msft_VL) Tweets

    Are you in the know about Microsoft Volume Licensing? Follow our Twitter handle @Msft_VL and receive up-to-the-minute news about launches, reference guides, training resources, definitions and more. Below you’ll find our top five buzz-worthy tweets from 2013. Each of these tweets reached a high number of Twitter users via retweets and favorites from highly influential people. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

  • 2013’s Top Five Microsoft Volume Licensing Blog Posts

    Hungry for more information from Microsoft on Software Assurance, licensing for virtual environments, Software Asset Management, or Volume Licensing updates? We’ve rounded up 2013’s five most viewed Microsoft Volume Licensing blog posts, which cover these topics and more. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @Msft_VL  for daily updates and subscribe to our official blog in 2014 for more news and information from Microsoft Volume Licensing. Happy New Year!

  • New Version Rights with Software Assurance Explained

    Summary: A common question we get, especially as excitement builds for the launch of a new version of a product is, “I have active Software Assurance (SA) coverage on my licenses and a new version is going to be released.  If my SA expires, or is about to expire, do I have rights to this new version?”  In this Licensing How To post, we cover New Version Rights: when and how you know what rights you have.

    Among other advantages, “New Version Rights for Software Assurance (SA)” can be an attractive and valuable SA benefit.  As outlined in the Product List, for any licensed Product covered with active SA, you are given the right to upgrade and run the latest version of the Product that is made available during the coverage term. You may ask yourself, “What do they mean by Made Available?” The term refers to the earlier of either the date that Microsoft makes the Product available for ordering, or the date that the Product is available for download from the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) website.