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Microsoft Volume Licensing Blog
COMPAREX France adopts Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) to gain new customers and improve licensing experience
To grow their business as trusted technology solution providers, COMPAREX , the Microsoft 2015 Volume Licensing Partner of the Year, recognized it was important to enable customers to bring their worldwide offices and departments under the same licensing agreement, regardless of their location. Additionally...
27 Jul 2015
MPSA gets even better, major cloud-focused enhancements are here
By Richard Smith General Manager, Microsoft World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) This morning at the Worldwide Partner Conference, I announced a major milestone in our licensing transformation: Microsoft Azure, Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS), Pay-as-you-go and multi-year durations are coming to...
14 Jul 2015
MSDN and Visual Studio available on the MPSA
On July 1 st , MSDN with Visual Studio became available for order on the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). This addition enables a more native and improved experience of MSDN subscription management while removing a major obstacle for our customers wishing to move to the MPSA in light...
10 Jul 2015
Announcing Product Terms: fewer steps and one location to improve customer experience
To improve customers’ volume licensing experience, Microsoft today announces Product Terms which consolidates and replaces two previously independent documents - the Product Use Rights (PUR) and the Product List (PL). Together with the program agreement, Product Terms contains all the terms and...
1 Jul 2015
MPSA expands to Public Sector and 67 additional countries
By Richard Smith General Manager, Microsoft World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) Today I am pleased to announce another key milestone in our licensing transformation . For the first time, we can now welcome our government and academic customers to purchase and manage Software, Online Services...
2 Mar 2015
Volume License Customers: Get Ready for Windows Server 2012 with the MAP Toolkit 7.0!
The Microsoft Solutions Accelerator team recently announced the new Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) toolkit 7.0 is now available for download . For those of you who aren’t already familiar with MAP Toolkits, they’re agentless inventory, assessment and reporting tools that help...
7 Aug 2012
Making Software Licensing Flexibility More Manageable
Guest Post by: Amy Konary, IDC Research Vice President Software Licensing & Provisioning To gain access to the software that they need to run their businesses, software customers must navigate a lot of contractual territory. Most customers are managing multiple software license contracts, and...
23 Mar 2012
Microsoft adopts ISO software identification (SWID) tags to help customers manage IT inventory
From virtualization, device proliferation and the consumerization of IT, managing an enterprise’s IT inventory is becoming increasingly complex and time consuming. But it’s a task of significant importance, as organizations want to take advantage of every software license they hold, and manage...
20 Apr 2012
Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) Helps Handle Growth, Update Licensing (case study)
Have you grown quickly through acquisition and had trouble keeping track of all the software and licenses you’ve acquired in the process? Carousel Industries was in a similar situation and reconciled software assets while saving costs by updating its licensing strategy. It accomplished this by...
9 Nov 2012
TagVault.org and Microsoft Work Together to Improve Software Management
Today Microsoft announced its continued efforts to improve software asset 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...
15 Mar 2013
Microsoft Volume Licensing Mail Bag: Three Questions on Software Asset Management (SAM)
A Microsoft Volume Licensing Expert Answers your Burning Questions on Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) Implementing a software asset management (SAM) program can be beneficial. This is especially true if your organization struggles to keep track of any of its software or licenses, or if you...
27 Dec 2012
Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0 Now Available
Our friends on the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit team are pleased to announce that MAP Toolkit 8.0 is now available for download . This follows our November 2012 blog post on its beta availability: Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.0 Beta Now Available . The MAP Toolkit...
24 Dec 2012
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