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Microsoft Volume Licensing Blog
Simpler Licensing Options to Give Customers Better Access to Cloud Solutions
Industry analysts forecast the continued ascension of cloud infrastructure technology as a key market driver for the foreseeable future. For example, IDC’s 3 rd Platform describes a vast array of always-connected smart mobile devices and pervasive use of social networking layered over a cloud-based...
7 Nov 2013
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center upgrades its disaster recovery at no cost through the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement
Nationally ranked Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) provides a full spectrum of healthcare services to the citizens of New Hampshire and Vermont, but it needed to evaluate its disaster recovery program. Through DHMC’s already existing Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) license, it upgraded...
24 Oct 2013
Microsoft Donates Office 365 Licenses to Nonprofits Worldwide
This morning Microsoft announced it is donating Office 365 licenses to nonprofits worldwide as part of its ongoing software donation program , Technology for Good . The program will benefit nonprofits of all sizes with no cap on the number of licenses starting in 41 countries and increasing up to 90...
10 Sep 2013
Simpler Licensing Accelerates EA Customers to the Cloud
Organizations continue to seek out solutions to enable workers anytime, anywhere access to the latest productivity applications. In parallel, Microsoft continues to enhance licensing options to keep pace with the rapidly changing customer needs as far as how they consume software and services accessible...
4 Sep 2013
How Volume Licensing Innovations enable a “Work Anywhere on any Device” World
By Richard Smith, General Manager in World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) Richard is responsible for the design, marketing and training of our current and new Volume Licensing Programs. This is the third in a series of blog posts about how Microsoft’s licensing is evolving to enable...
15 May 2013
Embracing Advantages of Consumerization of IT Through Microsoft Volume Licensing Innovations
by Richard Smit h General Manager in World Wide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP) Richard is responsible for the design and maintenance of our current and new Volume Licensing Programs plus the Marketing and Readiness for Microsoft's Licensing & Pricing. This is the first in a series of blog posts...
28 Feb 2013
Red Cross Federation Expands Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, Helping Provide Greater Licensing Flexibility
We’re proud to share that today, Microsoft Corp. announced that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has expanded on a global Enterprise Agreement with a new Memorandum of Understanding to offer Microsoft Office 365 and other products as the standard communications...
25 Feb 2013
Microsoft Volume Licensing Basics: Easy-to-read booklets to guide you in your licensing needs
It’s good practice to periodically double-check principles upon which you build subsequent plans. In sailing, ensuring an accurate compass reading is essential; off by just one degree and you’re way off the mark later in your travels. To help you find your way, and supplementary to the information...
1 Feb 2013
Sourcing a Trusted Advisor and Investing in Acquiring Licensing Knowledge Help Ensure you Maximize the Value of Your Software Investment
Volume Licensing agreements are a cost-effective and flexible way to acquire the latest Microsoft products and services for emerging IT options and changing workforce requirements, help standardize IT, and simplify license management. Wherever possible Microsoft works to continue to drive additional...
30 Jan 2013
Comprehensive Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreement Brings Expansive Savings for U.S. Department of Defense Through Volume Licensing
Today Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced a three-year Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreement (JELA) for Microsoft enterprise licensing and Software Assurance . According to the press release, the agreement will “modernize technology infrastructure, reduce costs and foster...
4 Jan 2013
2012’s Top Five Microsoft Volume Licensing Blog Posts
Looking for more information from Microsoft on Software Assurance , licensing for virtual environments , Software Asset Management , the Enterprise Agreement or the Microsoft Services Agreement ? We’ve rounded up five of 2012’s most viewed Microsoft Volume Licensing blog posts, which cover...
4 Jan 2013
Nine Key Updates in the Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreement Refresh 2012
The Microsoft Volume Licensing team recently completed its annual agreement refresh with the goal of improving overall partner and customer satisfaction. These changes help support business and product evolution, help clarify language, and align and simplify agreements. Outlined below are the key refresh...
22 Dec 2012
Millions in Productivity Gains Realized by Upgrading Microsoft Software via Enterprise Agreement (case study)
Eastman Chemical Company upgraded to Windows 7 and Office 2010 through Microsoft Volume Licensing achieve this result, here's their story. Kingsport, Tennessee-based Eastman Chemical Company is a global producer of more than 1,200 chemicals, fibers, and plastics that form the key ingredients in everyday...
9 Oct 2012
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
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Takes Advantage of the Enterprise Agreement’s Flexibility
Creating a cost-effective IT plan for the largest civilian cabinet-level agency in the U.S. Federal Government is no easy task. That’s why the VA turned to Microsoft’s Enterprise Agreement (EA) to gain access to current and emerging technologies that will help meet the agency’s goal...
13 Jul 2012
ANNOUNCING: "Why an updated Microsoft Enterprise Agreement" White Paper
We’re pleased to announce availability of “Why an updated Microsoft Enterprise Agreement?” white paper which aims to spotlight key areas of business value customers can derive from the updated EA. This is written with the intent to respond to feedback we’ve received from customers...
15 Feb 2012
Webinar a must-see for Enterprise Agreement customers considering Office365
One of the great benefits of the 2011 Enterprise Agreement (EA) is the flexibility it provides enterprise customers, enabling them to procure and manage a mix of both software and cloud services products within a single agreement all the while adding cloud services at their preferred pace. For those...
14 Feb 2012
Microsoft Volume Licensing 2011 Year in Review
Since launching the Microsoft Volume Licensing blog in May, we have enjoyed sharing our news and highlights with our readers and are looking forward to more great things to come in 2012. It’s been a busy year for the Microsoft Volume Licensing team and we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some...
30 Dec 2011
Microsoft’s Enterprise Agreement is Cloud Ready
Posted by Jason Kap General Manager, Worldwide Licensing and Pricing, Microsoft Now that we’re well into 2011 and kicking off Microsoft’s new 2012 fiscal year with the Worldwide Partner Conference , we continue to hear that for many companies, this is the year they’ve resolved...
12 Jul 2011
Got a Question for Microsoft Volume Licensing? Send it our Way for an Upcoming Tweet Chat
The Worldwide Licensing and Pricing team will conduct its first “Tweet Chat” from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Los Angeles (July 11-14). This is your chance to ask questions about Microsoft Volume Licensing and get real-time feedback—with a twist! Instead of simply...
6 Jul 2011
Customer/Partner Speak to Strategic Value of Microsoft Volume Licensing and Microsoft Financing
Wanted to share a couple of case studies which talk to the benefits of Microsoft Volume Licensing from both a customer and partner perspective. We appreciate CDW and Cable & Wireless Panama (CWP) for sharing their stories. Hit the links below to get the details. Be sure to check out the video connected...
3 Jun 2011
The Inauguration of Volume Licensing at TechEd North America
On Wednesday, May 18 th the Microsoft Volume Licensing team hosted an interactive session for TechEd North America attendees. This is a departure from the classic technical sessions that make up the majority of sessions at TechEd. The session was included in response to attendees requesting volume...
27 May 2011
Cloud Services Supported by Licensing Transformation
Posted by, Mark Croft Director, WWLP Business Marketing Group, Microsoft Often the hyperbole surrounding a hot topic ends up eclipsing the details that provide clarity on the topic itself. “Migration to the cloud” has become such a phrase, and is frequently batted around within the IT...
17 May 2011
Welcome to the New Microsoft Volume Licensing Blog
Posted by Joe Matz Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Licensing and Pricing, Microsoft Acquiring software licenses for multiple users and systems at once within an organization makes it easier and more affordable. In short, that’s volume licensing, and this blog is dedicated to discussing...
16 May 2011
Listening for What’s Next: EuroCIO, Microsoft Business User Forum Exchange Ideas With Microsoft Licensing Leaders
As part of regular and ongoing customer engagement, Microsoft Worldwide Licensing and Pricing (WWLP) executives, Joe Matz, Microsoft corporate vice president ( second from left ), and Richard Smith, general manager of business marketing ( at right ), headed over to Hanover, Germany, to meet with chief...
14 May 2011
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