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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Volume Licensing Blog Interviews Partners at WPC

    Last week the annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) occurred in Toronto, Canada. During the conference we were glad to catch up with a few partners to discuss a range of topics spanning overall impressions of the keynotes, license mobility through Software Assurance, adoption of cloud technologies...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: More Insight Regarding Addition of License Mobility to Software Assurance

    In an recent email Q&A conversation, the WHIR's Editor in Chief, Liam Eagle, speaks with Microsoft’s senior director for the server and tools business, Steve Martin, regarding the License Mobility changes, including how some of the changes could result in new business opportunities for service...
  • Blog Post: Expansion of Software Assurance Enriches Partner/Customer Engagement

    One of the most compelling aspects of the Enterprise Agreement (EA) has been the support benefits provided to help customers plan, deploy and use Microsoft technologies through the Software Assurance (SA) program. As WWLP, Corporate Vice President Joe Matz mentions in this video , Microsoft has almost...
  • Blog Post: Subscription or Perpetual? A Scouting Report for 2012 and Beyond

    Guest Post by: Amy Konary, IDC Research Vice President Software Licensing & Provisioning Having options is a good thing, but sometimes choice can be a bit daunting. Fifteen years ago, the perpetual license model was the only way that you could buy most business software. Subscription models...
  • Blog Post: So You Signed Your Enterprise Agreement…Now What?

    Leveraging Software Assurance and Other Microsoft Licensing Benefits to Improve your IT Environment Transitions are at the core of many IT organizations considerations as they evaluate technology deployments and determine their future technology mix. A central tenant of the Enterprise Agreement (EA...
  • Blog Post: Watch CVP Joe Matz Describe How Volume Licensing Enables Customers and Partners to Become Cloud Ready

    Corporate Vice President of the Microsoft Worldwide Licensing and Pricing Group, Joe Matz, sat down recently to share Microsoft's perspective for how Volume Licensing is enabling customers and partners to become cloud ready. Recent changes to the Enterprise Agreement and Software Assurance provide...