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  • Blog Post: Licensing How To: When do I need a Client Access License (CAL)?

    UPDATE: 3/26/14 We appreciated the active dialogue in the comments section on this topic. We agree that there are some good questions raised in the comments section which we'd like to address and appreciate your patience in doing so. Please see additional information following the main body of...
  • Blog Post: Licensing How To: Reimaging Rights Top 5 Questions

    SUMMARY: What is reimaging and what role does licensing play? Reimaging is the copying of software onto multiple devices from one or more standardized images. Understanding the licensing guidelines related to reimaging is important to maintain software compliance within your organization. In this Licensing...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Licensing How To: Maximize Your Software Assurance Benefits in Open License

    Summary: Software Assurance coverage is tied to the authorization number so when you purchase makes a difference to maximizing the length of your benefit. In this Licensing How To post, we cover the rules and recommendations for purchasing Software Assurance on an Open License Program. Understanding...
  • Blog Post: Licensing How To: SharePoint Server 2013 Licensing Changes

    Summary: SharePoint 2013, like the new lineup of Office servers, has some fantastic new features and functionality. The licensing has changed from the last release so please take a moment to check out the differences. The Licensing How To series posts are provided by our Customer Service Presales...
  • Blog Post: Licensing How To: SQL Server Fail-Over vs. Cold Disaster Recovery Rights.

    The Licensing How To series posts are provided by our Customer Service Presales and Licensing team members. These scenario based licensing topics are written on trending topics and issues based on their interactions with customers, Partners and field sellers. For more posts from the Licensing How To...
  • Blog Post: Switching between Device and User CALs

    The Licensing How To series posts are provided by our Customer Service Presales and Licensing team members. These scenario based licensing topics are written on trending topics and issues based on their interactions with customers, Partners and field sellers. For more posts from the Licensing How To...
  • Blog Post: Licensing How To: Using Office 365 user licenses to meet CAL requirements

    Summary: If you deploy workloads into Office 365 and maintain existing on premises workloads, or in some cases, deploy additional on premises servers to support a hybrid configurations- how do you maintain access to on premises servers. It really doesn’t matter if your long term goal is to move...
  • Blog Post: Licensing How To: SkyDrive Pro Licensing

    Summary: SkyDrive Pro, a feature of SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Online, is an offering similar to our personal cloud storage service SkyDrive, but optimized for business and managed by your organization. In this Licensing How To post, we cover the licensing basics of SkyDrive Pro including...
  • 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: Licensing How To: Knowing which Product Use Rights to use

    Summary: Microsoft publishes the Product Use Rights, commonly known as the PUR, on a quarterly basis. Because the use rights and license terms change, knowing which PUR to use when evaluating a licensing model, contemplating a purchase or downgrade, and evaluating compliance is important. In this Licensing...
  • Blog Post: How to License Office Web Apps Server

    The Licensing How To series posts are provided by our Customer Service Presales and Licensing team members. These scenario based licensing topics are written on trending topics and issues based on their interactions with customers, Partners and field sellers. For more posts from the Licensing How To...