See all products »
Curah! curation service
Microsoft Tech Companion App
Microsoft Technical Communities
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Server and Tools Blogs
TechNet Flash Newsletter
Cloud and Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 R2
System Center 2012 R2
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1
Windows 8.1 Enterprise
See all trials »
Microsoft Download Center
TechNet Evaluation Center
Compatability & Converters
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Free Windows Server 2012 courses
Free Windows 8 courses
SQL Server training
MCSA: Windows 8
Windows Server Certification (MCSE)
Private Cloud Certification (MCSE)
SQL Server Certification (MCSE)
Second shot for certification
Born To Learn blog
Find technical communities in your area
Support by product
Forefront Edge Security
Forefront Server Security
Other support links
Microsoft Premier Online
Microsoft Fix It Center
Security Bulletins & Advisories
International support solutions
Log a support ticket
Look up event IDs and error codes
Not an IT pro?
Microsoft Customer Support
Microsoft Community Forums
Microsoft Volume Licensing Blog
Search this blog
Search all blogs
Blog - Links
Subscribe via RSS
RSS for posts
RSS for comments
Companion Subscription License
Consumerization of IT
Deployment Planning Services
Enrollment for Application Platform
Enrollment for Core Infrastructure
flexible payment solutions
Licensing How To
Microsoft Case studies
Microsoft Core CAL Suite
Microsoft Corporate Citizenship
Microsoft Payment Solutions
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Microsoft Volume Licensing
Office 365 ProPlus
Partner of the Year
product use rights
Software as a service
Software Asset Management
Software Assurance program
System Center 2012
training and accreditation
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Volume Licensing Service Center
Windows Companion Subscription Licensing
Windows Server 2012
Windows To Go
Worldwide Partner Conference
Blog - Monthly Archive List
Browse by Tags
Microsoft Volume Licensing Blog
software asset management
Productive coexistence: New themes emerging for software asset management at the IAITAM ACE conference
You have a solid traditional software asset management (SAM) plan in place—but is that enough to optimize your IT? Strategies for raising SAM to the next level is one of the themes at this year’s IAITAM 2013 Fall ACE conference, held Oct. 15-17, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Reflecting the explosive...
7 Oct 2013
Streamlining SAM with SQL clustering
In the weeks leading up to the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Texas, on July 7-11, 2013, we’re profiling finalists for Microsoft’s partner of the year award for Software Asset Management (SAM). Mexico’s Server earned special recognition for its work spreading the word about...
3 Jul 2013
Microsoft to go deep on Software Asset Management at the Worldwide Partner Conference
Five days of strategy, networking, and deep technical training await Microsoft’s Software Asset Management (SAM) partners at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Texas, on July 7-11, 2013. With ten SAM-specific presentations — and ongoing one-on-one partner mentoring sessions —...
28 Jun 2013
New ISO standards for Software Asset Management enter testing phase; feedback wanted
A much-anticipated addition to the ISO standards for software asset management (SAM) has moved into the testing phase — and the group that created them is asking for your input. The “ Dash Three ” standard (short for ISO 19770-3) is the third in a series of international standards...
27 Jun 2013
Bringing the power of the cloud to software asset management
In the weeks leading up to the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, Texas, on July 7-11, 2013, we’re profiling finalists for Microsoft’s partner of the year award for Software Asset Management (SAM). Here, Sweden’s Atea Sverige AB makes the case for Cloud SAM. Two widely accepted...
21 Jun 2013
An Inside Look at Russian SAM Academy: The Benefits of Software Asset Management (SAM)
As more and more organizations expand into the global market, a growing number of business leaders in developing markets are starting to recognize the importance of proactively dealing with their software assets by implementing software asset management (SAM) practices. Kris Johnson, vice president of...
26 Apr 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
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
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
IAITAM Conference Highlights Industry Forces and Licensing Impact
(contributed by Deb Bannon, WWLP) We recently returned from the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers ( IAITAM ) conference, which drew attendees ranging from C-level executives, managers and IT professionals responsible for IT asset management. As a platinum sponsor for...
16 Nov 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
Microsoft Supports International Standards to Help Make Software Licenses More Manageable
Guest Post by: Amy Konary, IDC Research Vice President Software Licensing & Provisioning At most of the industry events I attend for Software Asset Management (SAM) Professionals, a common refrain is heard from these busy, and often frustrated, individuals who are tasked with ensuring compliance...
28 Jun 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 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
New MAP Toolkit 6.5 Simplifies Cloud Migration More Than Ever
Earlier this year, we shared how the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.0 can simplify cloud migration planning. Now the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team has made the MAP Toolkit 6.5 available for download . The new capabilities in the MAP Toolkit 6.5 will help organizations make...
10 Dec 2011
Partners and Customers Benefiting from New SAM Services
Back in September we shared details about “What’s New with Microsoft Software Asset Management Services” and yesterday we saw an article post on Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) by Jon Roskill, CVP, Worldwide Partner Group which we thought would be of further interest. Within the...
18 Nov 2011
Customers Share Practical Guidance with Gartner ITAM Attendees
Earlier this week, nearly 25% of the 500 or so attendees listened in to the Microsoft Solution Provider Session at the Gartner ITAM Conference here in Orlando, Florida. We were honored to have two customer spokespeople participate in the hour long presentation entitled, “Best Practices for On Premises...
16 Sep 2011
Best Practices for On Premises and Cloud Software Asset Management @ Gartner’s ITAM event
Microsoft Worldwide Licensing & Pricing (WWLP), together with colleagues from the Software Asset Management (SAM) team will be attending and presenting at the Gartner IT, Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit next week in Orlando, Florida. In addition, we’re delighted to share...
9 Sep 2011
© 2013 Microsoft
Manage Your Profile