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    Summary: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 delivers mission-critical performance and introduces new in-memory capabilities built-in to the core database for OLTP and Data Warehousing, which complements the existing in-memory capabilities for the most comprehensive in-memory database solution in market. SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Windows Embedded Licensing Update

    New customer needs surface regularly and where possible Microsoft adjusts licensing policies to enable new and desirable scenarios. A good example of this is the April 1st change to align Volume Licensing programs across Windows Embedded (Industry) and Windows Client, which will facilitate the flexibility...
  • Blog Post: New Look for Software Assurance Website - Discoverability Main Focus

    The most popular New Year's resolution?? Yup, you guessed it - drop a few pounds and streamline that waistline. Well, websites often "bulk up" over time and can use a good cleanse too. There’s nothing more infuriating than poking around a website and it taking too long to find what...
  • 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: 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: Making the Most of Software Assurance: Spread Payments

    This is article four of a four part series of blog posts describing the many benefits of Software Assurance. Following on our previous article about Software Assurance (SA), which described Microsoft’s more traditional SA benefits, we thought it would be a good timing to highlight one of the...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Volume Licensing Mail Bag: Two Questions on SQL Server Licensing

    A Microsoft Volume Licensing Expert Answers your Burning Questions on Licensing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Louise Ulrick is a UK-based licensing consultant and trainer with experience spanning three decades; she began running licensing training courses all the way back in 1995. Today, Louise continues...
  • Blog Post: Case Studies Provide Tips for Successful Software Licensing

    Microsoft Volume Licensing serves organizations worldwide of virtually all sizes, from those with just a few employees to those with tens of thousands dispersed across the globe. Seeing similarities between your organization’s needs and the success achieved by another company through a case study...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: 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...