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Microsoft Volume Licensing Mail Bag: Three Questions on Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) Licensing
A Microsoft Volume Licensing Expert Answers your Burning Questions on Using Microsoft Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) Licenses. Thanks to a large response we received to the VDI licensing mail bag , Louise Ulrick, a UK-based licensing consultant and trainer, is following up on that post with a focus...
10 May 2013
Top Five Microsoft Volume Licensing Blog Posts – January to March 2013
Looking for more information from Microsoft on licensing for the Consumerization of IT , Microsoft’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) , or are you an IT or procurement professional looking to get Microsoft training ? We’ve rounded up our five most viewed Microsoft Volume Licensing blog...
15 Apr 2013
Embracing cloud computing through Microsoft Volume Licensing Innovations
By Richard Smith General Manager, Microsoft 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 second in a series of...
22 Mar 2013
New Customer Microsoft Volume Licensing Training Classes Now in Session
Join the more than 5,000 IT and procurement professionals who have already gained Microsoft licensing Expert accreditation; Take the new licensing SQL Server 2012 and Licensing Office 2013 and Office 365 classes and become an expert In the past year, more than 5,000 students have passed the Customer...
15 Mar 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
Flexibility of the Microsoft Licensing Eases Transition to Office 365, Saves Estimated $300,000 (Case Study)
Hersing Corporation Improves IT Management and Saves Money on Future Licensing and IT Costs by Switching from Google Apps to Office 365 Hersing Corporation , a Singapore-based real estate services firm, needed to standardize its IT communications assets as multiple technologies proved difficult to...
15 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...
31 Jan 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
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
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...
15 Nov 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
ECI Helps UK Customer Cut Costs, Boost Automation with Private Cloud
Our colleagues in the UK recently wrote about a customer looking to reduce the costs of virtualization charged by the incumbent vendor. The case study is interesting in that it demonstrates the strategic role that volume licensing can play, particularly as customer uptick increases for virtualization...
13 Sep 2012
Licensing Expert Training Program Well Received by Customers
Last month we posted an article introducing the new Licensing Expert customer training and accreditation program. TechEd 2012 in Orlando was an important event to help establish this new resource and determine customer interest. We are glad to say that it has been well received with over 500 freshly...
18 Jul 2012
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...
17 Jul 2012
Schahin Group Cuts Licensing Costs, Gains Benefits Through Flexible Payment Solutions
One of the most challenging aspects of volume licensing could be dubbed the ‘Goldilocks’ challenge. Which enterprise agreement or enrollment best suits a particular customer’s needs? Which program offers the flexibility that an enterprise needs at a winning price? Of the options available...
11 Jul 2012
Congratulations to SoftwareONE Brazil – 2012 Microsoft Volume Licensing Partner of the Year
Each year, the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) Awards program recognizes partners which have delivered exemplary solutions and services built on Microsoft technologies. SoftwareONE is a Global Large Account Reseller (LAR) and a Gold Certified Partner, focused on providing software licensing...
25 Jun 2012
Class is in Session at TechEd North America and On-line
New Microsoft Volume Licensing Training Tests and Approves Licensing Knowledge If you’re an IT or procurement professional then we have news that will interest you: Microsoft is previewing a new training and accreditation program designed to beef up foundational licensing knowledge so that IT...
1 Jun 2012
Microsoft Volume Licensing Headed to TechEd 2012
TechEd 2012 is only a couple weeks away. We are looking forward to all the conversations with attendees who stop by our spot within the Connect Zone in the exhibit area. Based on customer feedback we consistently hear that gaining a deeper understanding for how best to license for private and public...
29 May 2012
WWLP Is Listening: Advisory Board Brings the Voice of the Customer to Microsoft’s Volume Licensing Programs
The adoption of cloud services and virtualization may add layers of complexity to product licensing; therefore, customers must be become even more diligent with volume licensing practices. To better understand the challenges and opportunities that customers are facing, Microsoft (WWLP) has established...
24 May 2012
Making Software Licensing Flexibility More Manageable
Guest Post by: Amy Konary, IDC Research Vice President Software Licensing & Provisioning To gain access to the software that they need to run their businesses, software customers must navigate a lot of contractual territory. Most customers are managing multiple software license contracts, and...
23 Mar 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
Making the Most of Software Assurance Benefits: Longstanding Benefits
This is article three of four in a series of blog posts describing the many benefits of Software Assurance Following on our previous article about Software Assurance (SA), which described how SA can support customers considering migrating some or all of their applications to the cloud, we thought...
1 Feb 2012
Newly Updated! Refreshed Microsoft Volume Licensing News Web Site
The Microsoft Volume Licensing team has updated its news Web site . Not only does the site have a new look and feel, it features the latest news and views of Microsoft Volume licensing and pricing from within and outside the organization—all in one convenient place. What’s Fresh ...
6 Jan 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...
29 Dec 2011
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