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We hear it from our customers every day: Today’s increasingly-mobile workforce wants seamless, reliable, anytime access to their applications and data on a growing set of devices such as laptops, mobile devices, and home PCs. As we respond and address these user demands, IT’s priority is to maintain compliance and manage the corporate environment responsibly and efficiently.
Gone are the days when IT Pros could consider the PC portion of their IT infrastructures, at least, to be fairly simple to support. It’s getting harder to remember that time, when business populations could be divided neatly into two groups: full-time employees who worked primarily at offices on desktop computers and a smaller set of users who generally worked from afar on laptops.
The new System Center monitoring pack for Windows Azure applications enables you to monitor the availability and performance of applications that are running on Windows Azure. Previously available as a release candidate, this new Operations Manager monitoring pack enables an integrated view into Windows Azure based applications running in your public cloud environment and can be leverage as part of License Mobility through Software Assurance.
Download the release version of this monitoring pack here.
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 that Microsoft is a Platinum Level sponsor for the event. If you’re planning to attend, we will also have a booth presence with plenty of helpful staff to answer questions and share tips about useful resources around Microsoft licensing and software assetmanagement.
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 doubled the value delivered to customers through SA making it much more than a maintenance program.
WWLP has recently published a variety of case studies showcasing how partners are helping customers leverage flexible licensing and financing options to take advantage of cloud computing models. Volume Licensing Partner of the Year, CDW, and award finalist SoftwareONE are among those profiled; excerpts and links below.