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In August, we announced changes to the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) would be made throughout the month. In order to make sure that all our customers and partners take advantage of the new tools and resources, we’ve published an overview of the changes, tips on how to get started and several video demos to help make the change smoother. And today, we’ve posted a “how-to” video for the VLSC available to MSDN subscribers here. After all, we know that change is change, and change can be challenging.
You can read all about the newest version of Windows Intune over on the Windows blog; a quick summary follows below along with links to useful resources.
Windows Intune brings together Windows cloud services for PC management, endpoint protection, and a Windows 7 upgrade subscription. With its simple web-based console, it can help you manage and secure virtually all your users’ PCs through the cloud—whether they’re working onsite, at home, in a remote office, or on the road. All you need is an Internet connection and the Windows Intune client installed on each PC you wish to manage.
As of October 3, 2011 the Agreement refresh updates will go into effect. In comparison to previous years there are fewer changes to note, due in large part to the significant changes already implemented through the process of updating the Enterprise Agreement.
Mid-September Microsoft had the opportunity to sponsor the Gartner ITAM Summit in Orlando, Fla., where we announced new software asset management (SAM) services. (Check out our full recap of the event >>HERE<< )
Following the successful announcement at Gartner ITAM, we wanted to take a moment to give a deeper dive into SAM services and explore the added value these services provide.
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 and Cloud Asset Management” helping make the session the best attended for the day.
The customer perspective shared by Dr. Joel Hartman, CIO and Vice Provost for IT and Resources for University of Central Florida and Kathy Porter, Manager, Vice President of IT Asset Management for U.S. Bank was invaluable in helping transform the theory of best practices into tangible, real world examples.