Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Are you Prepared?

By | 2017-11-29T14:21:52+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Core CAL, Core Licensing, deployment, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Server, SA, SAM, Software Asset Management, Software Assurance|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 has been available for a while and will have an impact on your licensing costs and models.   To help understand what has changed I had the opportunity to speak with our senior analyst Danny Bedard.  Danny lives and breathes software licensing and spent several years working at Microsoft in licensing related

Microsoft Changes Minimum Enterprise Agreement Qualified User/Device Count

By | 2017-11-30T19:53:30+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016, cloud, Core CAL, Core Licensing, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System, Microsoft Windows Operating System, Office 365, Windows, Windows 10, Windows Operating System|Tags: , , , , , , |

Change is one constant in the Microsoft licensing world.   Recently Microsoft has announced a rather significant change to their Enterprise Agreement (EA) program.  Effective July 1, 2016 the minimum commitment to the Enterprise Agreement (EA) program will increase from 250 qualified users/devices to 500 qualified users/devices.  What does this mean for Clients? Existing EA

Another Indication that Microsoft is Moving to Subscription Licenses – Bridge CALs Quietly Changed to User Subscription Licenses?

By | 2017-11-30T19:40:49+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Core CAL, Core Licensing, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Office 365, Office 365 Deployment, Price increase|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Microsoft has continued its push to move their customers to Office 365, this is not a big surprise.  I have been thinking for some time that Microsoft would however continue to make a push to move away from Perpetual licensing models and move everyone to Subscription based licensing (especially considering that’s how Office 365

Microsoft User Core CAL price increasing 15% July 1, 2015

By | 2017-11-30T19:47:07+00:00 March 4th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Core CAL, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, Microsoft negotiation, Price increase|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Multiple industry sources are reporting that Microsoft will be increasing on- premise core CAL prices 15% on July 1, 2015.   This pricing is clearly designed to capitalize on and drive certain customer behaviors among their Enterprise Agreement (EA) clients.

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