Microsoft True Up – The Best Way to Deal With One – Video

By | 2017-11-29T14:21:08+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Core Licensing, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Licensing Specialist, Method 180 Blog, microsoft, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft True Up, True Up|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Microsoft True Ups are an annual event for most of us. Do you know how to optimize your True Up and avoid over paying for licenses you don't require? On this webinar Method 180 shares best practices to avoid overpaying on a True Up.  On this video we will show you how to interpret

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

Why is Microsoft is Introducing Enterprise Advantage?

By | 2017-11-30T19:38:01+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Categories: 2016, concessions, Core Licensing, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, microsoft, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System, Negotiation Tactics, Office 365|

On July 1st 2016 Microsoft announced a new licensing program called Enterprise Advantage and Richard Smith who is the General Manager, Microsoft Worldwide Licensing & Pricing had this to say: “In 2017, we will introduce Enterprise Advantage as a new way for commercial customers to buy organization-wide on the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement

Windows Server 2016 Core Conversion Optimization Offer

By | 2017-11-29T15:58:25+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Categories: 2016, concessions, conversion, Core Licensing, Method 180 Blog, microsoft, Microsoft Windows Server, Special Offers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Our overall analysis of more than 17,000 Windows servers is that the actual price increase in Windows Server Licensing Changes is in excess of 24% A $9,500 USD, One time fee to review your Windows Server deployments and provide a report on how to optimize your server licenses. $5,000 USD to add System Center. We

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Licensing Changes: Webinar Recording

By | 2017-11-29T16:00:12+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Core Licensing, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, Microsoft negotiation, Microsoft Windows Server, Negotiation Tactics, SA, Software Asset Management, Webinar, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 will be moving to a core licensing model.  Method 180's Mike Austin presented via webinar on the impact this will have for organizations.   This event was well attended and we have had numerous requests for the content to be made available for on demand viewing.  Click below to watch the

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