Licensing Microsoft Windows Server 2016

By | 2017-11-30T19:18:06+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, microsoft, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft True Up, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2016, SA, SAM, Software Asset Management, Software Assurance, Windows Server 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 brings with it a major change in licensing as it transitions to a core based model.  On this webinar you will learn how to prepare for this change, when it will affect you and how to minimize any cost increases. Join Mike Austin as he shares his insights and cuts

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

Migrating SQL Server to the Cloud?

By | 2017-11-29T14:22:26+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Categories: 2017, AWS, Azure, cloud, Licensing Specialist, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Server, SA, Software Assurance, SQL, Virtual Machine, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Thinking of migrating one or more of your SQL Server instances to the Cloud?  If so, have you spent much time figuring out which provider, solution and options to go with?  There are essentially two main Cloud providers to consider – Azure (Microsoft) and AWS (Amazon Web Services).  Both providers offer two main products in

What Your SAM Tool Vendor Isn’t Telling you

By | 2017-11-29T14:25:03+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: 2017, MAP Toolkit, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, microsoft, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft negotiation, Office 365, SA, SAM, Software Asset Management, Webinar|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

SAM Tool (Software Asset Management tool) vendors would lead you to believe that their solution is the silver bullet.  In our experience the SAM Tool is only one of the many components in a robust asset management solution.  We will dig into the issues around software deployment data and the gaps in the data these tools

Office 365 Decision Model – The Only Tool You Need

By | 2017-11-29T14:31:39+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: 2017, cloud, deployment, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, microsoft, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft Office, Office 365, Office 365 Deployment, SA, Software Asset Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Office 365 is one of the first things our clients mention when they talk to us.  Its one of the top concerns or challenges that they have and one of the common things that we hear from them is that they are tired of purchasing software or services that they never use.  In the world

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