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

How to Negotiate the Best Microsoft Cloud Deal

By | 2017-11-29T14:32:31+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Azure, Case Study, cloud, deployment, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, microsoft, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft negotiation, Office 365, Office 365 Deployment, Software Assurance|

Microsoft is pushing you to move to their cloud offering yet Microsoft's offering can be confusing. It's more important than ever to understand how to efficiently negotiate a winning cloud deal. Join Mike Austin as he shares his insights and cuts through the confusing jargon with straight talk! Mike Austin has been involved in

Free Azure Support – What’s the Catch?

By | 2017-11-29T14:33:51+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Azure, cloud, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft Cloud, SA, Software Assurance|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

If you have ever negotiated an Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft you will know that if you hear they are offering something for “Free”, it’s time to start budgeting for future costs. That’s why when Microsoft recently announced that some customers will be offered a year of FREE Azure support, the first question that came to

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