Office 365 Consumption Reports

By | 2017-12-01T21:07:21+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: 2017, cloud, Licensing Specialist, Method 180 Blog, microsoft, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft Licensing, Office 365, Office 365 Reporting, Reporting|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Does your organization strive to achieve a consumption based licensing model for your Office 365 environment?  This blog post explains how you can use the Power BI Adoption Preview content pack and the Office 365 Portal to generate Office 365 Consumption Reports that you will need to properly manage your Office 365 environment.  Method

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 Reporting – Simple and Insightful Licensing & Usage Reports… or Lack Thereof

By | 2017-11-29T14:30:15+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: 2017, cloud, deployment, Licensing Specialist, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, microsoft, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft Office, Office 365, Office 365 Deployment, Software Asset Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Are you responsible for managing and budgeting your organization’s Microsoft Office 365 footprint?  If so, have you ever found yourself looking for a report, any report, that will help you understand what Office 365 products your organization has subscribed, deployed and are actively being used by each licensed user?  Although the new Office 365 Portal

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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