Creating Quick and Easy Microsoft Effective Licensing Positions – Webinar Replay

By | 2017-11-30T19:12:42+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: 2017, audit, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, microsoft, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft True Up, Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft Windows Server 2016, Reporting, Software Asset Management, True Up, Virtual Machine, Webinar|

Creating quick and easy Microsoft Effective Licensing Positions is pretty much fantasy for most of us.  Gathering the accurate numbers to execute a Microsoft True Up order can be challenging and there can be millions of dollars at stake. Even quickly generating a licensing position can be a time consuming exercise. On this webinar

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

Do You Understand How Microsoft Licensing Works in a Hybrid Cloud Environment?

By | 2017-11-29T15:56:58+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Categories: 2016, cloud, concessions, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Licensing Specialist, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, microsoft, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft negotiation, Microsoft Windows Server, Negotiation Tactics, Office 365, Office 365 Deployment, SA, SAM, Software Asset Management, Software Assurance, Webinar|

Properly licensing your Microsoft environment is difficult enough but when you have a hybrid cloud environment it adds several levels of complexity.   Most enterprise organizations today run both cloud and and on premise environments.   Microsoft’s licensing rules can make it challenging to understand if you are licensed correctly and can increase your risk of non-compliance

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