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

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

Controlling and Reducing Microsoft Licensing Costs in the Petroleum Sector

By | 2017-11-29T16:00:57+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Categories: 2016, Business, cloud, concessions, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System, Microsoft Windows Operating System, Negotiation Tactics, SA, Software Asset Management, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The plunge in oil prices has put any IT spending under unprecedented scrutiny and IT departments under the gun to deliver more with less.  All organizations involved in the petroleum industry have been faced with major project delays/cancellations and significant layoffs/downsizing.  During this downturn every dollar saved is important and Method 180 helps save our

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