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 Microsoft Will Fail!

By | 2017-11-29T15:52:46+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Business, cloud, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, microsoft, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft Licensing, News, Office 365, Windows|

Ok, did I catch your attention with that title?  Let me set the record straight. No, I don’t think Microsoft is going to fail anytime soon.  Sometimes, as I’m thinking about the business or deals that I am working on, I often wonder what is going on behind the scenes at Microsoft and why they

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Licensing Changes: Webinar Recording

By | 2017-11-29T16:00:12+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Categories: 2016, Core Licensing, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, Microsoft negotiation, Microsoft Windows Server, Negotiation Tactics, SA, Software Asset Management, Webinar, Windows|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 will be moving to a core licensing model.  Method 180's Mike Austin presented via webinar on the impact this will have for organizations.   This event was well attended and we have had numerous requests for the content to be made available for on demand viewing.  Click below to watch the

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

Microsoft Changes Minimum Enterprise Agreement Qualified User/Device Count

By | 2017-11-30T19:53:30+00:00 January 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016, cloud, Core CAL, Core Licensing, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System, Microsoft Windows Operating System, Office 365, Windows, Windows 10, Windows Operating System|Tags: , , , , , , |

Change is one constant in the Microsoft licensing world.   Recently Microsoft has announced a rather significant change to their Enterprise Agreement (EA) program.  Effective July 1, 2016 the minimum commitment to the Enterprise Agreement (EA) program will increase from 250 qualified users/devices to 500 qualified users/devices.  What does this mean for Clients? Existing EA

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