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

Office Pro Plus Support Change

By | 2017-11-29T14:26:42+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: 2017, Method 180 Blog, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Support|Tags: , , , , , , |

Microsoft announces support policy change to Office Pro Plus and the versions that can connect to Office365 Services. You can read up on this announcement here: https://redmondmag.com/articles/2017/04/20/office-365-proplus-policy-changes.aspx Wow is all I can say.  Microsoft is really deciding to alienate any customer who decides that they do not want to follow their Office365 train. The gist

Beware the Smaller Predatory Software Vendors

By | 2017-11-29T14:28:00+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: 2017, AttachMate, audit, deployment, Method 180 Blog, OpenText, SAM|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When our clients are concerned about software audits they are usually worried about the same big software vendors such as Microsoft and Oracle. This is very logical and there is good reason for them to be concerned about these big vendors. What we are starting to see is a shift in the software industry as

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

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