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 True Up – The Best Way to Deal With One – Video

By | 2017-11-29T14:21:08+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Core Licensing, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Licensing Specialist, Method 180 Blog, microsoft, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft True Up, True Up|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Microsoft True Ups are an annual event for most of us. Do you know how to optimize your True Up and avoid over paying for licenses you don't require? On this webinar Method 180 shares best practices to avoid overpaying on a True Up.  On this video we will show you how to interpret

The Role of Non-Disclosure Agreements in Software Audits

By | 2017-11-29T14:23:02+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: 2017, audit, Method 180 Blog, microsoft, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft negotiation, Non-Disclosure Agreement, SAM|Tags: , , , , , |

Non-Disclosure agreements in a software audit are one of the most important things you need to get in place if you are being audited.  With more and more software vendors utilizing third party auditors to compile the actual audits and create the Effective License Position (ELP) having a Non-Disclosure agreement in place is essential. It’s

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

Microsoft Audit: 10 Powerful Tips to help you take back control

By | 2017-11-29T14:31:02+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: 2017, audit, concessions, deployment, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Licensing Specialist, MAP Toolkit, Method 180 Blog, microsoft, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft negotiation, Negotiation Tactics, SAM, Software Asset Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you have ever been involved in any aspect of enterprise licensing for your company, you may have faced the uncomfortable reality of the Microsoft Audit. Not only can the Microsoft Audit process seem extremely invasive, it also requires a huge amount of your resources’ time and energy. The fact of the matter is, Microsoft

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