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

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

Office 365 Decision Model – The Only Tool You Need

By | 2017-11-29T14:31:39+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: 2017, cloud, deployment, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, microsoft, Microsoft Cloud, Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft Office, Office 365, Office 365 Deployment, SA, Software Asset Management|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Office 365 is one of the first things our clients mention when they talk to us.  Its one of the top concerns or challenges that they have and one of the common things that we hear from them is that they are tired of purchasing software or services that they never use.  In the world

Microsoft Office 365 How Do You Know What You Really Need?

By | 2017-11-30T19:45:48+00:00 October 15th, 2015|Categories: 2015, cloud, conversion, EA, Method 180 Blog, microsoft, Microsoft Cloud, Negotiation Tactics, Office 365, Office 365 Deployment, SA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Office 365 licensing is surrounded by a great deal of confusion.  What is Office 365?  What plan do I require?  Do I require the full suite?  Should I purchase User Subscription Licenses or Add-0ns?  It is no secret that Microsoft is aggressively promoting and selling the service.  The key question to ask is what

Another Indication that Microsoft is Moving to Subscription Licenses – Bridge CALs Quietly Changed to User Subscription Licenses?

By | 2017-11-30T19:40:49+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Categories: 2015, Core CAL, Core Licensing, EA, Enterprise Agreement, Method 180 Blog, Office 365, Office 365 Deployment, Price increase|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Microsoft has continued its push to move their customers to Office 365, this is not a big surprise.  I have been thinking for some time that Microsoft would however continue to make a push to move away from Perpetual licensing models and move everyone to Subscription based licensing (especially considering that’s how Office 365

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