We’ll show you, in the January 2013 Microsoft Formula of the Month, how to calculate how much this copy of Office actually costs your company through the Home Use Program. Prepare to be shocked.
The formula for December builds an approximate “waterfall” of Microsoft Volume License Prices across the various programs. You can use Software Licensing Advisors’ Microsoft Volume Licensing Pricing Waterfall to closely approximate the price of products across the major Volume Licensing purchase programs
Software Assurance has many flaws, but Microsoft still needs a program that rewards customer loyalty to its products by giving them upgrades on discounts and that provides ongoing support comparable to what other software vendors offer large customers. Here’s what I would do to mitigate some of its worst features.