Microsoft account teams are eager to get you locked into the cloud in your next Enterprise Agreement, and keep paying them forever for things you may never fully deploy. These six recommendations will get your head in the right place before you start your negotiations.
Software Licensing Advisors (SLA) was founded by a team of Ex-Microsoft sales and licensing executives with the belief that Microsoft customers needed un-influenced advocacy, rule clarity, and a fully impartial advisor to help them optimize and align their technology and business goals to the proper Microsoft product licensing and purchase programs without introducing unnecessary compliance risk.
Windows 10 has become the point of the spear for a whole new set Microsoft’s software licensing strategies in which longstanding licensing structures and concepts are discarded or reversed. Many of these new ideas have major implications for how customers plan, manage, and budget for their Microsoft software. Here are four important changes that have major implications.
Microsoft customers with Enterprise Agreements (EAs) or Enrollments for Application Platform (EAPs) that are up for renewal at the end of March, 2015, still have two weeks left to take advantage of important SQL Server purchasing opportunities. These customers will have certain SQL Server licenses listed in their true-up tables.