Periodically, SLA offers insightful research to help you get to the bottom of things and make sense of Microsoft Licensing, Pricing, Use Rights, and Programs. Here are some recent links we’ve shared with our Email subscribers and Twitter followers.
Software Licensing Advisors guide to Microsoft Licensing Concepts by Paul DeGroot:
The latest revision (October, 2012) of the eBook on Microsoft Licensing Concepts from CALs to Cores, Servers to Surface, providing a basic overview of the licensing purchase programs and structure for Microsoft’s Enterprise Software Products.
Download it HERE.
While we want to be your advisor, we’re more than happy to point you to Microsoft resources as well for understanding Licensing Rules, Volume Licensing Agreements and Programs, Product Use Rights (PUR) and other valuable resource links we provide here.
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Reducing SQL Server Costs with Over-Licensing and Hyper-Instancing
By taking advantage of some lesser-known SQL Server licensing options,customers can significantly reduce their costs. Eliminating the requirement to pay for Software Assurance on SQL Server to ensure adequate virtual machine density and License Mobility, and maintaining multiple SQL Server instances in fewer operating system environments can cut cods 50% or more.
Best Practices for Licensing Microsoft SQL Server
Running multiple instances, take advantage of better licensing rights, and over-licensing for virtual machines are among many ways to optimize SQL Server licenses for savings.
SOFTWARE LICENSING ADVISORS MICROSOFT FORMULA OF THE MONTH
NOTE: Our Formulas of the Month have moved <<HERE>>
Microsoft is launching Windows Server and System Center Suite 2016. Tomorrow’s webinar covers these important changes. Windows Server and System Center costs are increasing (maybe dramatically for you) as Microsoft changes the licensing structure from a per processor basis to a per core basis. Like SQL, there are actions you need to take to properly account for your production Windows and System Center Server core counts so that you get the correct number of cores granted to you. Software Licensing Advisors explains the licensing changes, how they impact you and what you can do to protect your company.
View the recording of Windows Server and System Center << here >>
Download the Webinar PowerPoint Slides << here >>
Beat SQL Software Assurance requirements for Licensing Mobility with a money-saving alternative
View the recording of the SQL Overlicensing strategies that Save you Money << here >>
Download the Webinar PowerPoint Slides <<here>>
Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Contract Changes Webinar (2/11/2015)
View the recording of the EA language changes webinar <<here>>
Download the Webinar PowerPoint Slides <<here>> | Software Licensing Advisors 2014-2015 EA Contract Changes White Paper
Avoiding Massive Microsoft SQL Cost Increases
View the recording of the Avoiding Massive Microsoft SQL Cost Increases webinar <<here>>
Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Negotiations
View the recording of the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Negotiations webinar <<here>>
Independent Microsoft Software Asset Management Reconciliation
View the recording of the Independent Microsoft SAM Reconciliation webinar <<here>>
Microsoft’s Server and Cloud Enrollment: the Good, Bad and the Ugly
View the recording of Microsoft’s Server and Cloud Enrollment webinar <<here>>
VOLUME LICENSING TERMS AND USE RIGHTS INCLUDING:
- Product Terms (formerly Product List (PL) and Product Use Rights (PUR))
- Online Services Terms
- Services Provider Use Rights (SPUR)
- Service Level Agreements for Microsoft Online Services
- Independent Software Vendor (ISV) End User License Agreements (EULAs)
Software Asset Management (SAM) Tools
**CONTACT US BEFORE ADMINISTERING THESE TOOLS**
MICROSOFT ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING (MAP) TOOLKIT (Microsoft)
SOFTWARE INVENTORY TOOL (ManageEngine)
RV TOOLS (Robware)
LANSWEEPER NETWORK MANAGEMENT