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.
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.