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.
by Paul DeGroot Some people have been celebrating the fact that Windows 10 springs no major licensing “gotchas” on customers. I beg to differ. Software Licensing Advisors believes there is a huge “gotcha” and it will cost many business customers dearly—not only in payments to Microsoft but in potential legal exposure and operational costs. Taking Control
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.