The ITAM Review

News, reviews and resources for worldwide ITAM, SAM and Licensing professionals.

Author: Rich Gibbons

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Subscription Guide

    What is a Red Hat Subscription? A Red Hat Subscription provides the following: Access to the Software as well as access to updates, upgrades, corrections, security advisories and bug fixes for the Software (if and when available). It also allows customers to download all supported...

  • Azure Reserved Instances

    Microsoft have announced, as of November 17, 2017, the availability of Azure Reserved Instances. This concept has existed with Amazon AWS for some time, so it’s interesting see Microsoft now adding this to their Azure repertoire. What is it? Currently available only to Enterprise...

  • VMWare running on Azure

    Vmware on Azure, say what? Say what now?! Microsoft have made quite the announcement – soon, organisations will be able to run VMWare virtual machines on Microsoft Azure. These two companies have been perennial rivals in the virtualization space for many years, does this signify...

  • What is Microsoft Azure Stack?

    What’s the biggest problem with the Cloud? That it’s in the Cloud. Right? The technology and services seem excellent, the ease of use is very appealing, the new approaches it enables are of huge interest…but it’s up there, not down here. If, IF, you could have the Cloud...

  • Quick Guide to the Microsoft SAM Managed Service Program

    You may already have heard talk about Microsoft introducing a SAM Managed Service – and, after attending the Microsoft Inspire partner conference, we’ve got more information for you here…both around the “how” and the “why”. What is it? Microsoft’s new SAM Managed Service...

  • Flexera acquires BDNA

    Trying to find how many “Classic Rock” tracks you have amongst your musiccollection isn’t an easy task…but finding the same info in your Spotify account takes just a few clicks. This is primarily due to the MusicID service, provided by Gracenote, which identifies music...

  • Microsoft updates product terms to include GDPR

    The September update of Microsoft’s Product Terms and Online Service Terms (OST) both include updates related to the GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation. The GDPR contains rules – some new, some existing – focused around data protection…something...

  • Windows 10 gets Virtualisation rights on CSP

    Although it wasn’t mentioned in the Day 1 keynote at Microsoft Inspire, a pretty interesting announcement was made via the Windows Blog: Microsoft are adding virtualisation rights to Windows 10 purchased via the CSP program Hang on, what’s CSP? The Cloud Solution Provider (CSP)...

  • Flexera & Microsoft join forces to crunch ELPs

    At Microsoft Inspire 2017, in Washington D.C, Flexera and Microsoft announced a new partnership – aimed at solving a problem in what they call “the software supply chain”. New service Combining Flexera’s FlexNetManager Suite with Microsoft’s Intelligent Asset Manager,...