The ITAM Review

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

Author: Rich Gibbons

Articles

  • 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,...

  • What is Microsoft 365?

    Last week saw Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, newly christened “Inspire”, take place and one of the announcements was Microsoft 365. What is it? Microsoft 365 is, in part, a new evolution of Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE)…which was itself the progression...

  • ITAM in the Cloud Era: More questions than answers?

    Last week was the ITAM Review 2017 UK conference. This was my first, proper, SAM focused, end-user conference and it was fantastic. The overarching theme was “ITAM in the Cloud Era” and the presentations, sessions and conversations were very interesting and enlightening. One...

  • New Licensing Podcasts

    We all know that the world of licensing is fast paced and full of changes – and to that end, we’ve a new podcast for your delectation. I, Rich Gibbons, will be doing a semi-regular round-up of licensing related changes – new products, amended terms, hot topics of interest...

  • Microsoft make changes to Office 365 support requirements

    What’s happening? It’s quite common for organisations to use a perpetual license of Office to access their Office 365 services such as Exchange Online, E1 etc. Microsoft have announced a change to Office 365 support requirements that may mean a change of strategy for some organisations: “Starting...