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Category: Microsoft

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  • ITAM industry news roundup – Sept/Oct 2020

    Image by Patricia Alexandre from Pixabay There is always something happening somewhere and keeping track of it all can be difficult – to say the least! Our ITAM industry news roundups aim to cover some of the important and interesting developments you may have missed, to help...

  • Software vendor financial results – August 2020

    Software vendor financial results can be more interesting for ITAM & SAM managers than they might first appear. Looking at how the software vendors are performing on a quarterly and annual basis can give the savvy organisation some good insight. Who is likely to increase audits?...

  • COVID-19: Won’t someone think of the vendors?

    2020 has been tough globally – on businesses of all types – but won’t someone think of the vendors?  When it comes to planning your next 12 – 24 months, it’s important to consider the impact on software vendors and how this might ultimately impact you, their customers. Won’t...

  • Podcast episode 86: All about cloud

    Public Cloud aka Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) plays a part in most roles within a business – ITAM, architects, finance, security, CFO, CIO etc. – and continues to grow in importance. I talked to Damien Juillard, COO of SamBox.io/Elee, about some of the challenges posed...

  • How to become non-compliant with Microsoft 365

    The general rule is that it’s difficult to become under-licensed for SaaS applications, so you’ll be pleased to know that Microsoft have found a way when it comes to Microsoft 365 license compliance! What’s the deal? There are a significant number of Microsoft 365 security...

  • Microsoft Robotic Process Automation (RPA) licensing

    Microsoft admit the robots are coming! The Microsoft Product Terms for April 2020 contained a little gem of information that, despite the lack of associated fanfare, is actually pretty significant. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a growing area of business – the idea of...

  • Microsoft 365 changes – March 2020

    March has been a busy month for Microsoft with 3 pretty significant Office 365 & Microsoft 365 changes being announced. Microsoft 365 F1 Microsoft F1 SKUs are part of the license line-up for what Microsoft call “firstline workers” – people within organisations...

  • Microsoft Extended Support Updates – what’s the deal?

    This article was written by Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review and Damien Juillard, Elée / Sambox.io Following the end of support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 on July 9, 2019, Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 also reached the end of support on January 14, 2020. What does this mean and what are...

  • Microsoft Licensing Online Summit: A Recap

    On December 11, 2019 we ran our 3rd Online Summit – “Making Sense of Microsoft”. This was our most successful Online Summit to date with 724 registrations from 44 different countries across 5 continents, again showing that Microsoft, and ITAM, really is a global concept! While...

  • Microsoft introduce Azure Spot Virtual Machines

    Microsoft have announced the preview of Azure Spot Virtual Machines – to replace the current preview of Azure low-priority Virtual Machines, which will be retired January 1, 2020. What are Spot instances? They’ve been around for several years, particularly prominent in the world...