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Category: Microsoft

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  • 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...

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2019 fail-over changes

    November 2019 saw the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2019 and one of the new things it brings is enhanced fail-over and Disaster Recovery rights specific to SQL server. What are the changes? With the introduction of the 2019 release, having SQL Server with Software Assurance now...

  • Microsoft remove more Software Assurance Benefits…

    In a recent announcement, Microsoft have revealed changes to several Software Assurance benefits, with the first changes happening in February 2020 (just 5 months from now). While there doesn’t appear to be one place with all the information, I’ve done my best to bring it together...

  • Microsoft changes Home Use Program to favour Office 365

    Microsoft have long offered a “Home Use Program” (HUP) for Software Assurance customers, enabling employees to purchase reduced price copies of certain software for non-commercial use at home. They made some tweaks to it early in 2019 and now another has arrived; they...

  • Azure Dedicated Host – Microsoft’s new cloud offering

    Microsoft have recently announced a new service in public preview – Azure Dedicated Hosts. This new service allows you to run dedicated servers within the Azure datacentre – that is physical servers that are used solely to run capacity for your organisation. How does it work? There...

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