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  • Microsoft MAP Toolkit Survey

    ITAM and SAM tools cover a wide spectrum – free to many thousands of pounds, specific features to a wide range of abilities, inventory only to having no inventory capability, vendor created to vendor agnostic, easy to use to…not so easy to use. We’re always interested to...

  • 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...

  • Ch-ch-changes: Microsoft Licensing Updates

    ‘Changes’ a song by David Bowie We all know Microsoft licensing changes regularly – and that’s been especially true these last few weeks. Our resident Microsoft Licensing Expert Rich Gibbons is keeping abreast of the latest Microsoft licensing updates in order...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

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