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  • 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...

  • August Radio Show – Change Management and ITAM

    Industry news, job of the week, jargonbuster – plus the importance of change management The ITAM Review Monthly Radio Show starring (in order of appearance): Martin Thompson Geoff Worsley Stuart Pomfrett AJ Witt Barry Pilling David Foxen August 2019 topics include:  Microfocus...

  • Microsoft Customer Agreement: The way forward?

    Earlier in 2019, we saw the introduction of the “Microsoft Customer Agreement” (MCA) – a new agreement aimed at customers buying Azure directly from Microsoft, but that also featured a new type and style of agreement. It was then announced that the Microsoft Customer Agreement...

  • Dear Microsoft, please stop abusing the word “SAM”

    I met with Patama Chantaruck back in 2017, former global Microsoft SAM lead, who was honest enough to admit that Microsoft had confused their customers and partners, using the word SAM to represent soft audits and compliance reviews. “…and it was clear she was well aware of how...

  • Second-hand Software: Legalities & Business Models

    This article was written by Rich Gibbons of ITAM Review and Noel Unwin of Discount Licensing. In July 2012, the second-hand software market received a definitive answer from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) when it ruled that reselling intangible software was legal. The rights...

  • Market Guide – Office 365 Optimisation

    April’s Market Guide looks at options for Office 365 optimisation. With Microsoft becoming the single largest SaaS provider it is likely that they will be the first enterprise-wide SaaS vendor IT Asset Managers need to get to grips with. Salesforce and Adobe may have been the...

  • Microsoft take Azure sales direct from March 2019

    Microsoft have announced changes to how organisations purchase Azure cloud services. Starting March 2019, Microsoft will introduce the Microsoft Customer Agreement (MCA), a new offering for Azure services which will make the “licensing transaction process easier, more efficient...

  • Virtual insanity or virtual (desktop) reality?

    Microsoft have announced Windows Virtual Desktop, a new Azure based offering that aims to make desktop virtualisation easier for organisations to deploy and manage. What does it do? Its big things is that it will enable multi-user virtual desktop sessions – that is, where multiple...

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