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  • Lesser Known Microsoft Licensing Challenges

    Customers of Microsoft face a number of challenges with Microsoft licensing. However, there are a number of challenges that organisations may not be aware of that also need attention and the correct management. In this article we will go over a few of the lesser known Microsoft challenges...

  • The Number One Mistake in Purchasing Microsoft Cloud

    By Paul DeGroot Pica Communications Microsoft sales teams have an impressive record in talking customers into purchasing cloud subscriptions that they don’t need. A Microsoft account manager says they just want the best for the customer, everyone is going to the cloud,...

  • Microsoft Licenses vs SAM Tools

    Microsoft licenses are massively complex, and there are a number of different Microsoft license metrics that an organisation needs to manage and keep on top of. SAM tools can help with the effective management and utilisation of Microsoft licenses, as they are continuing to improve...

  • Gambling on Microsoft Custom Support for Windows Server 2003

    This article was contributed by Paul DeGroot, Principal Consultant at Pica Communications. Paul DeGroot Paul DeGroot is one of the world’s leading experts on Microsoft licensing principles, policies, and strategies. He led the licensing practice at Directions on Microsoft,...

  • Microsoft’s move to Subscription and SaaS

    Microsoft were one of the first ‘mega vendors’ to move towards a subscription cloud modelling of licensing metrics. The introduction of Office 365 (O365 for the purpose of this article) took Microsoft software in a new, unchartered direction. So, why have Microsoft moved towards...

  • Lets talk about Microsoft Downgrade rights

    Rob Horwitz Microsoft licensing is something the majority of us have to deal with on a daily basis. There are some aspects of Microsoft licensing that are not commonly known about, including downgrade rights and what that entails. Downgrade rights’ are available on certain products...

  • Podcast: Microsoft EA is no longer a defence against audits

    The ITAM Review Podcast Episode 2 Hosted by Martin Thompson and David Foxen of The ITAM Review.  Guests:  Piaras MacDonnell of SureDatum Paul DeGroot of Pica Communications In this podcast we explore Microsoft licensing, audit behaviour and SAM reviews. Discussion Areas: Redmond...

  • Microsoft to withdraw a number of qualifications and exams

    Microsoft has announced that it is to withdraw a number of Microsoft qualifications and exams being by the end of July 2014. What qualifications are being withdrawn? The MCITP qualification is being phased out, with the majority of MCITP qualifications being withdrawn. The MCITP qualification...

  • How to license Microsoft Office on the iPad

    Microsoft Office licensing on the iPad – easier than ever In an innovative – and potentially disruptive move – Microsoft will make the licensing of the recently released ‘Microsoft Office for iPad’ easier than ever. The move is a response to critics of Microsoft’s...

  • Office 365 licensing restrictions push Reed towards Google Apps

    The technology landscape is shifting all the time with changes being brought about by virtualization, mobility and cloud. With this dynamism and force for change in mind, I was particularly interested to speak this week to Mark Ridley, head of technology at the UK job site Reed.co.uk...

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