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  • Microsoft defends previous Windows releases

    Microsoft defends previous Windows releases Microsoft are adding “down-level” support to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), making it available to protect machines running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Microsoft are building a behavioural based Endpoint Detection...

  • Interview: Managing changes to Windows Server Licensing models

    Christopher Brune, Consultant, Aspera GmbH I recently spoke with Christopher Brune, consultant at Aspera, about Microsoft Windows Server Datacenter licensing. ITAM Review: Christopher, let’s introduce you to the reader. What is it like to be Mr. Christopher Brune working at Aspera? Christopher...

  • 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...

  • “Unavoidable” Windows 7 migration before death of XP in 2014

    In the face of many firms and individuals now considering Windows 8 as their next potential operating system (or not as the case may be) RES Software has undertaken a Windows 7 migration survey in order to try and gauge the state of corporate mindsets as they stand today. The company...

  • Microsoft Sues Comet Over Windows ‘Piracy’

    Microsoft Licensing and Software Piracy made the evening news here in the UK this week. In a nutshell, Comet, a major UK high street retailer, wanted to continue to provide their customers with recovery disks after Microsoft withdrew them, claiming they were acting in the best interests...

  • Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (AIS) Quick Overview

    What is Microsoft AIS? Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0 : A hosted service provided by Microsoft Users install an agent on machines which reports back over the internet Microsoft’s servers store the inventory data and provide software recognition Users can compare inventory...