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Changes are Coming to the Way you Buy Microsoft Azure

Did the hairs on your arms just stand up, or maybe you suddenly feel a headache coming on? Yes, we hear you, “Another Microsoft Licensing change?!” We are here to help reduce the confusion.   On January 10th, 2019, Microsoft announced a new Licensing agreement specifically for procuring Azure – Microsoft Customer Agreement.  This new …

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Windows Server and SQL Server Licensing Now Available for CSP

Did you know: Subscription offers of Windows Server and SQL Server licensing are now available for CSP. With the end of support coming for both Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008, customers are encouraged to start planning for the future of their server. There are currently two available options: upgrade all current …

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What is SAM – and why do most consider it a Bad Word?

Part 1: What is SAM – and why do most consider it a Bad Word? Written by Peter Barontseff; National Account Director, SAM Division, COMPAREX Canada   Software Asset Management is commonly insinuated as Vendor Auditing of Software. It is seen as a very negative and costly experience. For most, SAM is referred to as …

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The Countdown is on!

Less than 1 Year until SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are End of Support   End of support is coming for two commonly deployed Microsoft server products. Now is the ideal time to upgrade, modernize and transform to current versions of SQL Server, Windows Server and Azure services for more security, performance and innovation. …

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Upcoming Microsoft Pricing Changes Effective Oct 1st 2018

Microsoft has been working towards their vision for a modern commerce transformation. Coming this October, Microsoft begins to make some programmatic changes across their Volume Licensing programs that relate specifically to their pricing and discounting. Consistent Pricing & Removal of Programmatic Volume Discounts: Effective October 1st 2018,: Level A Programmatic discounts for EA/SCE/Select Plus and …

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Microsoft Licensing Update: Azure No Longer Available via MPSA for New Customers

Microsoft has recently announced that as of February 1, 2017, they are no longer adding new Azure customers through the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA). Azure is still available via MPSA to existing customers, as well as to new customers through Enterprise Agreement (EA) and Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS), Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE), and …

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