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The Real Value of Microsoft 365

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The Real Value of Microsoft 365
A fresh look at Microsoft 365 uncovers some transformation features, making this suite a much stronger addition to your software lineup. Identity is the new firewall.
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| Categories: Software Licensing | Tags: #M365, #Office365 E3/5, #Software Licensing, #Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS), #firewall | View Count: (176)
New Zealand Earthquakes highlight the risks of prioritising data sovereignty over cloud benefits: Should common sense prevail?
Given the significant advantages of the cloud and the recent outages in government services following the New Zealand earthquakes, should governments change their stance on data sovereignty?
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| Categories: Software Asset Management (SAM) | Tags: new zealand, earthquake, new zealand earthquake 2016, disaster recovery, business continuity, cloud computing | View Count: (1282)
Windows Server 2016 licensing changes explained (part 4/4): How System Centre is affected, significant cost savings with Azure
In the final part of our 4-part blog series on Windows Server 2016 licensing, we look at the changes to System Centre.
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| Categories: Software Asset Management (SAM), Software Licensing | Tags: windows server, windows server 2016, software licensing, software asset management, SAM, core licensing, azure licensing, microsoft azure, System Centre Datacenter | View Count: (2177)
Windows Server 2016 licensing changes explained (part 3/4): Standard vs. Datacenter licensing. Which license to choose?
In part 3 of our series of blog posts on Windows Server 2016 licensing we take a deeper look at the differences between Standard and Datacenter Edition licences.
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| Categories: Software Asset Management (SAM), Software Licensing | Tags: Windows Server, Windows Server 2016, software licensing, licensing changes, software asset management, SAM, Datacenter Edition, Standard Edition | View Count: (5120)
Windows Server 2016 licensing changes explained (part 2/4): Core counts explained
This is part 2 of our 4 part blog series on the changes Microsoft has made to Windows Server 2016 licensing, which came into effect from 1st October 2016. In this blog we will explore the impact of the new Core count metric in more detail.
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| Categories: Software Asset Management (SAM), Software Licensing | Tags: Windows Server, Windows Server 2016, licensing changes, software licensing, software asset management, SAM | View Count: (3248)
Windows Server 2016 licensing changes explained (part 1/4): How the change to Core licensing will affect you
Windows Server 2016 was released at the end of September, and with that came a new licensing model. Over the next few weeks we will publish a number of blog posts that will aim to help you understand how these changes will affect you.
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| Categories: Software Asset Management (SAM), Software Licensing | Tags: Windows Server, Windows Server 2016, licensing changes, software licensing, software asset management | View Count: (3184)
Windows E3 and E5, why, and how are they licensed?
Microsoft recently announced what looked like two new versions of Windows 10, Windows 10 E3 and Windows 10 E5. What exactly are these "new" versions, why has Microsoft launched them, and what are the licensing options for deploying them in the enterprise?
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| Categories: Software Asset Management (SAM), Software Licensing | Tags: microsoft, windows 10, software assurance, SA, software asset management, SAM, Windows 10 E3, Windows 10 E5 | View Count: (39064)

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