Clear and accurate explanations of current Microsoft licensing programs and rules give you the knowledge you need to optimize the ROI on your Microsoft investments.
Easy-to-understand explanations of Microsoft enterprise licensing programs and product licensing rules help you determine which Microsoft licenses your organization needs to buy and the optimal way to purchase them. For a list of licensing guides organized by topic, please click here.
Understanding licensing rules related to versions, editions, and downgrade rights can deliver a substantial reduction in licensing costs and compliance risk
Licensing rules and technical features between editions of Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 are similar, but Windows 8 customers will need to move to Windows 8.1 by early 2016 to retain support
Azure RemoteApp provides Microsoft-hosted Windows desktop applications and is available in two per-user subscription levels, but it does not offer the full Windows desktop environment
Licensing Remote Desktop Services (RDS) for server-based desktops and remote applications requires understanding the Server + CAL licensing model, including the RDS CAL requirements
Volume licensing customers can license Windows on a Per-User subscription basis as an alternative to the existing Per-Device approach, which continues with slight modification
Consumers with mobile devices benefit from changes to the free Office mobile applications, but businesses still need to limit the risk from users working with unlicensed software
Seemingly inconsequential configuration changes and other administrator acts can potentially result in considerable unbudgeted licensing costs in the event of a software audit
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