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.
Rather than being a benefit of adding Software Assurance to a Windows Pro license, Enterprise edition will be licensed on its own through a new Windows Enterprise Upgrade SKU
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
The Microsoft Action Pack subscription, which many partners use to license software cost-effectively for internal use, is changing in Feb. 2014
Several subscription-based licenses include the right to access instances of the Windows client OS hosted on a virtual desktop infrastructure
Subscriptions for Microsoft's Power BI for Office 365 will be available in three tiers, depending on the user's current subscriptions and business intelligence (BI) needs
Office 365 ProPlus, which licenses the Office Professional Plus suite via a per-user subscription rather than a per-device perpetual license, could reduce costs and simplify license compliance for some organizations
The Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA), a newly revealed volume licensing program, will eventually affect large customers, but not in the immediate future
Prices increase for Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter edition and for Remote Desktop Services CALs, which also receive a new Software Assurance benefit. Free Sample