Microsoft has many different types of contracts and it can be complicated to figure out which licensing model is best suited to your needs. Some of the contract types are better suited to larger or smaller organizations, some licensing models offer more flexibility whereas others offer structure and security in their payment plans. Understanding which one will be best for your organization and knowing what to ask for, are the first steps in the negotiation process.
Whether you are a new Microsoft customer or are looking to renew an existing contract, our specialists can help guide you through the process. Our experts have experience working on all aspects of the Microsoft portfolio and its volume licensing programs. Want to know more about what we can do for you? Visit our Contract Negotiations page to get the most out of your Microsoft licensing.
How to license the Microsoft Customer Agreement This article focuses on the Microsoft Customer Agreement as a direct purchasing program offered by Microsoft. We do not focus on the Cloud Solution Provider program, which is also based on the MCA. To learn more about CSP, read our blog Choosing between EA vs CSP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grGC-EqvkcY&list=PLWE6mHUMWTn7yexaaJhynAeQ7OBbZcafj&index=4 Topics […]
In this blog we discuss everything you need to know about Microsoft’s new Fabric platform; an all-in-one, cloud-based analytics platform for enterprises.
Read this blog for information on how to purchase and license Fabric via Azure and eventually M365; what the benefits of Fabric are and to understand relevant terminology.
Microsoft & Oracle back together Topics in this blog: Quick fact sheet Oracle Database @Azure Microsoft & Oracle in the past New partnership: Oracle Database @Azure Benefits of Oracle Databse @Azure Who is Oracle Database @Azure for? How to license Oracle Database @Azure as a Microsoft customer? 1. Quick fact sheet Oracle Database @Azure Deployment: […]
Microsoft BYOL – how does this work for AWS & GCP? Topics in this blog: Part 1: Azure compared to AWS & GCP Optimizing your move to the cloud Microsoft Azure Hybrid Benefit Amazon Web Services License Mobility Google Cloud BYOL Comparative analysis between Azure, AWS & GCP Part 2: Leveraging MS Software in AWS […]
In our monthly licensing updates, licensing expert Floris Klaver talks you through that month’s changes to the Microsoft Product Terms.
This month there were many changes in Power Platform and updates to the Azure Customer Solution Clause, M365 & Dynamics 365 ERP.
Microsoft is continously evolving and developing its offer of products and services. Any updates also mean changes in the licensing terms and conditions.
In this blog our licensing experts Floris & Erik share their thoughts on what they expect in the (near) future of Microsoft licensing. They discuss which contracts they think will be end of life. And they speculate on the benefits and challenges of a new contractual model.
What is the future of Microsoft licensing? In this blog
Microsoft announced that they will implement a 10% decrease in the Swiss CHF price lists in September 2023. We saw this announcement as a good opportunity to highlight our video ‘How to leverage regional pricing benefits in CSP’! As learning how to save money never gets old!
The Enterprise Agreement is Microsoft’s most popular model to procure licenses for products and services. However it might not be the best fit for your organization and there are other Microsoft EA renewal options such as a CSP or MPSA.
In this blog we discuss different renewal options, including the option to optimize your licensing estate to get a better deal!
In this blog we cover everything you need to know about Microsoft’s Unified Support offer. What is Unified Support and what is included? How is it priced? How does Unified Support differ from its predecessor Premier Support?