Solving the Microsoft differentiated licensing policy for online services between Enterprises and SMBs

Admitted, the title of this case only will cause some difficulty to understand. But the case is not easy itself.... Read more

Microsoft online subscriptions on hosted shared hardware only for Direct CSP partners; good or bad?

Office365 is a global success with almost a hundred million users worldwide. A lot of organizations consume Office 365 through... Read more

Does a Microsoft Bridge CAL have perpetual rights after Software Assurance expires?

This question keeps reaching us, so here is the answer. In short: NO. But it needs some explanation to be... Read more

How to proof the legal free Windows 10 Upgrade?

When Microsoft introduced Windows 10 at June 29th 2015 they also announced that there would be a ‘free upgrade’. Because,... Read more

Oracle licensing news – Java isn’t free of charge

Lately there has been some rumor around paid licenses for Java. Oracle bought Java from Sun Microsystems back in 2010.... Read more

The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program – is or isn’t it a Global Program?

Microsoft is heavily promoting the Cloud Solution Program as the mainstream distribution model for cloud subscriptions. Besides that, Microsoft promotes... Read more

Closing the gap between Microsoft SMB and Enterprise Software License Agreements

New Case – Global Software Licensing Specialist Expert Circle Update June 2nd 2016 During... Read more

Differentiation in Windows, Office and CAL within companywide agreements

New Case – Global Software Licensing Specialist Expert Circle During the Global Software Licensing Specialist Expert Circle... Read more

New result: Microsoft Bridge CAL’s available in OV/OVS as of November 1, 2015

The fact that the Microsoft Bridge CALs only were available in volume licensing solutions for large organizations has been worrisome... Read more

PRESS RELEASE: Global group of software licensing experts launch online platform to help customers with strategic licensing and contract issues

The Global Software Licensing Specialist Expert Circle – short GSLSEC.org – is a brand new online platform where organizations –... Read more