Microsoft 365 licensing guide

Microsoft 365 is like the ultimate tech bundle for companies. It’s licensed per user and includes goodies like Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. There’s two options for info workers (E3 and E5) and two options for firstline workers (F1 and F3). Basically, Microsoft 365 gives employees everything they need to…

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Licensing Q&A: What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 is a subscription-based service offered by Microsoft that provides a range of productivity, collaboration, and security tools for businesses and individuals. It includes a combination of cloud-based services, such as Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. The components of Microsoft 365 include: Microsoft 365 also includes a number of other…

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Microsoft System Center 2022 licensing guide

Microsoft’s System Center 2022 is bringing all the cool cloud tech to your datacenter, so you can easily manage even the most complex environments. With tons of monitoring options, automatic provisioning for both hardware and virtual machines, and top-notch automation and configuration management, System Center 2022 is making datacenter management a breeze. If you enjoy…

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Introduction to Microsoft Core licensing models

If you’re new to Microsoft licensing one of the most basic concepts you need to learn about is understanding the Core licensing model. It’s Microsoft preferred metric for measuring computing power and keeping things consistent across different environments. Like, whether you’re using physical servers, virtual machines, or the cloud, core-based licensing has got you covered.…

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Microsoft Windows Server 2022 licensing guide

Want to know the ins and outs of Windows Server 2022 licensing? Look no further, because this guide is here to break it down for you. Just keep in mind that this guide is for informational purposes only and doesn’t replace any official documentation on Windows Server 2022 licensing. For all the nitty-gritty details on…

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Microsoft Volume Licensing guide

If you’re looking to license Microsoft products for your organization, it’s important to understand the different Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements available. Each agreement offers a unique set of benefits, and choosing the right one for your business can help you save money and maximize the value of your investment in Microsoft technology. Here’s a quick…

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Microsoft 2023 price update

Microsoft has announced plans to implement “price harmonization” in 2023, which involves bringing local currency pricing in line with US dollar pricing to provide “more consistent pricing” for customers. This move will likely also prevent organizations from purchasing in regions other than their primary location (something that used to be a cost-saving tactic in some…

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Licensing Q&A: How do you license SQL Server 2022 in containers?

SQL Server can be used on Linux and Docker platforms, which means you can run it in containers using Docker. Containers are a way to run multiple isolated apps on a single system. They’re generally lighter and faster to start/stop than virtual machines, which provide more isolation and require more resources. For licensing, a container…

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Microsoft SQL Server 2022 licensing guide

Are you looking to get a handle on how Microsoft SQL Server 2022 is licensed through Microsoft Volume Licensing programs? This guide is here to help. Just keep in mind that it’s not meant to replace or supersede any legal documentation covering SQL Server 2022 use rights. You can find specific license terms for the…

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How inflation affects software prices

You’re not alone if you’re feeling the pinch at the gas pump or grocery store. Inflation is currently at a record high, with the consumer price index in the US hitting 9.2% and Europe seeing rates nearing 10%. This is due to various factors, including post-COVID spending, supply chain issues, and other economic factors (like…

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