2 thoughts on “Microsoft to audit 30,000 companies in 2012-2014

  1. Secondary License Market
    Microsoft’s behaviour, driven by an aggressive growth strategy, is helping to protect them from license abuse, which I applaud.
    The end users fear is that they may be hit with a large cost for not managing their asset closely enough, more often without any malicious intent.
    But, and there’s always a ‘but’, you don’t have to buy new licenses to correct your position.
    You can source global licenses on the secondary market from organisation like discount-licensing.com. The savings can be up to 70%, and as these costs are seldom ‘in the budget’ every little helps
    The licenses are legally transferred from over licensed or insolvent companies. It’s something you should consider seriously if you find yourself in a shortfall position

  2. Nothing has changed ………………………..rewind back to 2002 http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/71690/Schools_cry_bully_over_Microsoft_licensing_fees?

    Quotes from 2002

    “The letter came with a marketing brochure touting the company’s latest volume-licensing agreements.

    Ultimately, school administrators said that if Microsoft is serious about helping manage assets, it should develop tools, techniques and licensing agreements that make sense for schools.”

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