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Posts from Date:   2020-6

Has Microsoft taken steps which limit supply to the European 2nd user licensing market?

by Stephen White  |  June 11, 2020

FromSA licensing rewards Microsoft clients who’ve previously maintained annuity coverage. European organizations should assess a new requirement to access those benefits. In 2012 The Court of Justice of the European Union issued a ruling which has given rise to an option for organization to sell software licenses that were no longer covering software being deployed […]

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Organizations Running Office 365 Windows Applications and Windows 10 in Amazon, Google, and Alibaba Should Re-check Licensing

by Stephen White  |  June 10, 2020

The following is a guest blog by my excellent colleague Michael Silver In August 2019 Microsoft announced new rules for licensing its software for use on “dedicated cloud hosts”, including Amazon’s AWS, Google’s GCP, and Alibaba (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/news/updated-licensing-rights-for-dedicated-cloud). Office 365 and Windows changes took/take effect the next time the organization renews their Microsoft agreement after October […]

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