Presentation on theme: "Microsoft Volume Licencing Programs / Software Assurance Mike Balson Raven Computers Ltd."— Presentation transcript:
Microsoft Volume Licencing Programs / Software Assurance Mike Balson Raven Computers Ltd
Agenda Microsoft Licencing Programs How Software Assurance Works Benefits of Software Assurance Summary Q&A
Microsoft Licencing What is Licencing Common Misconceptions OEM Licences Upgrades to Desktop OS Different Licencing Terms: OEM, FPP and Volume Perpetual and Non-Perpetual Corporate and Education
IT Managers’ Fears Complexities of Licencing Legalities of Licencing Upgrade of software Cost of Support of mixed versions of software
Software Assurance Purchase SA with new licence for term of Agreement Allows licence to stay current Work At Home Available on Volume Schemes Included in Non-perpetual Schemes Cost 25-29% of licence fee p.a.
Benefits of SA Upgrade to latest versions –Predictable budgeting of software costs –Your choice of upgrade timetable –Reduced support on common versions –All versions legal Work At Home Rights –Increased employee efficiency –Legal use at home – “free” software
Summary Microsoft Licencing –Flexible –Scalable –Becoming less complicated Software Assurance –Upgrade Flexibility –Budget Control –Home Use