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Directions on Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp - Is It Worth The Money?
Mar 23, 2010 (06:03 PM EDT)


Strategic Licensing Advice in 2-day Training Course by Independent Experts

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft software licenses are a significant and expected expense in almost every corporate IT budget. It's the additional licensing costs triggered by a compliance audit that catch most IT organizations completely by surprise. To avoid such an unpleasant surprise, IT planners need to understand the licensing implications of new Microsoft-based solutions or architectures before they're deployed.

The typical IT professional may have considerable expertise with Microsoft enterprise technologies, but it's unlikely they've had any formal training about complicated Microsoft licensing rules. This knowledge gap can be expensive. Failure to honor Microsoft licensing rules can lead to significant unbudgeted expenses, hefty fines, and the loss of negotiating power. It can also back an IT planner into a corner in terms of designing future solutions.

Organizations should ensure that IT professionals who architect solutions that use Microsoft technologies - SQL Server, SharePoint, Exchange, etc. - are familiar with the licensing rules that govern those products. They should also ensure that IT planners stay informed as Microsoft licensing rules, programs, and delivery channels continue to evolve.

Bottom Line:

Microsoft licensing is a moving target; it changes with each new product version and even sometimes mid-course.  Directions on Microsoft's Licensing Boot Camps teach IT planners how to intelligently evaluate their Microsoft licensing options and design solutions that maximize the return on their software investments, giving them confidence that they're making the right choices for their organization.

For more information on the Microsoft Licensing Boot Camps, visit Directions on Microsoft online at www.MicrosoftLicensingBootCamp.com

About Directions on Microsoft

Directions on Microsoft is an INDEPENDENT analyst firm formed in 1992 to focus exclusively on Microsoft. Its team of Microsoft experts publishes a comprehensive library of clear, concise, and unbiased research on Microsoft technologies, product roadmaps, licensing policies, organizational structure, and corporate strategy.

Contact:  Rebecca Duffy, 1-425-739-4669, rduffy@directionsonmicrosoft.com

SOURCE Directions on Microsoft