Microsoft Ignite is a Product of Customer Feedback

The communities that Microsoft is merging into this single, signature event have wondered why the company would choose to dismantle its long-standing, popular community conferences and stick everyone under one roof. That answer came in a public press conference in Chicago the day of the official conference naming.

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Vote for November’s Free SSRS Report

Help choose Enhansoft’s next free SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) report for the Month of November. The report choices in this month’s poll are: Computer Operating System Details OR List of PCs by Number of Mouse Buttons. All month-long Computer Operating System Details has received the majority of the votes, but you can change that if you would like to...

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Software License Models – What You Need to Know (Part 2)

By Cyndi Tackett In Part 1 of this blog series we introduced the 6 major categories of software license models. In this blog (Part 2) we will delve into the Client/User category in more detail. Client or User based licenses are the most prevalent metrics in the industry and are commonly used for lower cost applications (i.e. less than $1000). Under these types of models, licenses are counted based on the number of devices where the software is installed or the number of users who access the software. Variations of this model include: Figure 1: Client / User License Metrics…

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When is Optimized Not Optimized?

By Cyndi Tackett Many software asset management products in the market today talk about being able to optimize your software license position. However, not all are able to really deliver true optimization. Consider the following example: Date Purchased Installed 1/1/2014 50 Microsoft Project licenses purchased on Enterprise Agreement 2/1/2014 25 Microsoft Project licenses purchased on Select 3/1/2014 25 Microsoft Project licenses purchased on Open 100 Total Project Licenses purchased 80 Microsoft Project Licenses Installed The company is consuming only 80 licenses for Microsoft Project. The Optimal License Position would be the following: Entitlement Optimal Consumption Calculation First Purchase Calculation 25…

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