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Posts by Jessica Koester

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Microsoft | February 16, 2017 by Jessica Koester
Did you know that Windows Server is one of the most mislicensed products under SPLA? This can lead to unnecessary audits and expenses that no one wants to deal with. We all know that Microsoft introduced a new licensing model for Windows Server 2016 when they changed the model from Processor to Core. As we wrote in our July article, the biggest concern was that if you were running more than 8 cores per instance (the minimum required) you would have to license the additional cores when you upgraded to Windows Server 2016 or when your SPLA contract renewed. Read on.
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Microsoft | October 25, 2016 by Jessica Koester
Microsoft audits can be a major pain and they are happening more often than ever. In one recent survey, “58% of executives said they have been audited by Microsoft in the last 12 months, whereas five years ago, these types of audits were rare and only encountered under specific situations.
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Microsoft | December 15, 2015 by Jessica Koester
The end of 2015 is fast approaching. The weather is cooling, and it’s time for our friends in Redmond, WA to make changes to SPLA pricing and the way they manage partners. To help our SPLA partners prepare for 2016, we have compiled a list of top 3 actions for December.