201712.28
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What is a Microsoft SPLA Verified Self-Audit?

If you provide commercial hosting services using Microsoft’s Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA), you may become a target of an ever-increasing variety of license audits from Microsoft and its vendors.  The latest flavor of a Microsoft SPLA audit is the verified self-assessment or VSA.  The SPLA verified self-assessment differs from both the independent audit and…

201710.30
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Consult with Counsel for SPLA Audits

Microsoft’s Services Provider License Agreement (“SPLA”) is a popular licensing framework for businesses delivering hosted or rented software solutions to their customers. However, as with many software license agreements pertaining to resale or other business channel partnership programs, the SPLA typically includes audit rights language giving Microsoft the ability to review a SPLA partner’s records…

201708.29
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Hot Topics in Microsoft Enterprise License & Cloud Agreements

Join Robert J. Scott, who represents some of the world’s largest companies in enterprise transactions with Microsoft, to learn how the legal issues in enterprise agreements have shifted dramatically as Microsoft and other major vendors emphasize their cloud offerings. The key issues in modern enterprise agreements are driven by privacy, security and regulatory compliance. This…

201706.26
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Scott & Scott, LLP Voted Technology Law Firm of the Year USA

SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS (PRWEB) JUNE 06, 2017 Scott & Scott, LLP, a boutique technology law-firm in Southlake, Texas has been named Technology Law Firm of the Year by Finance Monthly two years in a row. The Finance Monthly Law Awards 2017 recognizes law firms and legal professionals who have outperformed their peers through dedication to client…

201704.26
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Reselling Microsoft SPLA & Cloud

Many data center operators are considering adding cloud solutions to their menu of services. The market for hosted software solutions that incorporate or that are built on Microsoft programs is a lucrative one. However, Microsoft has very specific licensing requirements for making its products available to end users through commercial hosting services, and the failure…

201704.26
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Scott & Scott, LLP Named Technology Law Firm of the Year – USA

SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS (PRWEB) APRIL 26, 2017 Boutique law firm,Scott & Scott, LLP, was honored by Lawyers Worldwide Magazine as Technology Law Firm of the Year – USA in the April 17th edition of Super Lawyers 2017. The recently released edition features in-depth information with selected winners. You can read about Scott & Scott on Page…

201704.03
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Negotiating Enterprise Agreements with Microsoft

Join Robert J. Scott, who represents some of the world’s largest companies in enterprise transactions with Microsoft, to learn how the legal issues in enterprise agreements have shifted dramatically as Microsoft and other major vendors emphasize their cloud offerings. The key issues in modern enterprise agreements are driven by privacy, security and regulatory compliance. This…

201611.30
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How virtual server security and compliance procedures can reduce risk

Michael O’Dwyer, The PULSE of IT, 11/29/16 Virtualization offers many advantages, but ineffective virtual server security and compliance policies can easily negate them. Virtual machine (VM) sprawl and software license management in particular may prove vulnerable to security breaches or audit failure, which can result in large financial costs.