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Microsoft and city of Louisville in talks over software piracy dispute

Phillip M. Bailey, Courier Journal

Microsoft is examining Louisville Metro Government use of its software in a piracy dispute that could lead to a hefty bill for the city.

Microsoft is still playing hardball when it comes to software payments, some partners complain

Julie Bort, Business Insider

Microsoft is cultivating a kinder, gentler image under CEO Satya Nadella, but Business Insider has heard complaints from a couple of Microsoft partners that the company is still playing hardball when it comes to how it charges for software.

Beware hidden costs of Microsoft's new Windows Server licensing

Serdar Yegulalp, InfoWorld

The move to per-core licensing could increase the costs of Windows Server substantially and impact Software Assurance customers as well

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Reselling Microsoft SPLA & Cloud

Rob Scott  Comments (0)
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...

Negotiating Enterprise Agreements with Microsoft

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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...

What’s Hidden in your SPLA?

Julie Machal-Fulks  Comments (0)
MSPs have a variety of licensing options with their vendors. But, which license options are the best for your MSP practice? At the MSPAlliance MSPWorld Conference in October 2016, managed services contract guru, Julie Machal-Fulks,...