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…

201708.16
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Navigating Microsoft License Verification Audits

Microsoft, like other software publishers, routinely audits customers to help ensure that it is protecting the value of its intellectual property.  Microsoft verifies its customers’ compliance using several methods. Microsoft License Verification (also, Software Asset Management “SAM” request). In a SAM request, Microsoft assigns a third party to reach out to a customer to confirm…

201708.15
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Is Flexera’s Initiative with Microsoft a Silver Bullet for Software Audits?

Microsoft and Flexera recently announced a joint initiative that the two companies have touted as a way to transform “the software supply chain” through the use of a standard set of software asset management (SAM) solutions. By deploying Flexera’s FlexNetManager Suite with Microsoft’s Intelligent Asset Manager, the goal is to create an “agreed upon ELP…

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…

201701.10
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How to Assist Clients with Estimating Expenses

Julie Machal-Fulks, Texas Lawyer, January 2017 Helpful Tips to Manage the Cost of Annual Budgets and Corporate Transactions For many corporations, the end of the year signifies that it is time to look to the coming year and identify a corporate or department budget for technology expenditures. Additionally, throughout the year, attorneys are often asked to advise clients on potential technology expenses related to…

201701.09
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Be Cautious in Navigating Microsoft’s Forest of EA Documents

Companies with experience licensing Microsoft software and services through Enterprise Agreements know that small forests could be felled to produce the paper required for the typical document stack. EAs often incorporate a dozen or more different components, including some or all of the following: Microsoft Business and Services Agreement or Microsoft Business Agreement (Microsoft sometimes…

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.