Licensing

Beware of potential hidden Microsoft 365 licensing costs

https://www.zdnet.com/article/beware-of-potential-hidden-microsoft-365-licensing-costs/

4 weeks ago

Microsoft 365 commercial customers may need to buy more licenses than they're anticipating in order to avoid trouble with the compliance police, Directions on Microsoft warns.

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What Microsoft's upcoming 'outsourcing' licensing changes could mean for your business

https://www.zdnet.com/article/what-microsofts-upcoming-outsourcing-licensing-changes-could-mean-for-your-business/

3 months ago

Enterprise customers relying on Microsoft 'Bring Your Own License' option to run Windows Server, SQL Server and other enterprise software in Amazon's or Google's clouds may be in for a rude awakening this fall.

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Enterprise software vendors mix and match monetization models: What happens when subscription, usage and licensing converge?

https://www.zdnet.com/article/enterprise-software-cloud-vendors-likely-to-mix-monetization-models-what-happens-when-subscription-usage-and-licensing-converge/

3 months ago

Enterprise software vendors are subscription happy, but they're delving into usage plans for customers too. Toss in some perpetual licenses and your negotiations with strategic vendors are about to get more complicated.

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Microsoft Licensing Change Triggers Hyper-Scale Feud

https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/news/cloud/microsoft-licensing-change-triggers-hyper-scale-feud

3 months ago

by Joseph Tsidulko Google Cloud President says the new restriction on transferring on-prem Windows and SQL Server licenses to single-tenant cloud services reminds of Microsoft's "greatest hits from the 90s". And Amazon's CTO calls it a bait-and-switch to force MS use.

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Microsoft follows up those licensing hikes by snipping away costs for Azure Archive Storage

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/06/azure_archive_storage/

3 months ago

Amazon CTO not happy. Isn't it ironic... don't you think?

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