Microsoft step-up license; what is it and when do I bring it into an organization

Microsoft Step-Up license is offered by Microsoft for clients with Software Assurance. Step up license allows users to upgrade from a lower software licenses edition to higher editions with advanced features. This option is available for various Microsoft products.     To...

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How to implement measures to improve your Microsoft software audit readiness

Audit is not a one-day event and requires thorough preparation. Knowing that it is time-consuming, it is prudent as an organization to have your entire systems thoroughly checked to avoid non-compliance.   Your expenses as an organization are likely to increase...

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How to avoid Software Asset Management (SAM) mistakes 

What is Software Asset Management (SAM)?   Software Asset Management (SAM) manages and optimizes software assets within an organization. It involves tracking and monitoring software licenses, installations, usage, compliance, and costs. Implementing a SAM program can help organizations save money, reduce...

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How crucial is software license costs to your IT budgeting?

When it comes to managing an organization’s IT budget, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. From hardware costs to salaries and training, there are a lot of expenses that can quickly add up. However, one...

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Ask these 8 costs saving questions before renewing your Microsoft software licenses

As an organization using Microsoft products and services because of licenses purchased, know that there will come a period for renewal or otherwise of your license. This is an important phase of your license usage journey which has the potential...

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Why your Enterprise Agreement should be checked by an independent Microsoft expert

An Enterprise Agreement (EA) with Microsoft is a contractual agreement that allows organizations to purchase and use Microsoft software licenses, services, and support at discounted prices. EAs can offer significant cost savings and provide access to various Microsoft products, making...

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How to choose the right Microsoft CSP partner for your business

Choosing the right Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partner is essential for an organization looking to leverage Microsoft’s cloud services. A CSP partner acts as an intermediary between your business and Microsoft, providing technical expertise and managed services to help...

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Why your organization needs Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune is a key element of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite, offering comprehensive solutions for mobile device management and mobile application management (MAM). Designed for seamless integration with EMS components like Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and...

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SharePoint Server Subscription Edition ends SharePoint Server releases

SharePoint Server Subscription Edition is an on-premises collaboration software offering the same collaboration and productivity features as previous versions. This version needs no costly major version upgrades to access new features based on a “continuous update” subscription model. It replaces...

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How your organization can deal with Microsoft support service cost increase in 2024

For an enterprise that is in the business of using Microsoft products and services, price increases will not be a new thing. The new consistent thing is how to keep up with meeting the financial obligation that comes with increases...

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Why your organization should consider a no-obligation consultation for your Microsoft license issues

The world of work has become very competitive with different experts and organizations rendering various services and products to potential clients. In most cases, the service provider is a partner of the vendor and gets paid by the vendor. At...

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Why you should think twice before you renew your Microsoft contract

Microsoft contract renewal can be a big deal for organizations as this singular move has the potential to either up their budget or help save huge sums of money. The savings bit depends on how well the contract is expertly...

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