Microsoft Office 365 How Do You Know What You Really Need?

Microsoft Office 365 How Do You Know What You Really Need?

Office 365 licensing is surrounded by a great deal of confusion.  What is Office 365?  What plan do I require?  Do I require the full suite?  Should I purchase User Subscription Licenses or Add-0ns?  It is no secret that Microsoft is aggressively promoting and selling...
Microsoft Visual Studio with MSDN Prices Increase with 2015 Transitions

Microsoft Visual Studio with MSDN Prices Increase with 2015 Transitions

Visual Studio with MSDN 2015 products were announced last month by Microsoft and there were a few surprises.   From a licensing standpoint, the most interesting thing is how Microsoft has simplified the number of available products and the transition paths for users...
SQL Server Processor to Core Conversion Grant Deadline

SQL Server Processor to Core Conversion Grant Deadline

A critical date is quickly approaching for Microsoft SQL Server licensing in terms of deadlines to convert your processors to core grants. April 1st  2015 is the processor to core conversion date, or “core grant” deadline.  This is the last date where customers can...