Migrating SQL Server to the Cloud?

Migrating SQL Server to the Cloud?

Thinking of migrating one or more of your SQL Server instances to the Cloud?  If so, have you spent much time figuring out which provider, solution and options to go with?  There are essentially two main Cloud providers to consider – Azure (Microsoft) and AWS (Amazon...
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Licensing Changes: Webinar Recording

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Licensing Changes: Webinar Recording

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 will be moving to a core licensing model.  MetrixData360’s Mike Austin presented via webinar on the impact this will have for organizations.   This event was well attended and we have had numerous requests for the content to be made...
Petroleum Sector: Controlling and Reducing Microsoft Licensing Costs

Petroleum Sector: Controlling and Reducing Microsoft Licensing Costs

The plunge in oil prices has put any IT spending under unprecedented scrutiny and IT departments under the gun to deliver more with less.  All organizations involved in the petroleum industry have been faced with major project delays/cancellations and significant...
Microsoft Changes Minimum Enterprise Agreement Qualified User/Device Count

Microsoft Changes Minimum Enterprise Agreement Qualified User/Device Count

Change is one constant in the Microsoft licensing world.   Recently Microsoft has announced a rather significant change to their Enterprise Agreement (EA) program.  Effective July 1, 2016 the minimum commitment to the Enterprise Agreement (EA) program will increase...
It’s Harder Than Ever to Not Renew Software Assurance on Microsoft Windows

It’s Harder Than Ever to Not Renew Software Assurance on Microsoft Windows

It’s Now Harder Than Ever to Not Renew Software Assurance on Microsoft Windows Enterprise Agreements If you have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) and are considering not renewing Software Assurance (SA) on your Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System...