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SPLA Reseller Roadshow Training #SPLA #Hosters #ServiceProviders #Cloud

August 20, 2013 Comments off

Register Here: http://bit.ly/14Y3qct

Introduction:
The Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) is designed for organizations that want to offer hosted software and services to end customers, such as Web hosting, hosted applications, messaging, collaboration, and platform infrastructure. SPLA partners have the ability to deliver a customized service with a flexible cost structure, no start-up costs, no monthly sales minimums or required term of commitment.

Microsoft now has over 22,000 service providers enrolled in the SPLA Program who have driven double-digit growth YoY for the past 3 years and in FY13 the global SPLA business surpassed the $1bn revenue mark.

Course Description:
This level 300 SPLA Reseller readiness training is specifically targeted at SPLA Resellers who want to have a detailed understanding of SPLA licensing. This training session consists of a series of short presentations followed by case work. Complex scenarios are covered such as Windows Server virtualization and SQL Server licensing.

Date & Time
4th September 2013
09:00 GMT – 16:00 GMT

Logistics
Microsoft Ireland (Sales, Marketing and Services Group)
Building 3, Training room 5.42
Carmanhall Road
Sandyford Industrial Estate
Dublin 18

Directions on Microsoft Telebriefing: Microsoft Licensing For Bring-Your-Own-Device @DirectionsOnMS

June 22, 2012 Comments off

Topic: Licensing For Bring-Your-Own-Device
Analyst: Rob Horwitz, Co-Founder, Research Chair
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. PT

When employees bring iPads to work and use them to access Microsoft software, they trigger potentially expensive and often unanticipated requirements for server applications, Office suites, and Windows client OS licensing, as well as impact the qualified devices count that must be reported under Enterprise Agreements (EAs).

This webinar will help organizations minimize licensing costs and avoid compliance issues by explaining the rules surrounding iPad use. Including how the different technical approaches iPads use to access Microsoft software can have widely variable licensing implications.

Register for this TeleBriefing by clicking the link below:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/150463297

Microsoft Hosting Day UK Event Resources on MS SkyDrive #SPLA #Hosting #SQL2012 #Lync

May 22, 2012 Comments off

All slides from the Microsoft UK Hosting Day are now available via SkyDrive:

http://sdrv.ms/mshostingday1

Some training content on SPLA licensing training and slides on pricing review deferall.

#SPLA VL COMM – SPLA January 2012 Price Changes #Hosters #Hosting #Service Providers

October 17, 2011 Comments off

SPLA January 2012 Price Changes

As previously announced, as part of the overall price rationalization efforts for the Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) business, some SPLA prices are changing in January 2012 to better align SPLA pricing with On-Premises subscription pricing and the overall market. In addition, some SPLA Academic prices are changing to better align with On-Premises Academic subscription pricing.

The initial SPLA price changes occurred in January 2011 and May 2011. Most price points decreased for SPLA. SPLA pricing for some products will not change.

This is the last of three planned price changes and is effective January 2012. For a complete list of the SKUs affected by the price change, see the January 2012 pricelist, which will be available from your reseller or from the Microsoft website in December 2011.

Partner Value Proposition:
As part of our continued evaluation and improvement of the SPLA program, Microsoft is moving toward a standard formula for SPLA pricing.

These changes will result in better alignment across all Volume Licensing programs.

These changes will improve the competitiveness of the product offerings in SPLA.

Summary:
The final of three planned SPLA price changes goes into effect in January 2012

Updates to Microsoft Volume #Licensing Service Center VLSC on August 15th

August 11, 2011 Comments off

On August 15, 2011, Microsoft will release an update to the Microsoft® Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), which is the single online resource for Microsoft Volume Licensing customers and partners to view Licensing information, download Microsoft software, and manage Volume Licensing benefits and subscriptions. This new release of the VLSC reflects the input we’ve received from partners and over 1,000 users worldwide through interviews and online feedback.

This release of the VLSC will significantly improve and streamline product downloads and product key search functionality, making it easier for customers to get to their licensing assets more easily and quickly.

See What’s New With the VLSC here

Categories: Licensing

Important Microsoft #SPLA Updates for #Hosters – Oustsourcer SKU removed

July 8, 2011 Comments off

Some updates to the SPLA as of 1st July that are worthy of a Blog…

* Launch of License Mobility through SA extension to SPLA

* Changes to SPUR and SPLA Price List – The Windows Server Outsourcing definition and corresponding SKUs will be removed from the SPUR and the SPLA Price List.

IMO the Outsourcer aspect is the most welcome change as the Introduction of the whole ‘Outsourcer’ thing just made the whole Authenticated vs Anoymous PL debarcle even more confusing than it already needed to be.

I am not sure who is responsible for pushing through this change (something Hosters/ MSP’s have been waiting too long for) but on behalf of all those that have to work out the licensing requirements for hosting solutions and Manage SPLA and submit SPLA consumption reports then a BIG Thankyou!!!!!!

BTW, The July 2011 SPUR (Service Provider Use Rights) is not released yet (Price lists available through SPLA Resellers) but I will blog it when released.

Windows Server Virtualisation Licensing Calculators

June 9, 2011 Comments off

Useful calculators that have been using for some time….

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/hyperv-calculators.aspx

The Windows Server Virtualization Calculators provide two ways to estimate the number and cost of Windows Server Standard Edition, Enterprise Edition and Datacenter Edition licenses needed for your virtualization scenarios to help you determine the most cost-effective edition of Windows Server.

Calculator 1 is designed to estimate the licenses and cost of Windows Server by editions and numerous Microsoft server products on a single, physical server. Calculator 2 is designed to estimate the licenses and cost of only Windows Server by edition for one or multiple physical servers.

Here’s an example….

Categories: Licensing, Virtualisation
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