New data from Lansweeper, shows the uptake of Windows 11 at just 1.44% of all systems – the result of an inability to run the new OS.
Microsoft remains one of the highest risks in terms of SAM (Software Asset Management). This is partially because Microsoft have a relatively active auditing team, but also because virtualisation licensing is quite complex and has had some significant changes over the years. The good news is that it also remains the software that companies can find the greatest ROI (Return on Investment) on when effectively managed.
Not only are there great benefits to be seen in terms of standardisation and the effect this has on internal training and end user support, but effective management can also see reduced costs, and better fit solutions to make BAU (Business as Usual) tasks a lot simpler under the right licensing selections.
A baseline review of Microsoft includes an Effective License Position (ELP), which is a Microsoft accepted output, and can be shared (at will) with your Microsoft Account Manager to help better plan for the future.
Cloud migrations can therefore be cost-effective, even with Big Red’s nasty licenses.
The move comes as Windows 10 20H2 reaches its end of life date.
In addition to her blog post on the subject, May Turnbull joined the TBSC podcast to discuss why Microsoft is making the change to NCE.
Microsoft’s CSP program is changing in the near future, but how may it affect organisations with such an agreement – May Turnbull takes a look.
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