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SPLA Audit How-to Guide
SPLA audits are inevitable, disruptive, and confusing. The results can be shocking if you are not prepared. Here’s how to pass a SPLA audit with flying colours.
Microsoft SPLA Explained: Everything You Need to Know
What is SPLA, and how does it work? Benefits for providers and end-users. Hosting providers’ licensing options. SPLA audits and compliance.
Microsoft Licensing Crash Course
You are busy. And you need to get your head around Microsoft Licensing quickly. We got you covered: basics, concepts, fundamentals, models, and a little more.
Licensing Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Azure
Do you need to license Remote Desktop Services CALs in Azure? It can be pretty confusing, so let us explain it as simply as possible.
What is CSP? Microsoft Cloud Solution Program explained.
You’ve probably heard of the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program if you purchase Microsoft software and cloud. But what is it? How can it benefit you?
Microsoft is changing the rules, and it will affect you
Microsoft has announced significant upcoming updates to their Cloud and licensing terms and conditions. The changes will affect everyone: Cloud providers and their clients.
Visual Studio, MSDN, non-production hosting in SPLA
When you manage complex hosted infrastructure for your customers, it’s easy to forget that hosted environments’ rules differ from on-premises. You may not discount “non-production” workloads the same way it is done on-premises.
SPLA on premises – what you MUST know
You may use SPLA licenses on-premise. However, there is a mandatory condition. If that condition is not respected, using SPLA licenses on-premise is prohibited.
The first things to do to avoid a nasty SPLA audit surprise
Bad news: you are responsible for every piece of Microsoft software in your data centres, even if you did not install it, even if you do not support it. Good news: Microsoft gave you the legal tools to protect yourselves and your business from rogue installations by your end customers.