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Microsoft Licensing basics.
► Microsoft Licensing models.
► How Microsoft Licensing works.

We cover core licensing principles, common mistakes, contracts, renewals, negotiations, audits.


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2️⃣ Microsoft multi-year agreements explained: Enterprise Agreement, MPSA, MCA (CSP)
3️⃣ Microsoft Cloud licensing: Microsoft 365, Office 365, Azure
4️⃣ Microsoft Desktop licensing (laptops etc.): on-premise, work from home, BYOD
5️⃣ Microsoft Datacentre licensing (servers): on-premise, outsourced, Azure
6️⃣ Microsoft Audit Readiness measures and Audit Defence: a survival guide
7️⃣ Microsoft Negotiations: Vendor Management playbook
8️⃣ Microsoft tools for Development and Test (MSDN): licensing explained


00:00:00 What this Microsoft License training is about
00:04:37 Microsoft Product Terms website demo
00:09:39 Where you can learn Microsoft Licensing for free
00:10:49 1st Quiz
00:12:59 What is a Microsoft software license
00:20:19 What is a CAL, Client Access License
00:23:19 Difference between User CAL and Device CAL
00:26:09 Core CAL, Enterprise CAL, CAL equivalent
00:27:29 Licensing External User access
00:30:34 Definition of an External User
00:33:15 What version of CAL do you need?
00:36:39 2nd Quiz
00:41:46 Ways to acquire Microsoft licenses
00:46:38 What affects licensing terms and conditions
00:48:27 Definitions of "Version" and "Edition."
00:53:24 3rd Quiz
00:57:59 What is Software Assurance
01:01:36 New version rights explained
01:04:49 Gaps in Software Assurance - AVOID
01:09:19 Subscription licences vs Perpetual licenses
01:11:04 4th Quiz
01:12:59 License assignment is mandatory
01:15:27 Licensed User, Licensed Device, Licensed Server
01:17:19 Do not assign licenses like this!
01:19:59 May licenses be reassigned?
01:21:04 Licensing and virtualisation in clusters VMware Hyper-V
01:24:45 License Mobility in Server Farms
01:28:01 How to assign a license, what are the requirements
01:29:04 What happens when Software Assurance expires?
01:30:10 What is Multiplexing explained
01:36:37 Can you run a previous version or edition?
01:39:14 You may not downgrade like this
01:41:53 Some licenses require other licenses
01:43:31 5th Quiz
01:48:43 What is a Microsoft licensing metric
01:49:47 Licensing Office, Project, Visio per device
01:53:31 Licensing Office 365 per user
01:54:36 Licensing Virtual Desktop Access
01:55:56 Licensing Windows 10, Windows 11
01:58:09 Server/CAL licensing model: Exchange, SharePoint
02:01:04 Licensing per processor and processor core - metrics
02:04:35 SQL Server licensing model
02:10:03 Windows Server licensing model
02:15:45 System Center licensing model
02:18:31 Visual Studio licensing model
02:21:16 6th Quiz
02:31:39 Does Microsoft have a right to audit you?
02:32:55 Be careful with these! SAM reviews
02:34:21 How to do a self-assessment
02:36:02 How to find all your licenses
02:37:37 Microsoft License Statement
02:42:46 Free tools to inventory your software
02:46:15 7th Quiz - let's check your knowledge

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