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May 18, 2024
Breaking Away from Microsoft SPLA
Some service providers may get rid of SPLA entirely. Some may reduce SPLA exposure. There are two options: Self-hosting and Flexible Virtualisation Benefit.
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27.68 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
April 30, 2024
Microsoft Unbundled Teams from Microsoft 365
Microsoft Unbundled Teams from Microsoft 365 worldwide. The "no Teams" plans are slightly cheaper than legacy bundles but adding Teams back costs more.
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26.19 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
April 2, 2024
Do you need License Mobility Addendum?
License Mobility Addendum is an addition to Microsoft SPLA Agreement enabling Bring Your Own License options. But do service providers still need it in 2024?
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3.88 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
March 22, 2024
Is Copilot for Frontline Workers Justified?
Microsoft promises to make Copilot for M365 available to "frontline worker" M365 and O365 subscription plans. But the price still stands at $30/month.
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5.51 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
March 12, 2024
Microsoft Negotiations in 2024
Alexander Golev dissects Microsoft agreement negotiation best practices, offering tactics, preparation tips, and strategies to maximise your bargaining power.
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23.56 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
January 22, 2024
Exploring the Benefits of Microsoft SPLA for Businesses
What is SPLA from the IT and procurement point of view? What are the benefits? When is it better to use it? Exploring the benefits of SPLA for end clients.
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8.70 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
January 17, 2024
M365 Copilot: ROI and Cost in Real Numbers, Jan 2024 Availability
Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 is finally available for everyone. Almost. The price is flat. The discounts are tough. The budgets are being stretched.
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15.86 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
December 4, 2023
Sly Change in M365 Copilot - December 2023 Microsoft Licensing Update
Quiet removal of Microsoft Copilot eligibility from some of the M365 plans will upset small and medium businesses. Is it time to talk about "AI inequality"?
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6.47 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
April 5, 2023
What's new in Microsoft Cloud & Licensing in April 2023
Major changes to Windows Server licensing, cheaper Azure Hybrid Benefit, better per-VM licensing options, CSP-Hoster exclusivie benefits, and expert advice.
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10.59 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
March 23, 2023
Unleash the Power of Negotiation with Microsoft
Daryl Ullman reveals Microsoft licensing agreement secrets and negotiation strategies, offering insights to avoid costly mistakes and gain an upper hand.
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38.69 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
March 15, 2023
March 2023 Microsoft Licensing Update
Microsoft's new commercial trend — premium services for E5 at additional cost. Intune P2 and Suite. Teams Premium. March 2023 Microsoft Licensing Update.
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23.22 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
March 13, 2023
February 2022 Microsoft Licensing Update
Universal Print, potential issues with Teams Premium licensing, Windows Server VM licensing queries, and Defender for Endpoint for Server licensing confusion.
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33.05 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
February 7, 2023
Negotiating Microsoft Agreements Q&A 001
Explore Microsoft Enterprise Agreement negotiation tips with experts, including advice related to E3 to E5 upgrades and leveraging AWS/GCP for better deals.
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18.47 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
February 2, 2023
Service Providers and October 2022 Microsoft Licensing Changes
Oct 2022 saw major updates to Microsoft Product Terms, impacting providers indirectly through end-user changes, affecting License Mobility Partnership and QMTH.
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12.63 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
January 22, 2023
Negotiating Microsoft Unified Support
Exploring reasons behind rising Unified Support prices, using Software Assurance benefits, key negotiation mistakes, and finding alternative providers.
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34.82 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
January 15, 2023
Microsoft Audits Service Providers - Q&A
Daryl and Alexander discuss Microsoft Service Provider audits, SPLA penalties, mixed-use clusters, AWS licensing, E3/E5 rights, and SPLA management tools.
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18.60 MB
SAMexpert Podcast
January 13, 2023
Economic impact of changes to SQL Server 2022 licensing
Alexander Golev and Daryl Ullman dissect December 2022 SQL Server licensing changes by Microsoft, assessing their impact on your budgets and compliance.
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11.18 MB
SAMexpert Podcast