What's a CAL? What does Software Assurance do? Why are there difference kinds of volume licensing agreements? What are my downgrade and upgrade rights?
So many questions, and so few places to find answers. Where do you start?
Microsoft Licensing Concepts is a good place to start. This compact volume covers the basic terms and concepts used by Microsoft in its licensing programs. It's a great book for beginners, not too technical and aimed at folks who need to know more about Microsoft licensing, such as purchasing and procurement professionals, vendor managers, lawyers, systems administrators, and IT decision-makers.
Microsoft Licensing Concepts is available as a Kindle e-book from Amazon here, for $9.99.
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