Stupid Licensing Practices

This is a rant so be forewarned … We discovered an “interesting” kink in Backup Exec licensing this week.  I will admit that we had not been paying attention to the changes announced first by Symantec and then Veritas so…

Office 365 – Subscriptions and Housekeeping

Office 365 lets you add and change subscriptions at will (well, pretty much).  This is all fine and dandy but you can start to make a real hash of things if you are not careful.  As an example, consider the…

Uncle Rob’s Short & Sweet Microsoft CAL primer

Kelly and I were having a discussion the other day about Microsoft licensing for a customer and the question of CAL’s came up.  Kelly was a bit confused by the whole concept (and she’s NOT alone in that …) so…

Office365 and Microsoft Cloud “CAL” Rights–what a great benefit!

One very cool benefit of many Office365 subscription levels is the “CAL’” rights that are conferred via the O365 subscription towards on premise services.  What I mean by this is that O365, for example, confers SharePoint and Exchange CAL’s that…

A few words on the whole subscription thing

There are a lot of people out there gnashing their teeth over the whole question of Microsoft’s push for subscription licensing, specifically Office licensing via Office 365.  Indeed, there is a yawning chasm opening up between those of us who…