How education customers can use licence mobility with Dynamics CRM

Last year, I wrote about changes in our licensing, which introduced Licence Mobility, which arrived last July. This gave customers much more flexibility in their decisions about deploying applications on-premise, and in shared data centres in the cloud – both Microsoft datacentres and those run by our partners. For example, you can now use their…

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What's in the Microsoft ECAL that many universities have?

I was asked yesterday by a partner what a typical university is licensed for in Australia. So here’s a quick summary: Typically they have licensed a desktop suite – that gives them licences for Windows and Office on their staff and shared devices (eg computer labs etc) campus-wide. The main thing this doesn’t cover is…

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Creative Commons add-in for Office - free software for teachers in February

Some Free February Appy-ness with a new piece of free software for teachers from Microsoft every day in February. Many of these items are unknown heroes, but they all share two things in common: 1) They are useful for teachers or students and 2) they are free. Creative Commons add-in for Office If you want…

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Briefing for Education Partners in Sydney on Wednesday 30th November

If you’re Sydney-based, and working for a Microsoft partner, then I’m hoping that you’re planning to come down to The Big Picture partner day this Wednesday, at the Sydney Convention centre at Darling Harbour. Although you can drop it at any time during the day, I’m hosting a specific briefing session for our education partners…

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Incentive programme for Microsoft education partners in Australia - EEScore

Since we launched the new Microsoft licensing programmes for education earlier this year, with their snappy names of EES (Enrolment for Education Solutions) and OVS-ES (Open Value Subscription for Education Solutions), we’ve had good feedback on how they have radically simplified licensing for our education customers. I was in Melbourne speaking at an event a…

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The Education Sessions at Australia Partner Conference - Part Eight

This is part eight of a series, covering the Education sessions at the Microsoft Australia Partner Conference. Start at part one (The Microsoft Australia Education Team) here… How Microsoft Academic licensing helps Microsoft partners One of the questions that new partners often ask is “How does your licensing work in education?”. When they sell software…

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Authorised Education Reseller programme webcast - 9th June

Here in Australia, our main education subscription licensing scheme is EES (Enrolment for Education Solutions), and to be able to sell this scheme to their customers, partners must be Microsoft Authorised Education Resellers (AER). If you are a Microsoft partner, then there is a webcast on Thursday 9th June at 2-3pm EST (that’s Australia EST,…

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Microsoft licensing for virtualisation - simplified guides

At last, some simple to understand information on Microsoft licensing for virtual environments. Although this isn’t specifically written for Education, and doesn’t cover the specifics of the EES (Enrolment for Education Solutions) licensing scheme, it does help to explain the principles of Microsoft licensing for virtualisation environments, across the four key elements: server, desktop, application…

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