Licensing Windows Server for use with virtualisation technologies

There’s an updated (August 2020) Microsoft Licensing Brief to detail the licensing of Windows Server for use with virtualisation technologies.

There are just small updates made, but this is a useful document if you’re pondering how containers are licensed, how Windows Server licensing changes with VMware or Virtuozzo, or how you license Windows Server for use on Microsoft Azure.

Find this document here: https://bit.ly/3jOPnwN.

A new way to buy and manage Microsoft Azure services

Microsoft announce that from March 2019 there will be a new way to buy and manage Microsoft Azure services directly from Microsoft. Customers will have a new agreement – the Microsoft Customer Agreement – which will replace any existing agreements that they are buying Azure through, and will be a non-expiring, simpler agreement.

Management of the Azure services is likely to be easier too with a single portal for account and cost management, and billing and invoicing. Note that to start with, customers will be invited by Microsoft directly to purchase through this new agreement.

Find out more and access an FAQ here: http://bit.ly/2D24dhg.