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SAM Brief Series - Guidance for Microsoft licensing and Software Asset Management

The SAM Brief Series of in-depth guides are designed to assist you in understanding Microsoft's product licensing, to provide guidance to simplify and maintain compliance with software licensing, and helping you to improve your software asset management practice. Reading these briefs, in conjunction with your Volume Licensing agreement and the Product Use Rights document will help ensure that you are using your software in accordance with the terms of your agreement. This information is especially valuable for your software asset management practices by helping you understand how the software is licensed and used in "real world" business situations enabling you to get the most of your software investments.

Assessing Windows Server Licensing

This document provides customers of Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 with an overview of Windows Server licensing requirements, as well as guidance on how to assess the licenses needed.

03/11DOC2.3 MB

Assessing Exchange Server Licensing

This document provides customers of Exchange Server 2003, Exchange Server 2007, and Exchange Server 2010 with an overview of Exchange Server licensing requirements, as well as guidance on how to assess the licenses needed.

12/10DOC2.16 MB

Assessing SharePoint Server Licensing

This document provides customers of SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2010 with an overview of the SharePoint Server licensing requirements, as well as guidance on how to assess the licenses needed.

01/11DOC2.18 MB

Assessing SQL Server Licensing

Available Spring 2011

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Assessing System Center Configuration Manager Licensing

Available Spring 2011

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License Management Series - Guidance for MAP Toolkit 5.0 Software Usage Tracker

The Licensing Management Series of in-depth "how-to" guides can assist you in interpreting the MAP Toolkit 5.0 Software Usage Tracker reports. These white papers provide background about CALs and specific directions to help generate reports that you can use for software asset management purposes. This information is especially valuable for comparing with your purchased CALs; it is also useful for licensing "True-up" and licensing agreement renewal discussions.

Learn more about MAP Toolkit 5.0

Assessing Windows Server Licensing

This document provides customers of Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2 with an overview of Windows Server licensing requirements, as well as guidance on how to assess the licenses needed.

03/11DOC2.3 MB

Assessing Exchange Server Licensing

This document provides customers of Exchange Server 2003, Exchange Server 2007, and Exchange Server 2010 with an overview of Exchange Server licensing requirements, as well as guidance on how to assess the licenses needed.

12/10DOC2.16 MB

Assessing SharePoint Server Licensing

This document provides customers of SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2010 with an overview of the SharePoint Server licensing requirements, as well as guidance on how to assess the licenses needed.

01/11DOC2.18 MB

Assessing SQL Server Licensing

Available Spring 2011

DOC

Assessing System Center Configuration Manager Licensing

Available Spring 2011

DOC