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Get the SAM Quick Guide, templates, planning documents, checklists, presentations, fact sheets, and other reference materials. Many of these documents can be customized to match your organization’s needs as you develop a plan and present it.
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Browse links to SAM-related sites that offer inventory and asset management tools, volume licensing, piracy protection, industry standards, and IT infrastructure resources.
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SAM Optimization Model
The SAM Optimization Model (SOM) is the evaluation framework launched by Microsoft that enables partners and customers to evaluate SAM effectively and objectively. Microsoft has created this model to provide a framework to help you understand and subsequently improve software asset management within the needs of your unique organization. The SAM Optimization Model is an established set of criteria to help you make consistent SAM assessments and more-informed decisions. Microsoft provides tools and has created an ecosystem of certified SAM partners. These partners offer their services to help you identify what software is being used effectively and what software can be removed, retired, or transferred. They also help you understand and implement what is needed to move forward in the SAM Optimization Model.
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