Use cases overview

Support critical business and technology decisions with a SAM engagement

A Microsoft SAM engagement helps your organization identify ways to control costs, improve compliance and security, and manage assets from acquisition to retirement. Further, you’ll make more informed decisions to support strategic business priorities now and in the future.

Microsoft SAM Baseline Review engagement

A SAM baseline review provides a complete view of your current Microsoft product deployments and licensing position. As a result, you will work with a SAM partner to identify opportunities for improvement in areas like procurement, license optimization and management, and retirement. You will also receive a SAM Optimization Model (SOM) Assessment that serves as the foundation and guidance for implementing an effective SAM program.

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Microsoft SAM Cloud Productivity engagement

A SAM Cloud Productivity engagement is designed to support your business as you evaluate solutions for migrating your desktop environment to the Cloud. As part of the engagement, you will work with a SAM partner to assess your cloud readiness and establish critical SAM policies and procedures to manage cloud and on-premises investments effectively.

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Microsoft SAM Cybersecurity engagement

The Microsoft SAM Cybersecurity engagement focuses on assessing the software deployed within your environment to detect areas that may pose a risk and identify which threats could impact your organization’s ability to conduct day-to-day business. Working with a SAM partner, the engagement provides a solid baseline to be used as a foundation for a more in-depth organizational security assessment.

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Microsoft SAM Server Optimization engagement

A SAM Server Optimization engagement is designed to help you get more value from your investments by optimizing your Server environment. Your SAM partner will work with you to evaluate your current deployments, highlight potentially underutilized Servers, determine optimal usage and licensing scenarios, and define and implement critical SAM policies and procedures to manage investments effectively.

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Microsoft SAM Infrastructure Optimization engagement

The Microsoft SAM Infrastructure Optimization engagement helps you select and prioritize your current server workloads and applications to transition to the Cloud while providing insights on the business, costs, and technology benefits. Data analysis also provides recommendations on how to optimize SAM policies and procedures to simplify your digital transformation strategy and implementation.

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Microsoft SAM for Hosting engagement

The Microsoft SAM for Hosting engagement is specifically designed for hosting companies who want to optimize their current IT infrastructure and better understand best practices for reporting. The intent of the engagement is to help you get the most out of your investment while minimizing compliance risks and identifying cost-saving opportunities.

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Microsoft SAM Mobile Device Management engagement

A Mobile Device Management (MDM) SAM engagement is designed to help you gain insight into mobile device use within your company including mobile access to sensitive corporate data and how to implement controls to minimize security and compliance risk. Your SAM partner will work with you to identify which users are accessing corporate data through which devices, develop a plan for mobile device management procedures, and determine the best licensing solutions.

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Microsoft SAM Non-production Environments engagement

The purpose of a Microsoft Non-production Environments SAM engagement is to provide you with guidance and recommendations on how you can optimize the non-production environments within your company. Your SAM partner will help you understand how non-production environments are defined, who is accessing those environments, and how the software running in those environments should be licensed.

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