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Microsoft Unified Support FAQ

2019-11-18T17:22:43-06:00October 26th, 2019|

MICROSOFT UNIFIED SUPPORT FAQ Microsoft Unified Support Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) include is Unified support mandatory and what happens if I switch to an alternative like US Cloud? Hundreds of organizations worldwide have switched from Microsoft Unified (formerly Premier) Support to US Cloud for support of their Microsoft products. [...]

Top Cyber Threats in 2020

2019-10-23T15:43:17-05:00October 22nd, 2019|

2020 CYBER THREATS Here are the top cyber threats are for 2020 and how to best protect your organisation from attacks. While Phishing, Ransomware, Crypto-Jacking and IoT Vulnerabilities have been prominent in 2019, here are the trending threats and vulnerabilities for 2020: Business Email Compromises, Credential Stuffing, and Web [...]

Microsoft SAM – Software Asset Management Cost Savings

2019-10-12T16:08:26-05:00October 11th, 2019|

MICROSOFT SAM: SOFTWARE ASSET MANAGEMENTIT Asset Management (ITAM) Professionals are using Microsoft SAM to monitor their MSFT software costs.  SAM is revealing software cost increases as enterprise cloud consumption increases. ITAM pros have identified, via SAM, that as MS cloud service consumption rises, so too do support and Enterprise Agreements [...]

Microsoft Software Assurance Benefits – 2020 thru 2022 Changes

2019-09-17T16:54:40-05:00September 17th, 2019|

MICROSOFT SOFTWARE ASSURANCE (SA) BENEFITS  Redmond, Washington / USA  - September 13, 2019: Microsoft announced changes to their Software Assurance (SA) benefits program that will impact all business and enterprise SA customers over the next three years. Organizations using Microsoft Software Assurance to offset Microsoft software and support costs, [...]

Microsoft Premium Support – Keeps Your Business Running

2019-11-07T08:10:46-06:00September 6th, 2019|

MICROSOFT PREMIUM SUPPORT Today, most businesses rely on Microsoft technologies to keep their business running.  Those organizations have chosen to pay the Microsoft premium over an open source software alternative.  As their Microsoft portfolio evolves, a mixture of on-premises and Office 365 / Azure is creating a complex hybrid [...]

Microsoft Business Support – Pro or Premier (Unified)?

2019-08-21T12:52:44-05:00August 21st, 2019|

MICROSOFT SUPPORT FOR BUSINESSES Today, the majority of businesses worldwide rely on Microsoft technologies to keep their business running.  A mixture of on-premises and Cloud technologies is creating a complex hybrid Microsoft environment with lots of moving parts. Downtime is costly. Rapid troubleshooting and professional support of Microsoft business [...]

Microsoft Unified Support Agreement – What You Should Know

2019-05-31T12:17:04-05:00May 30th, 2019|

Here are the highlights of the 27-page Microsoft Unified (formerly Premier) Support Agreement. These points should help you better prepare for your renewal and avoid any surprises or lurking gotchas for your enterprise procurement and technology leaders. What is a Microsoft Unified Support Agreement? The Microsoft Unified Support Agreement [...]

Microsoft Unified Support Renewal Cost Sky Rockets

2019-05-31T12:50:30-05:00April 16th, 2019|

Organizations who have transitioned from Microsoft Premier Support to the new Unified model are now finding themselves faced with significant cost increases at their Unified Support renewal. It’s important to understand why the cost increase is hitting hard and why the increases will continue into the near future. Software [...]