Microsoft Negotiating and Licensing Workshop
Become a Microsoft Licensing Expert and Negotiate Better Deals with Microsoft
This course gives you the knowledge and tools you need to make smart choices when licensing and purchasing Microsoft products.
In the fall of 2016, we head for Portland, Oregon, a friendly, laid-back town that blends the sublime with a quirky culture that has inspired a hit TV show, Portlandia. Portland boats 70 miles of trails through the largest wooded urban park in the US (Forest Park); wonderful walks along the Willamette River and across its eight bridges; and the serene Japanese and experimental rose gardens. Or you might appreciate the largest independent book store in the US (Powell's City of Books); the legendary Voodoo Donuts; more food carts than you can count; and a world-record 58 micro-breweries in one city.
Courses are taught by Paul DeGroot, one of the world's leading Microsoft licensing experts, and author of the best-selling Microsoft Licensing Concepts. He is an independent consultant whose focus is on the customer, not on selling Microsoft products. In concert with Software Licensing Advisors, he has negotiated hundreds of millions of dollars in savings for customers. You'll get a solid introduction to Microsoft licensing and tips that will help you get maximum value from your Microsoft investment at the lowest cost.
Other staff include ex-Microsoft personnel who add essential insider information and tips.
This Workshop covers the following major topic areas:
- - Licensing concepts and essential documentation
- - Desktop and server licensing
- - Desktop and server virtualization concepts and rules
- - Volume licensing concepts and programs
- - Software asset management and audits
- - In-depth analysis of the Enterprise Agreement
- - Enterprise Agreement negotiation strategies and tips
- - Developer Tools and MSDN
- - Tablets and Mobile Licensing
- - Hosted and online services
- - Management and Security Servers
Discounts are available for early registration (which ends two weeks before the course starts) and for groups of two or more. Early registrations get a $150 discount and group discounts, which can be combined with early registration discounts, are $100 per person.
The workshop will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center. A limited block of rooms has been reserved at 15% discount (approximately $187 per night)