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Matt Scherocman

On-Demand Webinar | Demystifying Microsoft Cloud Licensing

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Microsoft licensing confuses many businesses...

Often, this lack of understanding causes organizations to license more products than necessary and/or buy the wrong licensing, resulting in unnecessary spending.

In this exclusive on-demand webinar, Interlink's Microsoft licensing gurus demystify the confusion around Microsoft Licensing. View today, and get a good overview of Modern Workplace Offerings - including Office 365, Windows, Security, Compliance, and more.

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Microsoft Teams Licensing is Confusing – Here is an Overview!

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We know how confusing Microsoft Licensing can be. Here is an overview and explanation of your options when it comes to Microsoft Teams!

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What Does the Video Cover?

This video provides a high-level view of multiple Microsoft Teams Licensing options. Watch it to learn more about:

  • Teams Licensing options
  • Teams included in Business, E, and F Plans
    • Instant Messaging & Presence
    • Web Meetings
    • Audio Conferencing (PSTN Conferencing)
    • Teams Phone System (PBX)
    • Teams Calling Plan – Domestic (PSTN Calling)
  • Meeting Room Systems and Conference Phones
    • Microsoft has two SKUs for licensing meetings and calling on a per-device basis

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How Interlink Can Help

Microsoft Teams brings chat, content, people, and tools together, all in one hub, wherever you are. Teams integrates with your Office 365 subscription productivity suite and feature extensions that can integrate with non-Microsoft products as well! Contact Interlink to discuss licensing options and which is best for your organization today!

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Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) vs. Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Licensing Agreement: What's Best for You?

Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) vs. Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Licensing Agreement: What's Best for You?

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Choice is critical in business, but sometimes it’s difficult to determine the best decision for your specific organization. Such is the case when it comes to contracting services for Azure and your other Microsoft cloud applications. For many years, the best choice for larger organizations was signing up for an Enterprise Agreement (EA) directly with Microsoft. However, now there is a new option called Cloud Service Provider (CSP), a contract you can purchase from a certified Microsoft partner.

Both offer similar services and similar pricing. There are advantages and disadvantages to both depending on your size and type of business. So, how do you decide what’s the right choice for your organization? Below is a look at the two options in several key areas.

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The Key to a Successful M&A Strategy - Streamlined IT Integration Process (with Infographic)

The Key to a Successful M&A Strategy - Streamlined IT Integration Process (with Infographic)

A company’s IT systems play a critical role in their daily business operations. To prevent business disruptions and delayed revenue growth, organizations must have a plan in place to streamline the IT integration process post-merger. Without one, companies risk the following costly mistakes:

Assuming licensing assets will transfer.

It is common for the value of software licenses to be included in a valuation. However, software licenses don’t always

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Skype for Business Server Licensing – A Hidden Gem

As we are working with clients on deploying Lync in their environment, there can be a number of different server roles engaged.  These can include conferencing servers, monitoring servers, front end, back end, and mediation servers.  One advantage of deploying Lync is that the current licensing rules allow for these additional software roles to be run without purchasing additional server licenses.  One suggestion, buy the Enterprise version to give yourself the most flexibility.

 From Microsoft’s Product Use Rights Guide:

Running Instances of the Additional Software.  You may run or otherwise use any number of instances of the additional software listed in the table below in physical or virtual OSEs on any number of devices.  You may use those instances only with the server software.  Use of any instance with the server software may be indirect, through other additional software, or direct.

 

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