As the relationship between software, devices and people gets increasingly complicated Microsoft is constantly updating its terms and conditions; Infraware has technical and contractual experience to help its clients manage cost and uncertainty.

Microsoft Licence Review

For organisations wishing to reduce the overall cost and risk associated with their Microsoft software estate, this service delivers a complete licence position plus recommendations for improvements and to future-proof licensing. It offers particular value if you are looking to make changes to your current infrastructure, or move to a virtual or cloud environment.

Who will benefit?

Our Microsoft Licensing Review Service is aimed at organisations who wish to manage and reduce the overall expenditure and risk associated with their Microsoft software estate. It is particularly suited to those looking to change software agreements (such as preparing for a true-up anniversary or renewal), make changes within their current infrastructure, move to a virtual or cloud environment, or just looking to ensure maximum return on investment.

Key review subjects

This service will cover all the key aspects of how your organisation manages its software estate, including the Microsoft applications in both the desktop and server environments:

  • Deployment of Microsoft MAP (optional)

  • Analysis of software entitlement data

  • Analysis of software deployment

  • Analysis of licensing metrics

Service outline: Format

The service starts with a conference call with one of the Infraware SAM Consultants. The engagement then progresses through the following stages:

  • Remote assistance with MAP deployment

  • Remote analysis of MAP / other inventory data

  • Conference call with server teams

  • Remote analysis of server data

  • On site presentation of findings

  • Suggested road map for cost and risk reductions

Service outline: Timescales

Timescales vary depending on organisation size, however Microsoft Review Service usually takes 6-8 weeks from start to finish.

Service outline: Output

Following the review, you will receive an in-depth report summarising our findings and recommendations including:

  • Current ‘Microsoft Effective Licensing Position’

  • Independent recommendations for licensing and process improvements

  • Road map for recommended licensing strategy