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Category: licensing

Java Pressures

Miro Consulting has a long-term Client for whom Oracle is pressuring for their Java licensure. Oracle is using the existence of client downloads of for-fee versions of Java licensing to claim unauthorized usage. Whether these will be used on workstations or servers doesn’t matter. And the fact that it’s not installed and running doesn’t seem to matter to Oracle either. But what does matter is the following. The Java release is going to be or is currently used in development. […]

Microsoft Office Rebranding

For the first time in over 30 years, Microsoft Office will be no more. At least, the name. While the functionality of each component – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, for example – will remain the same, the product will be referred to as Microsoft 365. Throughout the coming timeframe, these products as well as some others will absorb the new branding. However, the price will change. While Microsoft Office is a one-time, perpetual right-to-use, the new Microsoft 365 is a […]

Licensing by Virtual Core

Beginning in October 2022, Microsoft allows for licensing of certain products by virtual core. In this blog, we look at three (3) specific titles: Windows Server, System Center, and SQL Server.   Windows Server The announcement reads: “When licensing either edition of Windows Server by virtual machine…”   But there’s other parts of this statement – caveats, if you will: “The licensed server must be assigned a minimum of 8 core licenses per virtual machine.” – So four (4) 2-pack […]

Microsoft Changes Cloud Licensing

We all know how big cloud computing is. And you might be aware that a lawsuit was brought against Microsoft alleging its practices in the cloud were unfair. Technically, this case was brought in the European Union, but now Microsoft has responded to it by changing these practices worldwide. It is not clear that this will suffice in settling the lawsuit. These changes do not apply to what Microsoft refers to as “Listed Providers” – that is, Microsoft, Alibaba, AWS, […]

Microsoft Products Reaching End-of-Life in 2025

It’s not that far away. 2025. That year (and into 2026) spells the end of some on-premises software and end-of-support dates. This could leave your organization with unsupported software. And if there are regulations imposed whereby that cannot be abided, then there’s some work to do. However, some of the alternatives could be limiting – or, at least, more costly. Microsoft has increased its focus on subscriptions be they on-premise or cloud-based. This blog intends to provide an overview of […]

Upcoming Webinar: Microsoft Azure vs AWS

On June 28th, Miro Consulting’s Tim Hegedus will address some of the major differences between Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) and help you to determine which cloud is right for you. Topics will include: Hybrid Model Support Features & Differences Virtual Network Cloud vs Private Cloud Licensing Methodology Costs more… June 28th @ 2:30 – 3:00 PM ET Click here to register for event: https://miroconsulting.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FlH7DvqkS1G70GR-yxrmXA

10 Best Practices for Moving Oracle to the Cloud

If you’re running Oracle Database, you might wonder whether it’s the right time to migrate to the cloud. Miro Consulting, along with the cloud migration experts at Pythian, addressed these topics recently in a collaborative webinar. It will show you how to migrate in a safe and cost-effective way by knowing up front: Topics: The Oracle license implications of migrating to the cloud How you can save on Oracle Support costs if you’re considering OCI Why it’s important to define […]

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