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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 […]

Warning: Your Software Asset Management (SAM) Tool is NOT Certified

IT professionals must remember that a tool does not understand the rules Many software license management tools claim to be certified by Oracle, Microsoft, IBM and others, but none actually are. For example, Oracle’s LMS page does list a number of tools, but only as supplements, not as certified tools, and they often miss 90% of Oracle products. “Tools from the following vendors have been verified to provide the required data set to supplement a LMS engagement. The scope of […]

Miro Consulting Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary with Record Breaking Growth

Miro Consulting, the world’s leading software license management expert, is celebrating its 15-year anniversary with record breaking growth in revenue and headcount. “Miro Consulting had an impressive revenue surge in Fiscal 2016, with a record breaking number of new clients. Through our consulting services, our clients were able to save over $100 million dollars this year alone. This success is a testament to our dedicated and talented employees who work as trusted partners with our clients. We are looking forward […]

Guest Blog: Paul Vallee, Pythian on Bash

A new vulnerability in a utility called “Bash”, a commonly-installed command execution shell, was discovered yesterday. This vulnerability has been termed “SHELLSHOCK” by the media. Pythian’s systems were patched overnight and are no longer vulnerable. This vulnerability only affects Linux systems, so if you are not running Linux on your data center servers this vulnerability does not apply to you. What is Bash? Bash is a “shell”—a basic component that enables interaction between a human and an operating system, in this […]

Miro Consulting at 2014 World of IT Financial Management!

Next week, Miro’s Tim Hegegus will be presenting at the 2014 World of IT Financial Management on Optimizing Software License Investments. If you happen to be attending or in the area check it out! More details below!

IBM Audits & Licensing Live Q&A

Sign up for our next webinar on IBM audits and licensing! Miro’s IBM expert and senior analyst, Sharon Trembley, will answer audience submitted questions on IBM audits, IBM license compliance and IBM cost containment strategies. Topics will range from triggers for an IBM audit, tokenization licensing to how to use ILMT effectively and efficiently.

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