Success in Microsoft licensing demands extraordinary attention to detail and the fine print. It also requires knowing where to find up-to-date information about Microsoft licensing rules. Five particular resources provide important information IT managers need to successfully license Microsoft software. Software asset managers should monitor these resources regularly to make certain they’re up-to-date on current usage rules. Procurement specialists and IT architects should refer to these documents before making a purchase or deployment decision.

The five essential resources for Microsoft Licensing are:

1. Microsoft End User Licensing Agreements

2. Microsoft Product Use Rights

3. Microsoft Volume Products List

4. Microsoft Licensing Advisor

5. Microsoft Licensing Briefs

The five resources are discussed in detail in a new report entitled ‘Five Essential Resources for Microsoft Licensing,’ found at:

The report is a sample of licensing guidance that Directions on Microsoft offers through an intensive 2-day Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp held in locations around the United States. At these events Directions on Microsoft’s team of independent licensing authorities provide insights and advice on how organizations can make smarter, more cost efficient licensing decisions. “We’ve spent a dozen years advising clients how to optimize their license choices. Now we’re making these strategies more widely available through our boot camps,” said Paul DeGroot, Research Vice President, Directions on Microsoft.

Directions on Microsoft’s Licensing Boot Camps teach attendees how to intelligently evaluate their Microsoft licensing options and maximize the return on their software investments, giving them confidence that they’re making the right choices for their organization. For more information on the Microsoft Licensing Boot Camps, download the brochure at this link: