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Microsoft updates October 1st 2022

It’s been announced by Microsoft as of the 1st of October 2022 there will be significant upgrades to outsourcing and hosting terms. These benefits will change how you license and run workloads with cloud providers, including CSP programs. These changes will allow their customers to move their licenses to a parter’s cloud, leverage shared hardware and flexible deployment for software licenses.

Main Changes

Flexible Virtualisation – Microsoft customers with Software Assurance or subscription licenses  will be able to install solutions and run them on any cloud provider’s infrastructure. Microsoft have initially announced this benefit will be available beginning October 1st.

Windows Server licensing – Microsoft Software Assurance customers will be able to license Windows Server on a virtual core basis. This means customers can buy licenses only for the virtual cores they need without being tied to a physical number of cores on the server. In turn this for many businesses will result in lower licensing costs.

VDA add-on Elimination – To make it easier to virtualise Windows 10 and Windows 11, Virtual Desktop Application add on requirement is being eliminated. For customers with Microsoft F3, E3 and E5 who want to virtualise this will be easier.

Microsoft customers can work with CSP programs to get pre-built hosted desktop & server solutions. Customers will also have the choice to 1 and 3 year subscriptions for an array of licensing though CSP programs to offer a locked price for long-term subscriptions.

These new options will provide Microsoft customers with additional choices to deploy their solutions with more flexibility. Why not talk to an expert today and see how much you could save?

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