|Adobe Announces New Release/Promotion for Creative Cloud for Teams5/8/2013
Interested in purchasing and making the upgrade from the Creative Suite to the Creative Cloud? Contact your SoftwareONE representative today!
Windows VDA-to-Companion Subscription License (CSL) Transition4/23/2013
A new $0 SKU allows you to transition from Windows VDA to CSL which provides a Windows Pro primary user with similar rights to VDA, but on up to four companion devices, rather than one. The increased instances makes CSL a much more economical way to license, coming in at under 75% of the cost of a VDA license.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) support for Windows Azure Now Available!4/16/2013
Microsoft has officially announced the general availability of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) support for Windows Azure, including new Virtual Machine and Virtual Network capabilities. This release is now live in production, backed by an enterprise SLA, supported by Microsoft Support, and is ready to use for production apps.
VMware End of Availability Dates & Details3/27/2013
VMware recently announced the end of availability (EOA) for VMware products: Horizon Application Manager, View Enterprise Bundle/Add-on, and ThinApp Client/Suite. No further orders as standalone products will be accepted after the EOA date (see dates below). However, while the standalone packaging for these products will be discontinued, the product's functionality will still be available in other Horizon Family products as follows:
SoftwareONE US Receives CSAM Designation from IAITAM3/27/2013
The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) announced SoftwareONE is the first and only Software Asset Management (SAM) provider in the world to have the entire SAM team achieve the Certified Software Asset Manager (CSAM) designation. IAITAM offers the CSAM course to provide advanced education on ITAM fundamentals supporting best practices in SAM. After demonstrating in-depth knowledge and strong competence in both of these areas, all of SoftwareONE's US SAM experts achieved the CSAM designation.
SoftwareONE Named Best Global LAR for Operational Excellence in EMEA3/26/2013
Stans, Switzerland - March 26, 2013 - SoftwareONE is proud to announce that it has received the first ever award for the Best Global LAR (Large Account Reseller) from Microsoft's European Operations Centre (EOC).
SoftwareONE Recognized as Symantec's First Global SAM Partner2/27/2013
SoftwareONE is pleased to announce it has been recognized as Symantec’s first Global Software Asset Management (SAM) Partner. This partner program promotes customer satisfaction through proper asset management, increased value-added services for SAM providers, and access to third party audit protection services in the event of an audit, all while following the guidelines of the Global License Compliance Organization.
Microsoft Announces Office 365 ProPlus SA Transition Benefit1/30/2013
A new Office 365 ProPlus SA Transition benefit is available to EA customers who have Office Professional Plus SA. With this transition benefit, customers will be able to switch from Office Professional Plus SA to Office 365 ProPlus at the same price as they are paying for SA.
Microsoft Releases Office 365 Home Premium1/29/2013
New consumer cloud service works across devices to help busy people simplify their lives and get more done.
Adobe End of Upgrade Plan 1/2/2013
As part of Adobe's transition to the cloud, they have made some changes to their licensing model. As of January 1, 2013, Upgrade Plans and Maintenance for all Creative Suite products were discontinued and are no longer available.
Mindjet offers NEW Purchase Option for Individuals12/27/2012
Mindjet recently announced a new purchase option called Mindjet for Individuals. This offering provides a very appealing and affordable option for the traditional MindManager customer who is focused on individual productivity but not yet ready to take advantage of Mindjet’s collaboration capabilities.
VMware Announces End of Availability (EoA) of vSphere ESX 4.x12/27/2012
VMware recently notified customers of an End of Availability (“EoA”) date for VMware vSphere® ESX hypervisor 4.x and for VMware Management Assistant (“vMA”) versions 1 and 4. The end of availability date is August 15, 2013. This is a follow-on communication to the general announcement made in July 2011 in connection with the launch of vSphere 5.0.
Windows 8 Step-Up Promotion for Open Customers11/1/2012
Microsoft announced a new Windows 8 Step-Up Promotion for Open Customers that will run November 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013.
Autodesk Will Simplify Upgrade Pricing Model10/30/2012
In early 2013, Autodesk will simplify their upgrade pricing model into a single offering for licenses that are 1-6 versions old at a discount of 30% off new license SRP. Under the new upgrade program, product versions 2007-2012 will be eligible for upgrade pricing and product versions older than 2007 will not be eligible.
Important User CAL Price Changes from Microsoft10/17/2012
On December 1, 2012 Microsoft will make significant changes to CORE CAL and ECAL pricing which will directly affect ALL Volume Licensing Programs* and customers with renewals after December 1, 2012!