Barney's Blog

Blog archive

An SA Oops

I tried to become an expert in Software Assurance. I thoroughly read a report from Scott Braden, who writes a column for Redmondmag.com, about negotiating with Microsoft. I also read a 100-plus-page report from Directions on Microsoft and then devoured everything Microsoft put out. Despite having written a 10,000-word PDF on the subject, I still readily admit to being confused. And I was plenty mixed up last week when I said that Microsoft's new desktop optimization tools were free for SA customers and $10 a year for non-SA end users. Like Mel Gibson at a traffic stop, I clearly misspoke. It is $10 a year for SA end users and not available to the rest of us. Here's what Microsoft has to say on the matter.

Posted by Doug Barney on October 26, 2006 at 11:52 AM


Featured

  • The 2022 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    Microsoft has a lot in the docket for 2022, including new products like SQL Server 2022, Exchange Subscription Edition and Visual Studio 2022 for Mac.

  • Report: IT Budgets To Increase Despite Slowdown in Hiring

    A newly published annual report found that 51 percent of IT departments are planning to increase their IT spending next year, even in the face of a possible recession.

  • Microsoft Bolsters 'Employee Experience' with Latest Viva Apps

    Microsoft's Viva suite is getting new apps and enhancements, according to an announcement made on Thursday.

  • Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Version 22H2

    The latest version of Windows 11, known as "version 22H2," officially has been released.