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Knowledge = Savings

Want to save money on your next purchase of Microsoft software? No, don't buy illegal dupes from Bulgaria. I'm not talking about saving 100 percent; I'm talking about substantial discounts on volume purchases.

Knowing how to negotiate and deeply understand Redmond licensing options is important, but as licensing guru Scott Braden points out, you can't start to bargain until you know exactly what you already have.

Scott also points out that Microsoft itself is pushing new ways to get an accurate software inventory.

See what Scott has to say in his exclusive monthly column here.

Posted by Doug Barney on April 03, 2007 at 11:52 AM


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