June 25, 2001

Microsoft preparing license audit blitzkrieg?

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "If a recent story by ZD-Net is accurate, then it appears Microsoft has a new
marketing tool for encouraging business customers to sign up for their easy-peasy,
but rather expensive, software license subscription scheme in favor of the old,
confusing, audit-it-yourself deal.

The gimmick involves demanding detailed license audits of medium-sized
businesses and making sure they're considerably more expensive and troublesome
than the new Enterprise Agreement Subscription scheme, which offers free
upgrades and on-line license-management tools along with its higher sticker price."

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