As customers invest in Microsoft’s latest technologies and obtain new products like Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system, the company seeks to make it easier for customers to cut costs, determine licensing needs and deploy their solutions.
As part of Microsoft’s overall commitment to offer its industry partners and customers more choice and flexibility, the company is enhancing its suite of customer tools by adding more features to the Microsoft Product Licensing Advisor (MPLA), the Forrester Software Assurance ROI Tool and broadening its Microsoft License Statement (MLS) to new customers. In addition, Microsoft is giving maintenance customers more choice with their eLearning solutions.
To get a better sense of why Microsoft is designing these tools for customers, PressPass spoke with Joe Matz, vice president of Microsoft’s Worldwide Licensing and Pricing Group.
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