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Unlock the Essentials: Master Microsoft Licensing Fundamentals for Effective IT Asset Management:

Microsoft Essentials provides an introduction to Microsoft to help you get started with managing this Tier 1 software vendor. This essential course offers a comprehensive overview of Microsoft as a company, spanning its history, key dates, key product lines and key agreement. This provides insights into how these products are used and understand their significance in the IT Asset Management (ITAM) and Software Asset Management (SAM) landscape. 

Designed for beginners in Microsoft or those new to the ITAM/SAM space, this course helps you gain familiarity with the landscape of Microsoft in the 21st century including:

  • Main product focus areas.
  • Financial year breakdown. 
  • Key acquisitions. 
  • Agreement types. 
  • Compliance risks. 

What You'll Learn:

Course Content

  • Where are Microsoft focusing now and in the future?
  • What is their financial year?
  • Key acquisitions.
  • In-premises/SaaS/Cloud. 

  • Hybrid options. 

  • What agreements are available? 

  • How is this changing? 

  • What is Software Assurance? 

  • On-premises compliance risks.

  • SaaS compliance risks. 

  • Cloud compliance risks. 


Rich has been in the world of software licensing since 2003, and genuinely loves talking about it! He spent 12 years at a Microsoft channel partner, helping organisations select the best licensing agreements and make the most of their investments – and training internal sales teams. His deep knowledge of Microsoft licensing, for both products and agreements, means his training can cover a wide range of topics that will help organisations every day. His range of experiences gives his training a unique edge that makes it easy to digest, informative and fun.

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