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NEW Post-Sale Windows Server 2012 Standard Additional Licenses!

On September 28th, 2015 new ‘After Point of Sale’ (APOS) Windows Server Standard Edition Additional Licenses Part Numbers will be available from HP, for both HP Factory builds, Distribution and Reseller Partners. Today's blog will show you all the benefits these will bring to you and your customers.



OEM Licensing: How many licenses do I need?

In this week’s edition of our OEM Licensing series, we take a closer look at additive licenses and how to calculate how many total licenses are needed to provide optimal server performance that will support your customers’ IT and business requirements.



Back to the basics: What is a server?

To improve your business (and even make more money) it is always important to reinforce and refresh your knowledge of the basics! To help with this, we go back to the basics of server solutions. This blog examines what a server is, how it differs from a regular desktop computer, the difference between peer-to-peer and server-based networks, and how to help your customers find their ideal server solution.




What the End of Mainstream Support for WS2008 & WS2008 R2 means for you?

Have you heard? Microsoft Mainstream Support for WS2008 and WS2008 R2 ended January 13, 2015. Find out what this entails, and what it means for you and your customers!



OEM Licensing Friday: Back to the basics

Last week’s blog, “Choose the right Windows Server solution for your business (and don’t forget the CALs!)” gave you four simple steps to help you design the best server solution for your SMB customers. Once you have chosen the best server and best OS, the next step is to determine the best way to license that OS. Read on for Licensing 101…



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