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Info Advantage has been serving the Upstate New York area since 1993 , providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Getting The Most Out Of Microsoft Licensing

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For small and midsized business, the Microsoft 365 productivity suite is a staple in the software cupboard. How would you feel about spending a fraction of the cost of other licensed software, but still get some of the most revolutionary collaboration tools available? With Microsoft 365 you can do just that! It's a suite of applications that help you stay connected and get things done; providing you with powerful tools that help you work, learn, organize, connect, and create.

Info Advantage would like to share insights into the different ways you can buy Microsoft Licensing:

  • OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) – This option is a box product, downloadable retail copy, preinstalled on a device with a 1 time user license.
  • Advisor – This option is applied to M365 and O365 and the customer pays Microsoft directly.
  • CSP/NCE (Cloud Services/New Commerce Experience) – This option is procured through a reseller and applies to M365, O365, Windows Server, Windows CALs, SQL Server, SQL CALs.
  • Open Business – This option includes all Microsoft Products Perpetual, or Perpetual with Software Assurance (2-year upfront payment). Discontinued as of 12/31/2021.
  •  Open Value Annuity – Annual or Full Pay options (3-year upfront) – VLSC Distribution of Licenses.

On top of all that, Microsoft has recently announced changes to their Microsoft Customer Experience Platform. These changes allow you to unlock the value of your customer data to create personalized experiences, delivering more relevant customer engagements and building deeper connections. Best of all, Info Advantage is here to make sure that you have the guidance you need to set it up and manage it properly.

Do you want to find out where you currently stand in your licensing based on all the changes in 2022? Claim a Free Microsoft Licensing Summary Report by emailing . This report takes 72 hours to generate, but ultimately will provide your business with all documentation of licensing purchased with Microsoft. After which, we can talk about next steps for your business and how to best leverage your licensing!

It’s our goal to provide enterprise-level IT practices and solutions to your business and our experiences have allowed us to build and develop the infrastructure needed to keep our clients up and running. You can listen to our recent webinar on "Microsoft Program Changes 2022" for even more details. 

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