6 must-attend Microsoft webinars hosted by SHI this spring

SHI’s ringing in spring once again with our Microsoft webinar series, highlighting Microsoft’s latest products and licensing options. SHI and Microsoft have a long history of collaborating on regular webinars, which keep thousands of procurement and IT professionals up-to-date on Microsoft technologies.

There are six webinars scheduled for this spring. Sign up today to learn more about what SHI and Microsoft can do for your business! Continue Reading…

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10 must-attend Microsoft webinars hosted by SHI this fall

Microsoft SHI Fall Webinar Series 2016If you want to learn a thing or two about Microsoft’s latest products, we’ve got you covered. SHI will once again hold its fall webinar series on Microsoft’s latest product and licensing options. SHI and Microsoft have collaborated over the last decade on regular webinars, which provides thousands of procurement and IT professionals an education on Microsoft technologies.

There are 10 webinars scheduled for the late summer and into the fall. Sign up today to help achieve your business and IT goals for 2016. Continue Reading…

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5 more can’t-miss Microsoft webinars from SHI

SHI Microsoft fall webinar series 2014We’re midway through this season’s lineup of Microsoft webinars, and so far the attendance and conversations have been impressive. If you haven’t yet had a chance to join SHI’s and Microsoft’s experts in one of these sessions, we still have plenty more topics for you to choose from. Take a look at the schedule of remaining webinars below and be sure to register today for all the details on Microsoft technologies that can pull your 2015 goals within reach.

Enterprise Mobility Suite
Join SHI’s Celeste Grant for an introduction to the services, benefits, and licensing options of the Enterprise Mobility Suite — the most cost effective way to acquire Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, Windows Intune, and Microsoft Azure Rights Management.

When: Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. EST

Microsoft Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE)
SCE can help your organization standardize on Microsoft server and cloud technologies. It gives you access to pricing discounts, standard program terms, the option to buy perpetual or subscription licenses, Software Assurance, and more. Join SHI’s Matt O’Leary to learn more about how you can enroll.

When: Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. EST

How Can Azure Help Your Business?
SHI’s Rafael Victor will explore how organizations can use Azure to save time and money, extend their network, and serve as an alternative to tape backup.

When: Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. EST

Intune
Manjunath Balasundaram of Microsoft will demonstrate the importance of selecting a mobile device management (MDM) solution that combines an organization’s on-premises and cloud environments, and how Windows Intune can support your bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives.

When: Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. EST

What is MPSA?
Learn more about how Microsoft’s newest licensing agreement simplifies IT asset licensing and management from SHI’s Michael Stack.

When: Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. EST

Sign up for these fall webinars today!

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4 Microsoft webinars from SHI you don’t want to miss

SHI Microsoft fall webinar series 2014SHI’s Microsoft Fall 2014 Webinar Series is already underway, but there are a number of valuable discussions still lined up. Take a look at the next few topics we have planned and mark your calendars accordingly.

Take a Closer Look at Windows 8.1 … Including Mobile Devices
Join Microsoft’s Mark Hauge as he reviews the pros and cons of popular Windows 8.1 mobile devices and reveals best practices for licensing and deploying them in your environment.

When: Today at 2 p.m. EDT

Understanding Your SQL licensing as You Transition Your Microsoft Enrollment for Application Platform (EAP) to Server & Cloud Enrollment (SCE)
SHI veteran Michelle Forister will talk about the considerations to be made when deciding to transition your SQL licensing, including whether you should invest in Software Assurance.

When: Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. EDT

Software Asset Management
Join SHI’s Melissa Finneran in a discussion about how software asset management (SAM) can help your organization optimize its IT investments while controlling the costs and risks that come with managing those assets.

When: Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. EDT

Microsoft Licensing 101
Select Plus, Open, Enterprise Agreement (EA), and Microsoft Product and Services Agreement (MPSA). With so many licensing vehicles available, how do you know which is the best to choose? Lisa Carbonaro, SHI’s Microsoft licensing expert, will review the licensing options available across Microsoft’s applications, systems, servers, and SaaS offerings.

When: Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. EDT

Sign up for these fall webinars today!

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Microsoft volume licensing and product webinars now available

SHI Microsoft webinar seriesEach spring, SHI and Microsoft collaborate on a series of webinars designed to educate procurement and IT pros about the newest Microsoft product and licensing options in order to help them best support their end users. This year we covered Windows 8.1, Office 365, Azure, and a number of other software asset management and licensing topics.

If you missed those webinars, or are looking for a refresher, the event recordings are now available. Check out the lineup below and click on a title for a brief overview before committing to the full recording.

Open Value & Open Business
Reasons to Migrate to Windows 8.1
Licensing Windows 8.1 and the Microsoft Touch Experience
Software Asset Management
Server Cloud Enrollment
Microsoft Licensing 101
How Can Azure Help Your Business?
Microsoft Azure and Windows Intune
Intro to Office 365
Migrating to Office 365
Academic EES
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Get Intune with Microsoft licensing and desktop optimization

SHI Microsoft Webinar Series

With the weather heating up, both the spring season and our Microsoft Spring 2013 Webinar Series are rapidly coming to an end. But don’t fret, we still have two more webinars lined up, and we’d love for you to attend.

Why? Because the webinars are focused on optimizing your desktops and getting you Intune with Microsoft licensing (I Azure you it’s easy).

Microsoft Online Services: Intune and Azure
Two topics, twice the pun fun. First, learn how Windows Intune can help you support your organization’s BYOD initiatives and a range of platforms, including Windows RT, Windows 8, iOS, and Android, without adding infrastructure. Then discover how to quickly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers with Windows Azure.

When: Tomorrow, May 23 at 2 p.m. EDT

Optimize the Desktop
In SHI’s last webinar of the season, we’ll show you how to achieve the right balance in desktop infrastructure — one that gives your employees the flexibility they need to be productive, while providing IT with the level of control, manageability, and security it requires.

When: Thursday, June 6 at 2 p.m. EDT

Registration for both webinars is open now. If you’re unable to attend either of these sessions, or if you missed any of our previous Microsoft webinars, don’t worry. Recordings of all past webinars are available in our archive.

Now it’s your turn. What questions about Microsoft products and/or licensing do you have? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover in our next webinar series? If you’ve attended any of our webinars, what can we do to improve your experience?

Please drop us a line in the comments section below, and share this post with anyone who could use help in choosing, acquiring, deploying, or managing Microsoft technology. Thank you, and have a #Likeable day!

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Get Intune with Microsoft licensing and desktop optimization

SHI Microsoft Webinar Series

With the weather heating up, both the spring season and our Microsoft Spring 2013 Webinar Series are rapidly coming to an end. But don’t fret, we still have two more webinars lined up, and we’d love for you to attend.

Why? Because the webinars are focused on optimizing your desktops and getting you Intune with Microsoft licensing (I Azure you it’s easy).

Microsoft Online Services: Intune and Azure
Two topics, twice the pun fun. First, learn how Windows Intune can help you support your organization’s BYOD initiatives and a range of platforms, including Windows RT, Windows 8, iOS, and Android, without adding infrastructure. Then discover how to quickly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers with Windows Azure.

When: Tomorrow, May 23 at 2 p.m. EDT

Optimize the Desktop
In SHI’s last webinar of the season, we’ll show you how to achieve the right balance in desktop infrastructure — one that gives your employees the flexibility they need to be productive, while providing IT with the level of control, manageability, and security it requires.

When: Thursday, June 6 at 2 p.m. EDT

Registration for both webinars is open now. If you’re unable to attend either of these sessions, or if you missed any of our previous Microsoft webinars, don’t worry. Recordings of all past webinars are available in our archive.

Now it’s your turn. What questions about Microsoft products and/or licensing do you have? Are there specific topics you’d like us to cover in our next webinar series? If you’ve attended any of our webinars, what can we do to improve your experience?

Please drop us a line in the comments section below, and share this post with anyone who could use help in choosing, acquiring, deploying, or managing Microsoft technology. Thank you, and have a #Likeable day!

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Learn about Microsoft licensing in upcoming SHI Microsoft webinars

SHI Microsoft Webinar Series

You want the simplest, most cost-effective way to acquire the latest Microsoft technology. Don’t we all?

Do you work for a corporate, academic, charitable, or government organization that prefers to pay for software as you go? Or are you with a small-to-midsize business that wants more control over your investment and access to training, deployment planning, software upgrades, and product support?

Either way, the next webinar in our Microsoft Spring 2013 Webinar Series, “Open Value and Open Business,” is for you. We’ll cover the Microsoft Open Value and Open Business programs from head to toe so you can decide which is the best fit for your organization. Check out this feature comparison chart to get started.

It starts today at 2 p.m. EDT. Simply use these log in credentials to join:

Join online: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/shi2/join
Meeting ID: G673PH
Entry Code: 2{@kTW9
Call in US/Canada: 877.866.2469
Conference ID: 88386838

Then, come back later this month on April 25 for a webinar on the Microsoft Enrollment for Application Platform (EAP) and Enrollment for Core Infrastructure (ECI). In this session you’ll learn about licensing SQL Server, BizTalk Server (Microsoft recently changed the BizTalk Server licensing model), SharePoint Server, Visual Studio, Windows Server, and System Center, and discover how you can realize additional savings. Sign up by scrolling down to #11.

Want to join these webinars but aren’t available on those dates? Don’t worry. We’ll record the sessions and post the files online for you to watch at your convenience. Or feel free to ask us any questions by leaving a comment below.

Did I mention we’re also raffling off an Xbox 360 after each webinar?

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Upcoming SHI webinars: Microsoft Exchange 2013, Licensing 101, and Windows Server and System Center 2012

SHI Microsoft Webinar Series

What’s new in Microsoft Exchange 2013, Windows Server 2012, and System Center 2012? Why should you migrate to any of these products, and how do you license them? Which Microsoft Volume Licensing program is the best option for your organization?

Our Microsoft Spring 2013 Webinar Series will provide the answers to these questions and more. Attendees will learn about new and discontinued product features, supported migration scenarios, and the ins and outs of Microsoft licensing, whether in an on-premise, cloud, or hybrid scenario.

Here is SHI’s March schedule of Microsoft webinars:

  • Exchange 2013. Learn how to increase user productivity, keep your organization safe, and maintain the control you want with the newest version of Exchange. When: March 14 at 2 p.m. EDT
  • Licensing 101. Uncover the ins and outs of Microsoft product licensing for applications, systems, servers, and software-as-a-service. When: March 21 at 2 p.m. EDT
  • Managing your server environment with Windows Server and Systems Center 2012. Learn how organizations of all sizes can cloud optimize their IT. When: March 28 at 2 p.m. EDT

Registration for all three events is open now. “Exchange 2013” takes place this Thursday, so be sure to sign up soon.

As always, if you can’t make it but have questions on any of these products and/or Microsoft licensing in general, drop us a note in the comments section below.

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Join SHI for a Microsoft Office 365 Webinar on Feb. 28

SHI Microsoft Webinar Series

Whether you’re a small or midsize business, an academic institution, a government organization, or large enterprise with advanced IT requirements, customers agree that Microsoft Office 365 makes it easy to create, communicate, and share in the cloud.

That’s why the next webinar in our Microsoft Spring 2013 Webinar Series is dedicated to showing how your organization can use Office 365 to securely collaborate with anywhere access to email, web conferencing, documents, and calendars. We’ll also cover Office 365 licensing, subscriptions plans, and deployment options.

The webinar is taking place Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. EST, so be sure to register here (scroll down to #5). Oh, and just for attending you’ll receive a chance to win an Xbox 360 to do with whatever your gaming heart desires, such as inviting me over to bust moves with you in Dance Central 3.*

If you can’t make it but have questions about Office 365, let us know in a comment below.

*Disclaimer: Video game and dancing partner not included.

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