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March 2021 – Product Terms – Azure Dev/Test Pricing

March Product Term is released with the usual monthly changes. This month Microsoft has decided to add a paragraph into the Azure Services entry. Note : it is also a good opportunity to test the “Compare with current” functionality of the new Product Terms Site. Nothing new, but a kind reminder from Microsoft in case […]

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Microsoft Product Terms – December 2020 – Power Apps Promo

The last monthly Product Terms document released by Microsoft contains a new promotion : “ Power Apps Promotion for EA, EAS, and CSP Customers”, on page 110. You may have noticed it unless you felt asleep reading one of the previous 109 pages … Microsoft communicates on fact that the company is in Gartner’s Magic […]

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Azure Hybrid Benefit for Red Hat and Suse

Since many years, Linux and Windows Server are peacefully coexisting into customers datacenters, so it is not a surprise to find the same repartition into cloud provider’s multitenant infrastructures. Nothing new from a licensing perspective, considering that it was already possible to BYOS (Bring Your Own Subscription) on Azure. However, Microsoft announced a new Hybrid […]

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Access Plan – Year End Sale

Because economic situation remains tough for many companies, and SamBox.io is a manner to compress your Microsoft or Oracle spend, we are happy to launch for all new customers a limited offer until December 31, 2020 with 50% discount applicable on all Access Plan prices. Because Access plan corresponds to a credit for one optimized […]

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Robotic Process Automation – licensing dangers

What is Robotic Process Automation? Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can be a powerful tool, typically adopted by power users first. Imagine that you can now easily create automatic processing for Office documents received in your mailbox, for example to store them on OneDrive and send alerts by mail and through your Teams channel. It’s a […]

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SAM Return of Investment – the 3 Golden Rules

From Risk & Cost Avoidance, to real Cash savings The question of SAM RoI is often raised by customers, especially those who hesitate into purchasing SAM Solutions. YES, you can get RoI with SAM Solutions with 3 Golden Rules: The RoI of your SAM Solution directly comes from its helping you make decisions on you […]

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Optimizing your licensing thanks to (re)negotiation

SAM Managers know how to count and use licenses in a efficient way. SW Buyers & Procurement Managers know how to negotiate contractual terms and financial conditions. Well, that is a very basic way to see roles and responsabilities for these stakeholders, and I am not trying into that post to state who should do […]