The End of Microsoft EAP/ECI…the Beginning of SCE

The End of Microsoft EAP/ECI…the Beginning of SCE

Come November 10, 2013, Microsoft will be launching Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE). SCE is a three-year enrollment under the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) that will replace the soon-to-be retired Enrollment for Core Infrastructure (ECI), Enrollment for Application Platform (EAP), and Enterprise Wide Agreement (EWA) programs.

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ECI and System Center: 101

One of the ways Microsoft is trying to help customers save money and also get them to adopt more Microsoft into their virtual environment is through the Enrollment for Core Infrastructure (ECI) agreement. This agreement was introduced as a way to bundle the necessary software components together to help manage growth for customers that have begun virtualizing their Windows Server environment, have at least 50 processors in their Windows server environment and most importantly, that are currently leveraging or plan to leverage System Center. [Read more…]

Licensing Tablets For The Enterprise: A Primer

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As consumers increasingly use tablets in their work life,  IT and licensing managers are facing a new series of headaches. Like it or not, though, tablets in the enterprise are here to stay.

Softchoice wanted to help take the sting out of this brave new world with a primer designed to give guidance for delivering and licensing business apps through tablets.

This new brief, written by Softchoice’s virtualization and licensing experts, focuses on the burdens of trying to license a non-Microsoft OS tablet, such as Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. In it, we cover three common methods to do so:

  • Method 1: VMware infrastructure
  • Method 2: Citrix Infrastructure
  • Method 3: Microsoft only Infrastructure

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Hopefully, getting you the help you need can turn this tablet predicament into a bright spot. After all – enabling workers to be more mobile, and productive, can be an incredible strategic feat.

As the licensing guidelines become more clear in this area (the laws seem to be getting written, as we speak), our team of licensing experts will report back regularly. If you had any specific questions, today, fill in this request form and we’ll get back to you with helpful advice right away.