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The Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Renewal Decision Requires Advance Planning

Published: 28 May 2013

ID: G00249059

Analyst(s): Frances O'Brien


The key to a successful go/no-go decision on a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Renewal lies in good preparation and reliable pricing intelligence. IT procurement professionals who do their homework early on will pay significantly less for licensing than those who don't. Here is how to get started.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate Your Current Licensed Environment
  • Evaluate Your Future State and Compare With Microsoft Road Maps
  • Evaluate Software Assurance Benefits to Determine Value
  • Compare New Contracts and Use Rights With Existing Contract
  • Determine Your Licensing Strategy

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