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Toolkit: Quantifying the Benefits of Windows Client Software Assurance and Desktop Optimization Pack

Published: 28 June 2013

ID: G00248404

Analyst(s): Michael Silver


The value of Software Assurance on Microsoft Windows and MDOP has changed significantly during the past couple of years. IT leaders need to understand the value of the components to determine whether they should buy SA for their organizations.

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When to Use

  • Features of Windows SA
  • Features of MDOP
  • Microsoft's Schedule for Various SA Entitlements
  • The Gartner Windows Client SA Value Tool
  • Main Inputs for Windows SA
  • Value Inputs for Windows SA — Windows 7 Features
  • Windows Enterprise Features and SA Use Rights
  • CSL
  • Organizationwide Benefits
  • MDOP Benefits
  • Summary

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