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Microsoft Enterprise Agreement: A Comprehensive Guide to Reducing Unexpected License Costs and Compliance Risk

Published: 03 October 2016

ID: G00304339

Analyst(s): Dolores Ianni , Stephen White , Ben Jepson , Marie Sienkowski


Technology procurement leaders and software asset managers are challenged to foresee potential noncompliance scenarios and unexpected license costs before entering into a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement. Gartner has developed a large body of useful research to help mitigate these financial risks.

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Research Highlights

  • How to Mitigate the Loss of Use Rights When Dropping Software Assurance
  • How to Avoid Unexpected License Costs With Cloud Subscriptions
  • How to Minimize Compliance Issues With Desktop Virtualization
  • Reduce the Risk of Server Noncompliance
  • How to Account for the Indirect Data Access Rule

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