Presenter: Nathan Coutinho
This session will provide an in-depth view of how to license Microsoft products while utilizing client virtualization technologies. This will cover server operating systems, desktop operating systems, and management and monitoring products as well as the use cases in which they can be used.
With the continued focus on virtualizing the entire data center, migrating client technologies into the data center, disaster recovery and cloud computing, compliance will be key to your organization's success to ensure the proper and compliant use of Microsoft software for any project involving client virtualization.
Attendees will learn what the compliant way to virtualize is, and will get a glimpse of what the complexities are when it comes to software licensing in virtual machines as well as the costs involved to implement client virtualization. Nathan will also discuss tools available to monitor software inventory/compliance if such tools haven't been implemented in your current infrastructure.
At the end of the session, attendees can go back and rethink how to implement their solution based on the benefits of the licensing models as well as fix any compliance issues in order to avoid unnecessary legislation.