All posts by Fabian Schneider

Microsoft Teams Calling Direct Routing with POST Luxembourg CloudVoice

We are proud to announce the Microsoft Teams Calling Direct Routing case study of POST Luxembourg with SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT. With POST Luxembourg’s CloudVoice solution, employees are easily accessible and can effortlessly make internal and external calls, wherever they are. It enables companies to assign unique telephone extensions to every individual employee, which are implemented in Microsoft Teams. In times, in which mobility, flexibility and reachability are a necessity, CloudVoice is the reliable solution for every workplace.

You can download the full article here: Microsoft Teams Calling Direct Routing with POST Luxembourg CloudVoice.

For further information, please visit: https://www.post.lu/en/independants-et-pme/catalogue-produits/telephone/cloudvoice.

Please find our interview on the POST Luxembourg’s CloudVoice solution here:

Veeam Backup Essentials Universal License Promo

Effective November 23, 2020 until November 30, 2020, Veeam grants a 50% discount on 5-10 instances of the Veeam Backup Essentials (VBE) Veeam Universal License (VUL).

To acquire this discount, the user must register at the promotion page between November 23 and November 30 to secure the promotion code. Afterwards, the customer hands us (SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT) the code to get a quote for VBE VUL with 50% off.

For the promotion page, please visit: https://www.veeam.com/black-friday-emea.html.

For general information on the Veeam Universal License (VUL), please visit: https://www.veeam.com/universal-licensing.html.

For general information Veeam Backup Essentials (VBE), please visit: https://www.veeam.com/smb-vmware-hyper-v-essentials.html.

Please contact us to hand in the promotion code.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Trial

Effective October 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020, a 3-month trial license for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 is available and can be activated once per account. This is a fully functional production license without any obligation to purchase upon expiration.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 eliminates the risk of losing access and control over your Office 365 data to ensure that your data is always protected and accessible.

To request the 3-month free license for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365, please visit: https://www.veeam.com/backup-microsoft-office-365-promo.html.

Veeam Renewals Offers

For contracts expiring between November 1, 2020 and June 2021, the Veeam 24/7 for Multi-Year Promo offers the following benefits, when choosing a multi-year renewal:

  • Latest major releases
  • Free production support throughout the whole renewal plan
  • Added savings of up to 13% for a 3-year renewal and up to 25% for a 5-year renewal

Eligible for this promotion are small- and medium-sized businesses, commercial customers and enterprise customers (excluding new business opportunities in 2020) renewing one of the following products with perpetual or subscription contracts: Veeam Backup & Replication (VBR), Veeam Availability Suite (VAS), Veeam Backup Essentials (VBE), Veeam Availability Orchestrator (VAO) or Veeam ONE.

For existing perpetual contracts expired more than 6 months ago, but no more than 1 year ago, the Veeam We Want You Back Program offers customers the choice between two exclusive renewal offers:

  • No backdated maintenance fee – The new support contract will start from the date of the new renewal order, not from the expiration date of the current license.
  • Migrate to Veeam Universal License and avoid future maintenance

Please contact us for more information.

Microsoft Visual Studio Subscriptions with GitHub Enterprise price reduction

Effective October 1, 2020, Microsoft has drastically reduced the price to upgrade from a Visual Studio Subscription to the equivalent edition including GitHub Enterprise for Enterprise Agreement (EA) customers only. As of October, the price of Visual Studio Subscription without GitHub Enterprise and a Visual Studio Subscription with GitHub Enterprise is almost equal.

To get the most of your investment, we recommend upgrading to

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Enterprise with GitHub Enterprise
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional with GitHub Enterprise

For more information on Microsoft Visual Studio Subscriptions with GitHub Enterprise, please visit: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/subscriptions/visual-studio-github/.

For more details on the upgrade to Microsoft Visual Studio Subscriptions with GitHub Enterprise, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/subscriptions/assign-github.

Microsoft Azure DevOps Server 2020 available

Effective October 6, 2020, Microsoft Azure DevOps Server 2020 is released. Previously known as Team Foundation Server (TFS), Azure DevOps Server is a set of collaborative software development tools, hosted on-premises. Azure DevOps Server integrates with your existing integrated development environment (IDE) or editor, enabling your cross-functional team to work effectively on projects of all sizes.

A direct upgrade to Azure DevOps Server 2020 is supported from Azure DevOps Server 2019 or Team Foundation Server 2015 or newer. There are no changes to the existing Server/Client Access License (CAL) licensing model, according to the Microsoft Product Terms of October 2020.

For more information, please refer to the announcement: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/devops/azure-devops-server-2020-rtw-now-available/.

For the release notes of the product, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/server/release-notes/azuredevops2020?view=azure-devops.

For more details on Microsoft Azure DevOps Server requirements, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/server/requirements?view=azure-devops-2020.

For general information on Microsoft Azure DevOps Server, please visit: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/devops/server/.

Microsoft Azure VMware solution

Effective September 29, 2020, the Microsoft Azure VMware solution is generally available (GA). This enables customers to seamlessly move VMware-based workloads from their data centers to Azure and integrate their VMware environment with Azure.

From a licensing perspective, customers running Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server workloads can use the Azure Hybrid Benefit to reuse existing on-premises licenses and can also save money on the infrastructure by purchasing Reserved Instances.

For further information, please find the announcement here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/the-new-azure-vmware-solution-is-now-generally-available/.

For details on the solution itself, please visit: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/azure-vmware/.

Veeam Enterprise Plus Edition Promo

Effective October 15, 2020 until December 31, 2020, Veeam Enterprise Plus Edition is available for 20% off the price list, if you are upgrading your existing Veeam backup product to Enterprise Plus edition. This includes features such as:

  • Powerful Network Attached Storage (NAS) backup
  • Built-in Wide area network (WAN) Acceleration
  • Backup from Storage Snapshots
  • Scale out Backup Repository™

For more information on the Veeam Enterprise Plus Edition promotion, please visit: https://www.veeam.com/upsell-promo-emea.html.

Please contact us for more information.

Veeam Backup Starter and Essentials: Promo and Licensing Changes

Effective October 1, 2020, all former Veeam Backup Starter customers are automatically being migrated to Veeam Backup Essentials (VBE) as Veeam ends the sale of Veeam Backup Starter.

Effective October 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020, all former Starter customers can extend their newly migrated VBE subscription up to five years at a 50% savings. Additionally, Starter customers may also expand their new VBE subscription up to 50 instances at 50% off.

Veeam Backup Essentials (VBE) is a solution designed for small businesses which delivers powerful, affordable and easy to use backup, recovery, monitoring and reporting for virtual workloads, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper V and Nutanix AHV, as well as physical and cloud workloads ― from a single console.

Effective October 1, 2020, the minimum purchase requirement of Veeam Backup Essentials (VBE) will be reduced from ten (10) to five (5) Veeam Universal Licenses (VUL).

For more information on the migration for Veeam Backup Starter customers, please visit: https://www.veeam.com/veeam-backup-starter-essentials-faq.html.

Please contact us for more information.