Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop Promotion

Until March 31, 2021, Microsoft offers a promotion of the Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) platform to new customers.

This promotion allows new Windows Virtual Desktop customers to save 30% of the computing costs in D-series and Bs-series virtual machines for up to 90 days, when using Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop native platform and activated before March 31st, 2021. Eligible customers can activate the promotion directly in the Azure Portal. Please note, that only one subscription per billing scope is eligible for the promotion.

Windows Virtual Desktop is the only service that delivers simplified management, a multi-session Windows 10 experience, optimizations for Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise, and support for Windows Server Remote Desktop Services (RDS) desktops and apps. With Windows Virtual Desktop, customers can deploy and scale their Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes and get built-in security and compliance features.

For the activation of the offer, please visit: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/offers/windows-virtual-desktop-offer/.

For more information on Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-desktop/overview or https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/virtual-desktop/.

Microsoft Power Apps Promos

Effective December 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, promotional pricing is available for Microsoft Power Apps.

The Power Apps per App Promo is available to all customers with an existing or new Enterprise Agreement (EA), Enterprise Subscription Agreement (EAS), or Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) agreement and requires a minimum purchase of 200 licenses.

The Power Apps per User Promo is available to all customers with an existing or new EA or EAS and requires a minimum purchase of 5,000 licenses.

For more information, please see the footnote on the Power Apps pricing page here: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/.

Please contact us for more details.

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 Teams Audio Conferencing available for free

Available from October 1, 2020 until January 31, 2021, Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing can be acquired for free for Enterprise Agreement (EA) customers until the end of their enrollment as long as there is at least 20% Microsoft Teams Meetings adoption withing the first six months.

Furthermore, effective October 1, 2020 until March 31, 2021, Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing is available for free for 12 months through Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and by Web Direct customers (without Microsoft Teams Meetings adoption requirement).

Audio Conferencing in Microsoft 365 and Office 365 enables users to call in to meetings from their phones. It is especially helpful for participants, who do not have reliable internet access and allows up to 250 phone attendees.

Those offers are available worldwide with exceptions of China and India.

For the announcement and details on the offers, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/09/08/3-deals-meeting-calling-experiences-microsoft-teams/.

For more information on Microsoft Teams Audio Conferencing, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/audio-conferencing-in-office-365.

Microsoft Teams Advanced Communications promotion available

Effective September 8, 2020 until January 31, 2021, Microsoft Teams Advanced Communications is available for 35% off the price list. This promotion is eligible worldwide for customers with Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) and paid Microsoft 365 or Office 365 license with Microsoft Teams as long as there is at least 20% Microsoft Teams Meetings adoption within the first six months.

Advanced Communications is an add-on for Microsoft Teams. It provides calling and meeting capabilities that include large meetings, meeting customization, communications integrations and workflows, and tools to manage your organization’s communications policies.

Microsoft also announced broader availability for Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) and Web Direct customers to be coming soon.

For the announcement and details on the offer, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/blog/2020/09/08/3-deals-meeting-calling-experiences-microsoft-teams/.

For more information on Microsoft Teams Advanced Communications, please visit: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams-add-on-licensing/advanced-communications.

VMware Cloud Foundation Express Promotion available

Effective August 6, 2020 to January 22, 2021, the promotion for VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) Express is available. VCF is a hybrid cloud platform for modernizing data centers and deploying modern apps. It is built on VMware vSphere, vSAN, NSX, and vRealize Suite, providing a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking, security, and cloud management to run enterprise apps across hybrid clouds. Existing VMware vSphere customers can purchase VCF with new vSphere or bring existing licenses to the cluster.
The VCF Express promotion offers a 25% discount off the list price of VCF Standard.

For further information on the VMware Cloud Foundation Express promotion, please visit: https://blogs.vmware.com/cloud-foundation/2020/08/06/vcf-express-hci-kit-promotions/ and have a look at the Stock Keeping Units (SKU) List: https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/vmw-vcf-express-promo-sku-list-two.pdf.

VMware vRealize Suite Standard and VMware vCloud Suite Standard promotions available

Effective September 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021, promotions on VMware vRealize Suite Standard and VMware vCloud Suite Standard are available. VMware vRealize offers unified visibility, capacity planning, performance, cost optimization and speedy troubleshooting.

These promotions offer a 50% discount off license list prices.

For further information on the promotions for VMware vRealize Suite Standard and VMware vCloud Suite Standard, please visit: https://blogs.vmware.com/management/2020/08/vrealize-vcloud-suite-promo.html.

VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure Kit promotion available

Effective August 6, 2020 to July 23, 2021, the promotion for VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Kit is available. VMware HCI Kits are designed to easily adopt HCI and provide customers with the foundational building blocks of the hybrid cloud: VMware Cloud Foundation. VMware vSAN is the only hyperconverged infrastructure solution that is natively integrated with industry leading virtualization platform, VMware vSphere.
VMware HCI Kits offer a simple way for customers to purchase VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN licenses together while still offering flexibility for independent deployment and upgrades.
The VMware HCI Kit promotion offers a 25% discount off license list prices for select HCI Kits including: HCI Kit Standard, HCI Kit Advanced, HCI Kit Operations Management, HCI Kit ROBO Advanced.

For further information on the VMware HCI Kit promotion, please visit: https://blogs.vmware.com/cloud-foundation/2020/08/06/vcf-express-hci-kit-promotions.
For more information, please visit: https://www.vmware.com/products/hyper-converged-infrastructure.html.