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Microsoft Virtual Machine Software Reservations available

Effective November 8, 2022, Microsoft Virtual Machine Software Reservations are available. These are the newest members of Microsoft’s reservations family. Microsoft Virtual Machine Software Reservations enable customers to take advantage of discounts by making a duration-based commitment (one or three years) when buying third-party software to run in their virtual

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USU Software Asset Management now Oracle Java certified

Effective November 2, 2022, USU Software Asset Management (SAM) is verified for Data Discovery of Oracle Java. Hence, Oracle will accept data from the USU solution instead of deploying Oracle measurement tools in case of the preparation for an audit. Besides Oracle Java SE Desktop and the Java SE Processor

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Veeam Backup for Salesforce promotion

Until December 31, 2022, promotional pricing for Veeam Backup for Salesforce is available. Veeam offers two new promotions on 1-year Veeam Backup for Salesforce subscriptions. The first promotion provides fixed pricing for 300 users in the first year including standard 24/7 production support. The second promotion provides fixed pricing for

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VMware vSphere 8 available

Effective October 24, 2022, VMware vSphere 8 is available. VMware’s new enterprise workload platform, vSphere 8: brings the benefits of cloud to on-premises workloads supercharges performance with DPU and GPU based acceleration enhances operational efficiency through the VMware Cloud Console seamlessly integrates with add-on hybrid cloud services accelerates innovation with

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 2 promotion

Until June 30, 2023, a promotion on Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Plan 2 is available which offers a 50% discount. New or existing customers, including those looking to upgrade from Plan 1 to Plan 2, qualify for this offer. The promo is for Enterprise Agreement (EA) and Enterprise Subscription Agreement

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Microsoft Office is becoming Microsoft 365

Effective November 1, 2022, the new Microsoft 365 App will replace Office.com. Effective January 1, 2023, the new Microsoft 365 App will also replace the Office mobile app and the Office app for Windows. The “traditional” perpetual licenses for Office 2021 stay branded as Office at this time. There are

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Microsoft Viva Suite additions

Effective August 23, 2022, Microsoft Viva Engage, a new component of the Viva Suite, is generally available. Viva Engage is a Microsoft Teams app powered by Yammer that connects everyone at your organization through digital communities, virtual events, rich conversation tools, and more. Viva Engage is available to anyone with

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Microsoft Azure Savings Plan for Compute

Effective October 12, 2022, Microsoft Azure Savings Plan for Compute is available. Microsoft Azure Savings Plan for Compute enables customers to take advantage of better pricing across a range of Azure compute services by committing to spend a fixed hourly amount for one or three years. Once the plan is

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