I’m a Microsoft Licensing MCP and spend a great deal of my time helping customers & colleagues with Microsoft licensing queries. This could be recommending the best programme to purchase on, the most cost-effective way to licence a particular product/project or it could be finding and rectifying compliancy issues.
While some parts of MS licensing can be difficult and it is an area that requires experts such as myself-I really don’t think it’s as difficult as people make out. Yes, customers can be put off by it’s apparent complexities but that is the case for so many things in IT yet it’s only MS licensing that comes in for such a bashing. I think part of it is similar to how PCs get more malware than Macs-MS licensing is simply more common than other manufacturers. Oracle licensing can be MUCH more complicated than SQL for example…but you just don’t hear people moaning about it as much.
Please let me know your thoughts in the comments 🙂