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Well, this has given us all something to talk about here at Licensing Towers!
Microsoft have announced a series of changes to their partner program and, as part of this, they are retiring a number of competencies – including those for Volume Licensing and Software Asset Management (SAM).
If you’re a current partner, wondering what this means for you and your business, Microsoft have produced an FAQ document which has some very relevant questions and can be downloaded here (http://bit.ly/1NnZi67).
Although the competencies are being retired, there are two things that Microsoft make clear:
1) Continued Volume Licensing certification will still be a requirement for Distributor and LSP partners
2) SAM is still very much a focus for Microsoft and they will continue to work with partners on this... Continue reading.