The largest tech company – Microsoft is planning to bring some changes in its licensing strategy in case its partners and customers are attracted towards its products and want improved versions of the various products.
In the coming financial year 2011, the company will be working on the basic structure to overhaul the licensing infrastructure and plans. However, a new line up is not expected in this epoch due to the coming volume licensing changes.
Amendments are being made in volume licensing and the online services are expanding along with it. Volume licensing also needs to be adopted online.
Microsoft is continuously operating it back-end plans, policies and procedures that bring about some change in the overall strategy of licensing. Microsoft is trying to make its licensing policy simple and unproblematic to handle so as to facilitate flexibility in licensing.
It has been said that the second precedence is to renovate licensing in the present fiscal year.
Though licensing is a complicated process but it needs to be dealt in a simple, swift and scalable manner.
The company’s licensing team is finding means, so that the latest technologies can be affixed to the on hand licenses to its customers and partners rather than necessitating the customers to buy a new license every time a new technology enters the market. Also it needs to simplify the conversion from online software to the services on its licensing face.
It is also expected that the company will assimilate its financing with the coming year’s licensing. Microsoft’s 7000 customers spend a lot of money every year in order to fund their technological purchases.
The last year’s credit prices had an affect on the company’s operations, but now it is on a rising phase in terms of priority.
Microsoft has come up with the 3.5 version of its site that has been recently updated, because many of its customers were not able to have access to their products and software licenses.
The company has said that it is discontinuing offering of licenses in the year 2011 and it will no more sell the select license conformity to the people. The alternative available is that the customer can opt for Select Plus. In the month of July in 2011, people will be able to purchase the software using Select Plus, that will offer the customers smooth and well-organized software procurement and licensing administration procedure. Select plus was launched in the year 2008 that offered volume licensing convention forever with no expiry. It will put forward a lot of benefits to its customers such as asset management in an efficient manner for the intact organization and establishment of a federal reporting system because the associate purchases have a tie up with their exclusive customer ID’s.
The changes in the licensing will be announced by the company whenever changes will be made in 2011 or in near future, so that the customers and its purchasers find them advantageous.