A critical look at Microsoft Software Assurance

I’ve come across an interesting article, critical of Microsoft Software Assurance. It’s a good read. The article is split in to the following 6 parts, with a 7th part to come.

  1. Microsoft software licensing: Seven deadly sins
  2. Software Assurance: How Microsoft gambles with your money
  3. Microsoft’s Software Assurance pressures businesses to buy before they’re ready
  4. Software Assurance math adds up for Microsoft, not as much for biz customers
  5. Sticker Shock: Software Assurance’s fourth deadly sin
  6. Software Assurance punishes some loyal Microsoft customers, encourages others to skip upgrades
  7. Software Assurance makes Microsoft less competitive