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Silicon.com: CIO Jury: Microsoft Licensing Slammed by UK IT Chiefs

“UK IT chiefs have slammed Microsoft over the cost of signing up
to the Software Assurance (SA) licensing model, and accused the
Redmond giant of wanting to ‘have its cake and eat it and charge
customers to watch.’

“In the biggest shake-up of the subscription-based SA in the
four years it has been running, Microsoft has added technical
support, training, desktop deployment planning services and other
side benefits in an attempt to placate angry customers…”

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