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Changes for Microsoft fail-over and disaster recovery rights

USA - April 15 2014 With the April 2014 versions of the Product Use Rights (PUR) (for volume licensees) and the Services Provider Use Rights (SPUR) (for services...


What is “commercial hosting” when it comes to Microsoft software?

USA - March 5 2013 Many companies using Microsoft products to deliver services to their customers are familiar with the "commercial hosting" prohibition included in...


Top three revisions to request in software license audit clauses

USA - June 9 2015 Large companies that invest heavily in software licensing are familiar with the extremely one-sided nature of most software license audit clauses. It...


When an audit is not an audit, think twice about participating

USA - February 26 2014 In the software licensing world, all audits are not created equal. On one hand are the "true," contractual audits. Here, the applicable license...


Be wary of audit tools promoted by software auditors

USA - July 18 2012 Most companies with more than a handful of computers in their IT environments rely on the results of network-inventory tools to gather the deployment data needed for accurate software audits....