Former Microsoft Employee Company, Broomstick, LLC, Presents The Essentials of Microsoft Software Licensing for Businesses in a 2-day Workshop in Houston and Atlanta

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The workshop is an opportunity to learn about Microsoft enterprise licensing and solutions directly from independent Microsoft license experts through step-by-step practical and real-world scenario based training, enabling organizations and companies to cut costs and save money while realizing the full potential of their software investment.

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Broomstick, LLC, is excited to announce their upcoming Microsoft Licensing workshops, which will be held in Houston, TX, on January 21 and 22, 2015, at the JW Marriott Houston, and in Atlanta, GA, on February 4 and 5, 2015 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza.

The workshops are designed for new or established IT, Procurement and Purchasing professionals, Software Asset Managers, Licensing Managers, and System Architects from small, medium and large companies to build or further develop foundational knowledge of Microsoft volume licensing, programs, product licensing, and procurement best practices through real-world licensing scenarios.

Having managed over 4,000 Microsoft software licensing audits at companies of all sizes and industries, Broomstick’s former Microsoft licensing and compliance professionals bring their 45-year expertise in a step-by-step, comprehensive training to help participants build and develop their software management and license management skills that directly transfer from the classroom to the workplace.

The workshop covers Microsoft license types and licensing programs, Microsoft licensing agreements, concepts and terms, product licensing requirements including SQL Server, Windows server, Office Windows client, Project, Visio, Remote desktop Services, SharePoint, Lync, Exchange, System Center, Developer products, O365 Online Services, Microsoft licensing for virtualized environments, Licensing compliance and procurement best practices, Licensing record keeping, assignment, and resources.

In addition, participants will learn how to best optimize their purchases by choosing the right product licenses and volume licensing programs for their organization's specific IT scenarios, how to prepare for an IT audit request, and how to implement licensing best-practices, reducing the cost of software ownership. Improper management of software licenses puts not only big, but medium and small-size companies at risk of Microsoft compliance audit. How to get better control over software license usage and interact more effectively with their software reseller and Microsoft representative is another key point covered in the workshop.

“We help companies learn Microsoft licensing, save money through optimized right licensing solutions, and proactively mitigate risk in the event of a Microsoft audit or Microsoft Software Asset Management review (SAM), “ says Bruce Liley, the founder of Broomstick, LLC, who had left a successful 13-year career at Microsoft, where he managed the company’s licensing and contract compliance organization for the America’s region and developed a majority of Microsoft’s customer and partners audit compliance programs. “This workshop will provide the participants with a compass and essential tools to independently navigate through Microsoft’s complex volume licensing rules, concepts, products, and agreement requirements.”

About Broomstick, LLC:
Broomstick, LLC, helps businesses make informed decisions on their IT Asset Management strategies, helps organizations reconcile and evaluate their software licensing and identify optimal licensing arrangements, product configurations, and pricing strategies to minimize the cost of software licensing. Broomstick is uniquely independent of Microsoft and all other software resellers and does not benefit from customers purchasing software at the completion of a Broomstick licensing review. This means their focus is entirely on finding cost-effective licensing and software compliance solutions for their clients with no conflict of interest.

In addition to the Microsoft licensing workshops, Broomstick offers on-site licensing training and webinar licensing training. For an early bird registration discount and more information about the upcoming Houston Microsoft Licensing workshop, please visit:

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