Becoming a Virtualization Expert, For Managing IT

CVTH20 Microsoft Licensing for Desktop and Server Virtualization


3:00pm - 4:15pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Cynthia Farren


Cynthia Farren Consulting

Understanding the licensing implications of virtualization for Microsoft technologies is an important key to building and maintaining your enterprises solution. This session with provide details on the types of Microsoft licensing required to support desktop and server virtualization (including iPads and Android devices). Included in this session will be benefits and limitations based upon acquisition model as well as Software Assurance or MSDN rights.

You will learn:
• How to license your organizations strategy for desktop virtualization (including iPad, Android, BYOD, etc) for both the operating system and applications.
• How to leverage Microsoft Windows server editions to minimize server licensing needs through virtualization.
• Typical misunderstandings of Microsoft licensing terms that lead to costly mistakes in Microsoft VDI and Server virtualization projects.