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Microsoft Price Increases and Important Changes To The Way SMEs Purchase M365 Licensing

Posted by Discount Licensing on Feb 23, 2022 5:23:49 PM

If you’ve been keeping an eye on Microsoft news lately, and there’s been quite a lot of it, you may have read about some key up and coming price changes but may not have heard about the changes in the way SMEs purchase their Microsoft subscriptions. In short, prices are going up and, with it, plan flexibility is… well, less flexible (unless you are happy paying a premium).

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Topics: Office 365

With Cloud-Based Software, Who Really Saves Money?

Posted by Discount Licensing on Oct 21, 2021 12:20:31 PM

In August 2021, Microsoft announced changes to their commercial pricing for Microsoft 365. This is the largest single rise in over a decade and comes on top on other currency related increases recently experienced in the UK.

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Topics: Cloud Software

Softwarelizenzen und Übertragbarkeit: Die Folgen des Brexit

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jul 16, 2021 3:35:15 PM

Software wird im Wesentlichen durch Rechte an geistigem Eigentum geschützt – und zwar hauptsächlich durch Urheberrechte. Als Großbritannien aus der Europäischen Union austrat, veränderte sich oberflächlich betrachtet zunächst einmal nichts, da Urheberrechte im Kern auf internationalen Abkommen beruhen. Alle Länder Europas – und tatsächlich sogar fast der ganzen Welt – haben diese internationalen Abkommen unterzeichnet, die das Urheberrecht weltweit in hohem Maße vereinheitlichen. Es gab nur wenig Spielraum für Veränderungen, nur weil Großbritannien aus der Europäischen Union austrat.

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Topics: News

What You Need To Know When Selling Your Software

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jul 2, 2021 5:28:01 PM


If you have redundant Microsoft software licenses that are sitting around doing nothing for your business, one of the best options available to you is to sell them.


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Topics: Second-Hand Software, Cloud Software, Software Asset Management

Brexit Update: Good News For Software Licence Resellers

Posted by Discount Licensing on May 6, 2021 2:48:48 PM

The UK officially withdrew from the European Union (EU) on 31st December 2020, triggering a vast array of tax and tariff changes across almost every industry. In the secondary software market, Brexit has caused a little confusion amongst resellers as to whether they face hidden shipping or tax costs. In this article, we’ve put together a helpful overview of the facts.

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Topics: Insider, News

Long Live Perpetual Microsoft Office Licensing!

Posted by Discount Licensing on Mar 18, 2021 12:13:33 PM

If you've been keeping up with industry reports, you might be forgiven for thinking Office 19 is about to disappear altogether. The reality, however, is that perpetual Office licensing (i.e. pay for once then use for as long as you want) isn't going anywhere just yet, even though Microsoft would happily stop selling it in a heartbeat.

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Topics: Office 365, Perpetual Software Licensing

Are People Waking Up To The Cloud?

Posted by Discount Licensing on Mar 4, 2021 2:52:24 PM


There was a time, fairly recently in fact, when the "cloud" was seen as the be-all and end-all of the ways businesses were going to manage their data in the future. As a business owner, you yourself have already had multiple offers to join cloud-based services, offering all manner of supposed benefits.

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Topics: Cloud Software

Discount Licensing BREXIT Statement 2021

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jan 7, 2021 5:00:00 PM

Dear Client,

On the 31st December 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) formally left the European Union (EU). A withdrawal agreement (‘Treaty’) was agreed and the following summarises the key facts concerning how that Treaty affects the trade of pre-owned software transactions between the UK and the EU:

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Topics: News

Microsoft Proves The Continuing Popularity Of Perpetual Licences

Posted by Discount Licensing on Oct 1, 2020 10:32:00 AM

Recently Microsoft have confirmed they will be providing a new on-site/perpetual version of their ever-popular Office platform. Given the company has made concerted efforts to push users into a more subscription-based model, what does this announcement mean for the current and future state of perpetual software licences?

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Topics: Office 365, Perpetual Software Licensing

Microsoft Sues Another Rogue Software Licence Vendor

Posted by Discount Licensing on Sep 22, 2020 3:27:56 PM

Discount Licensing are pleased to see that Microsoft are continuing to take action against rogue vendors.

In October 2019, Microsoft announced that it would be suing the German company Lizengo for illegally selling Windows and Office licence keys at heavily discounted prices. The keys, which were sold as gift cards through the popular German supermarket chain Edeka, came under suspicion when customers began querying their suspiciously low prices.

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Topics: News

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