The Vagaries of Microsoft Dynamics Licensing: Working Around Complexities Can Save $$$, Hassles

If you always felt it's tough to get your arms around licensing requirements for Microsoft Dynamics and related products, you're not alone. A new report confirms the challenges.

A Washington-based analyst firm, Directions on Microsoft, has published a report, entitled "Five Essential Resources for Microsoft Licensing," to address the nuanced complexities of licensing. As this issue is an oft-misunderstood sore spot in many departments concerned with software compliance, the report's author, Paul DeGroot, research vice president for licensing and channel programs at Directions on Microsoft, has created a rubric to circumvent potential fiascos before they arise.


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About Vladimir Shvorin
As a news writer at, Vladimir Shvorin combines his experience in the fields of information technology and print journalism to deliver meaningful, news-worthy stories that impact the Microsoft Dynamics community. A former IT professional - having served in the field and as a consultant - he has since focused on technology writing. A veteran of three newspapers, two of which included editor positions, his work has appeared in a number of national magazines and newspaper affiliates. Currently, he freelances for a variety of local newspapers and Web sites, in addition to his position at Vladimir Shvorin is a magna cum laude alumnus at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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