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  • Office 365 EAS Add-On Available January 1, 2014
    Beginning January 1, 2014, Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Subscription (EAS) customers who subscribe to qualifying CAL licenses will be eligible to add-on a number of different Office 365 services. Qualifying EAS customers can add-on all SKUs currently offered to EA customers including E1, E3, and E4, among many other standalone suite options.
  • Extended Rights for Microsoft Remote Desktop Services User CALs through Software Assurance

    ​Today, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) Client Access Licenses (CALs) permit remote access to the Windows Server Graphical User Interface (GUI) running on a customer’s on-premise server and RDS Subscriber Access Licenses (SALs) if running on a shared-server environment. Effective January 1 2014, RDS User CALs will have Extended Rights through Software Assurance. 

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Price Increase on November 1, 2013

    ​Effective November 1, Microsoft will raise the price of the Datacenter edition of the R2 release of Windows Server 2012 by 28 percent-- plus the cost of a Client Access License (CAL) for every user or device connecting to the server. Standard edition will keep it's current price plus cost of CALs. Customers with current Software Assurance (SA) coverage will receive transitional licenses allowing upgrade at no additional cost for the server, but both Standard and Datacenter editions will still require a CAL for each user and device.

  • Visual Studio 2013 Available for Download

    ​On 18th October 2013, Microsoft announced the final releases of Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download! MSDN subscribers can download from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page.

  • Important Announcement on Adobe Website Security Breach

    ​This morning Adobe released a very important customer security announcement. Adobe's security team discovered sophisticated attacks on their network, involving illegal access of customer information as well as source code for numerous Adobe products. Adobe is working diligently to address this incident. This security announcement only affects those who have transacted via 

  • Microsoft Issues 15% Price Reduction on Office 365 Full USL for EA Customers
    Effective September 1, 2013, Microsoft has issued a 15% price reduction on Office 365 Full USL for Enterprise Agreement (EA) customers. The new decreased pricing is designed to reward loyal customers while providing a cost-effective way to move from on-premise licensing to the cloud! EA SKUs impacted by the price reduction include Full, Transition, and Step-up USLs. 
  • Microsoft Announces Upcoming Licensing Changes!

    Today, Microsoft announced several future updates to Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and SQL Server 2014 as well as a new licensing model. 

  • SoftwareONE Recognized by Microsoft with the 2013 LAR of the Year Award

    ​SoftwareONE announced it has been selected as the 2013 East and Central Region Partner Award winner during a ceremony at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Houston, Texas.

  • SoftwareONE Recognized as 2013 Cloud Sales Achiever by Microsoft
    SoftwareONE proudly announced it has won the 2013 Microsoft Sales Achievement for Cloud Sales LSP. SoftwareONE was selected amongst a global field of top Microsoft partners for achieving exceptional sales results in the fiscal year 2013. 
  • Microsoft to Shut Down TechNet Subscription Service

    As of August 31, 2013, Microsoft will no longer accept new TechNet Subscriptions; however, Microsoft will continue to make TechNet Subscriptions available for purchase under Volume Licensing agreements through August 31, 2013. Current Volume Licensing customers may continue to purchase additional TechNet Subscriptions for the remainder of their agreement. Volume Licensing customers with an agreement expiring on or before August 31, 2013 are eligible for a one-time renewal of their TechNet Subscriptions.

  • SoftwareONE Named #22 on UBM Channel’s Solution Provider 500 List

    SoftwareONE has been recognized by UBM Tech Channel as a part of CRN's 2013 Solution Provider 500 list, which identifies the top technology integrators in the U.S.A. and Canada based on revenue size.

  • Office Mobile for iPhone now available for Office 365 subscribers

    Microsoft released Office Mobile for iPhone available at no extra charge from the Apple App Store for Office 365 Home Premium and Office 365 ProPlus subscribers. ​

  • SoftwareONE named among top finalists for 2013 Microsoft Volume Licensing Partner of the Year Award

    ​SoftwareONE has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Volume Licensing Partner of Year Award.

  • Microsoft Adds New Online Services to ECAL
    The Microsoft Enterprise CAL Suite (ECAL) now includes three new cloud-based services for customers with active Software Assurance (SA).
  • Adobe Announces New Release/Promotion for Creative Cloud for Teams

    Interested in purchasing and making the upgrade from the Creative Suite to the Creative Cloud? Contact your SoftwareONE representative today!