Microsoft Software Asset Manager

Session Detail:    Classroom 2 Day

This two-day instructor-led course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge about Managing their Microsoft Licenses (Assets) in a more efficient way while ensuring their compliance. The course is designed to help students shape their IT processes to enable efficient and secure usage and deployment of Microsoft Software in compliance with Microsoft Licensing Terms and Conditions. Students gather a profound knowledge of Microsoft Licensing Rights, learn how to train their employees and IT personnel to adhere to the relevant Terms and Conditions and generate awareness of compliance issues throughout their IT infrastructure. Additionally, the course introduces core Microsoft Technologies which can Support your Software Asset Management (MAP Toolkit). This course helps System Administrators, System Architects, and IT Managers decide on how to effectively license their complex IT infrastructures and be compliant.


  • Experience with deployment of software or
  • Basic understanding of different licensing terms and conditions

Who Can Benefit

This course is intended for IT administrators, IT managers, and IT responsible with either basic or more proficient knowledge of Microsoft Software Licensing who are responsible directly or indirectly for the deployment of Software on either clients or complex server infrastructures including virtualized environments.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Effectively License your clients with Microsoft Software

  • Lesson 1: Microsoft License Metrics for client software
  • Lesson 2: Licensing clients

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Correctly and efficiently license their client environment

Module 2: Effectively License Your Servers With Microsoft Software

  • Lesson 1: Microsoft License Metrics for Server Software
  • Lesson 2: Licensing servers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Correctly and effectively license their server environment

Module 3: Microsoft License Management: Tools and Processes

  • Lesson 1: Software Asset Management: which data is relevant and necessary?
  • Lesson 2: How to retrieve data about software installations with MAP Toolkit
  • Lesson 3: Interpretation of inventory data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Know which data they need to gather in order to manage their Microsoft Software assets properly
  • Use MAP Toolkit in order to gather all the data they need
  • Interpret the data they gathered

Module 4: Microsoft License Management: Processes

  • Lesson 1: Microsoft License Management in Volume Licensing Service Center: content and structure
  • Lesson 2: Core Software Asset Management processes for Microsoft Software Assets
  • Lesson 3: Roles and Responsibilities in License Management

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center to find important data about their software licenses
  • Design Roles and Responsibilities to allow for most effective licensing
  • Shape related IT processes such that necessary information is available

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Microsoft Software Asset Manager

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