Romania's local anti-corruption authorties are examining whether the government overpaid for resold Microsoft licences.
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The Department for Education claims a new deal with Microsoft will mean UK schools will get discounted software and more flexible licences.
The cost of most Microsoft UK volume licences will rise by up to 33.5 percent from 1 July, Microsoft has said, although the implications for public-sector costs have yet to be decided
Against a background of massive cuts to public spending, Value Licensing believes it has spotted an opportunity to broker Microsoft licences between public-sector organisations
The Western Australian Government has gone to market for one vendor to fulfil an arrangement to supply Microsoft licences.
Microsoft has announced sales for its Windows 7 licences, a year-and-a-half after the launch of the operating system
Developers are to get more open-source licensing options for Windows Phone 7 applications, but the Free Software Foundation Europe says Microsoft is still avoiding strong copyleft terms
Amid all the fuss about whether Microsoft was banning open source phone apps from Windows Phone 7 (just the copyleft licences, but that's enough to...
Reversing an earlier decision, Microsoft has today decided to release the Windows 7 Family Pack in Australia, which bundles three upgrade licences for its Windows 7 operating system for $249.
Microsoft could do more to simplify its software licensing, according to the company's chief executive Steve Ballmer. Speaking at a Windows 7 event in London on Monday, he said that Microsoft's licence terms could be made clearer, but that any simplifications could result in extra costs for its customers.
Microsoft has confirmed US customers will be able to buy a 'family pack' of three Windows 7 PC Home Premium licences, but says it is evaluating whether to do this in Europe
The company announces two ways for SMBs to pay for application and server software usage, saying they could save customers up to 40 percent
A U.K. Treasury official has said the deal will save the public sector 75 million pounds (US$112.7 million) over five years, but critics have said the figure is meaningless without knowing how much is spent on Microsoft licences.
A Treasury official has said the deal will save the UK public sector £75m over five years, but critics have said the figure is meaningless without knowing how much is spent on Microsoft licences
The company has cut prices by up to 25 percent for leasing some of its software, including SQL Server and SharePoint
The proprietary and open-source vendors have extended their deal: Microsoft will sell more Suse licences, while joint R&D will continue
The release of Live Mesh lays the foundation for Microsoft to move the center of gravity for its software products away from individual desktop and server machines into the cloud, with fundamental implications for how Microsoft licences software.
Microsoft says it remains happy with enterprise sales of Vista -- however, the software behemoth acknowledges that many businesses who have bought Vista licences are yet to deploy the software.
The Free Software Foundation has insisted Microsoft is bound by GPLv3 and must respect its copyrights and licences
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has dismissed claims by Microsoft that it is exempt from provisions of GPLv3 and has vowed to make sure the Redmond giant "respects our copyrights and complies with our licences".