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Microsoft Software Assurance

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I am shopping licensing packages for Microsoft Exchange as well as rights to Virtualize Windows 7 and Office 2010.

As im sure anyone who has looked into this knows Microsoft has made licensing such a headache.

Im looking for some opinions.  We are an organization of roughly 350 people spread across the United States.  We currently run exchange 2007 and are 120 cals short.  In getting quotes and comparing feature sets im weighing towards upgrading to 2010 rather than getting my licensing up to date for 2007.  Im also looking into Citrix VDI in a box for a virutalized environment rather than managing physical machines and VPN's

1) Is software assurance worth it?  I know Microsoft is setting up to release a ton of new stuff but i may not have the time to impletment or the need to do so.  Im sure others have had this problem.

2) Is anyone experiencing drastic cost savings doing a VDI environment?  Doing the math im only saving roughly $200-$250 per machine when factoring in all licensing.

Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.

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