Microsoft’s Software Asset Management (SAM)
Posted on 2014-02-17
A client of ours has been contacted via e-mail correspondence by "Microsoft" to provide a full audit of their software licenses.
They've been advised in this correspondence to use a Software Asset Management (SAM) tool, to complete the software audit.
The client feels obligated as it seems official, however ...
We are suspicious of this correspondence as some 3rd party external links were included in the e-mail correspondence.
Apparently Microsoft partnered with Snow Software to provide an online / cloud delivered inventory.
Are anyone aware of these processes, requirements that Microsoft clients should adhere to?
I've never heard of something like this before, and it could be a 3rd party company trying to make a buck??
To me it seems more marketing related, than licensing compliance.