This Second Edition of the Microsoft Security Update Guide includes additional content describing how Microsoft tests security updates before they are released, revised advice and guidance on testing updates in your own environment, and an expanded and updated resources section. The Guide is organized according to the following stages of the security update process: Stage 1, Receive Microsoft Security Release Communications; Stage 2, Evaluate Risk; Stage 3, Evaluate Mitigation; Stage 4, Standard or Urgent Update Deployment Timeline; Stage 5, Monitor Systems, and; Ongoing Stage, Watch. To download this, Click here
Software acquired through Microsoft Volume Licensing is a software license only that gives users the right to run a Microsoft software product. Customers can save above retail boxed software prices when they participate in a Microsoft Volume Licensing program. By acquiring software licenses through Volume Licensing, you pay for only the software license and not for additional materials. With some Microsoft Volume Licensing programs, you can also purchase Microsoft Software Assurance for Volume Licensing. This single, cost-effective program can help boost organizational productivity with 24 hours a day, seven days a week (24×7) support, deployment planning services, end-user and technical training, and the latest Microsoft software releases and unique technologies.
When you acquire software through a Microsoft Volume Licensing program, you can choose to acquire media (or supplemental media), documentation, and product support separately via download or physical media as needed. This guide is an overview of the key features of Microsoft Volume Licensing programs. The information is presented by organizational type and size—two of the most important keys to determining your best Volume Licensing option. In addition to traditional on-premise software licenses, Microsoft offers subscriptions to cloud services through the Microsoft Online Services Program (MOSP). How you add cloud services through your Volume Licensing agreement, download this reference guide and will help you.
The key chapters by organizational type are:
- Commercial Business
- Software and Service Partners
To download the Microsoft Volume Licensing Reference Guide for a comprehensive review of each program, please click here .. The Microsoft Volume Licensing Reference Guide provides comprehensive guidance to help you select the best options for the size, type, and business needs of your organization. This 79-page document details each of the Microsoft Volume Licensing programs in addition to covering the basics of product licensing and Microsoft Software Assurance. Each chapter includes case studies, tips, and next steps to assist you with the decision-making process. An excellent resource for those who want an in-depth look at Microsoft Volume Licensing and the ability to easily compare programs.
Thanks to Microsoft for releasing this document, in order to understand the licensing program.