Licensing options for developer RRS feed

  • Question

  • My firm develops systems which many times include one or more servers and lots of workstations. We get the Microsoft software many ways, pre-loaded, VLA, etc.

    We also support the systems and must retain a copy of a server configuration as well as a workstation. We generally run the development and support environments on a VM.

    Licensing additional copies of Windows Server, XP and 7 that are seldom, if ever used, is an expense we would like to avoid.

    What options are available to avoid so many copies of the software just for backup?

    Any cost-saving ideas wold be greatly appreciated.


    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 8:00 PM