Microsoft Licensing Advice

Avoiding Costly Mistakes with Expert Guidance

IT NEAR U is your local Microsoft Business Partner in Wellington

When it comes to Microsoft licensing advice, navigating the complexities is crucial to ensure cost-effectiveness and compliance. Many IT companies may provide advice that is not just inadequate, but potentially costly. These errors, often driven by a lack of knowledge or a desire to secure a client at any cost, can lead to significant additional expenses due to the need to rectify non-compliant practices.

Microsoft Licensing Advice from IT NEAR U, Wellington Microsoft Busienss Partner

The High Cost of Incorrect Licensing

Incorrect Microsoft licensing can be a minefield. Some IT firms, driven by the need to appear cost-effective, may resort to bending the rules to secure a deal. This might include using “tricks” or “exploits” to make a license work in a manner it’s not intended to, such as activating a single Microsoft Business Standard License across multiple computers while supplementing them with less expensive and inadequate Business Basic licenses. Initially, this may seem like a saving, but it often leads to higher management costs and significant security risks, ultimately costing more in the long run.

Common Missteps and Their Consequences

The lure of immediate savings by cutting corners is tempting. However, the reality is that these practices can lead to additional hundreds of dollars in support costs. For example, exploiting Microsoft licensing guidelines or using Microsoft Exchange “Shared Mailboxes” as primary mailboxes are not just non-compliant but can lead to serious operational inefficiencies and security vulnerabilities. Such practices do not save money long-term; they primarily benefit the IT company, which profits from the recurring visits needed to maintain these makeshift solutions.

Our Ethical Approach to Microsoft Licensing

At our core, we prioritize ethical practices as a Microsoft Business Partner and Microsoft Cloud Partner. With over a decade of experience as a Microsoft Clean Reseller and Microsoft Licensing Partner, our founder has cultivated an approach based on honesty and integrity. We don’t cut corners or bend the rules. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the correct Microsoft licensing advice the first time, ensuring compliance and a seamless Office / Microsoft 365 experience.

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If you’re experiencing issues with email, SharePoint, or constant security error messages in OneDrive, it might be time to review your licensing. We offer comprehensive audits to verify that your licensing is correct and that you have not been previously misled.

Ensuring Smooth Operation with Correct Licensing

When set up correctly, Microsoft 365 Business typically requires limited management. If your experience suggests otherwise, you may be dealing with installation or licensing issues. Consulting with experts who adhere strictly to Microsoft’s licensing guidelines not only ensures compliance but also enhances operational efficiency and security.

As stated by Bill Gates, “The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.” This wisdom underscores the importance of starting with the right foundation — correct licensing advice from trusted professionals.

For expert Microsoft licensing advice and a review of your current setup, do not hesitate to contact us. Ensuring that you have the right licenses in place from the start will save you time, resources, and provide peace of mind.