Licensing Questions Thread, Microsoft "ESS Licensing" - who is using it and why? in Technical; RTFM... We are allowed to enter competitive tender for kit/software/whatever, but there is an individual charge for eg putting a ...
18th January 2012, 11:26 AM #31
RTFM... We are allowed to enter competitive tender for kit/software/whatever, but there is an individual charge for eg putting a pc onto the network. There may be a legacy item we want to keep and have network enabled that may want a ram upgrade, re imaging whatever and they will ask us for a charge to do that. We have to factor that in to all our costs. Interestingly enough, Just before Xmas we tried to by some heavy duty RM laptops, the quote duly arrived and I had to run this by Capita. So far I have no laptops, the special offer of a "Free" trolley from RM has gone and I suspect that if I do end up buying them from Capita it will cost me more, but worse, if I end up buying them from RM that too will now cost me more!!
This whole scenario is depressing/frustrating/costing us time and money. Capita(read ex Ramesys) should in truth be competitive. Does it bode well for the future? Only time will tell...
20th January 2012, 01:29 PM #32
This is something we have looked at but the idea of the BSF contract is a rollover cycle of the contract AND hardware every five years! The problem is 3s and 5s don't fit until 15! So a 6 year rollover or 3 yr roll over would have been better I suspect?
Originally Posted by Admiral208
Who is your new provider? If its Capita have you any job descriptions yet? I cant get one for love nor money. The school want them so they can see just what they need to cover that we will no longer do and they cant get them. The LA HR says they cant get them and Capita say they have given them out! Draw your own conclusions but the terms "smoke and mirrors" or "divide and conquer" come into my mind along with "Mushroom Syndrome"!!! (Keep them in the Dark and feed them sh*te!)
If anyone has Capita Job descriptions for NWM and Techies can they pm me with copies attached?
12th December 2012, 11:21 PM #33
with ESS, if i am buying 100 new laptops, can i specify them with no OS and put our ESS VL windows on it, or do they have to contain a winOS before you can VL them?
Any links to official docs would be great
12th December 2012, 11:40 PM #34
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
EES is an upgrade license only.
Thanks to CyberNerd from:
RabbieBurns (12th December 2012)
12th December 2012, 11:41 PM #35
thanks thats what i thought, my boss is convinced otherwise though. Where is it written please so i can show him?
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
12th December 2012, 11:50 PM #36
on every quotation I have seen. Your provider will be able to produce one.
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
You can buy OEM licenses through EES or Select though
13th December 2012, 12:01 AM #37
I've seen somewhere that EES will allow you to upgrade home editions (a saving of around £20 per unit). Can this be confirmed by anyone?
13th December 2012, 07:43 AM #38
13th December 2012, 07:56 AM #39
Windows 7 Upgrade Paths
Originally Posted by Mr.Ben
This might be worth a look, it shows your available upgrade paths
Last edited by RTFM; 13th December 2012 at 07:58 AM.
13th December 2012, 08:15 AM #40
We have gone down this line, pretty much for the reasons you outlined. Unfortunately one can't crystal ball gaze too much when it comes to Microsoft, Google et al but I think that even if they change the scheme they would have something comparable as they seem keen to embed their software in schools and the cheaper they make it the more likely this is going to happen.
IMHO I would go with it but you could always ensure that it is understood from the outset that this is based on the current scheme that could be subject to change.
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