Microsoft Summer School
Microsoft are running a scheme to help schools support their students in gaining new and exciting App and Programming Skills as well as help them prepare for a Computer Science GCSE with a chance for 3 students to win a Windows Surface RT. Also up for grabs is the opportunity for a top performing student from your school to be invited to Microsoft’s UK Head Office in Reading, Monday 16th September, for an exciting “Developer skills day session” accompanied by a representative from your school.
Tel: 0845 265 1265 or email: email@example.com to find out more about how your school could become a ‘Microsoft Summer School’ and support your students to gain new and exciting App and Programming Skills as well as prepare for a Computer Science GCSE
With the next annual price increase under the Microsoft Public Sector Agreement 2012 (PSA12) set to take effect on 1 April 2013, there has never been a better time to talk to us about your Microsoft software requirements – after all, we are Microsoft’s number-one Public Sector Large Account Reseller. Microsoft has now confirmed that the percentage price increase will be 2.2% - so, if you have any immediate requirements, we would like to offer you the opportunity to buy now and save.
We encourage you to discuss your circumstances with us, so that you can act in an informed manner and make the right purchasing decisions before the price increase.
Contact a member of the Phoenix Public Sector Team today on 0845 265 1265 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When they place their Microsoft compliance order with Phoenix Software (valued at £11,000*)
As Microsoft's number one Public Sector Large Account Reseller, Phoenix has a team of licensing specialists with indepth knowledge of all the licensing agreements available to the NHS. They are on-hand to help you take control of your software.
NHS trusts/FTs, PCTs, SHAs, Arm's Length Bodies and Hospices throughout the UK look to us for help and support - and being a Government Procurement Service (formerly Buying Solutions) approved supplier, you are assured of best value at all times.
In addition to offering you the best price** - 10% discount off Microsoft Select Band D pricing from now until 30 March 2012 - we also want to ensure you maximise your software investment. To achieve this we are offering NHS organisations the following:
- License Manager 5*** - the leading software asset management tool, where we will load-up your Microsoft Effective Licence Position (ELP).
Register now for one of our free seminars and see for yourself how License Manager 5 makes it easier than ever, both to get your software working harder for you and to avoid the risks associated with it
- Licence Procurement Review - with one of our experienced licensing specialists, at a time to suit you
- Professional Services Days - with our experienced security consultants, at highly-discounted rates
WE'RE HERE TO HELP
Phoenix Software encourages you to ask us for a software quotation on your Microsoft licence requirement before you place an order anywhere else - we'll prove we can offer you the best discount and best value with the addition of License Manager 5.
You have until 30 March 2012 to take advantage of Microsoft's special offer - so don't delay, talk to Phoenix today.
0845 265 1265 / email@example.com / www.phoenixs.co.uk/ms-nhs
*Typically valued at £11,000 for a 10,000 seat Public Sector organisation
**Finance is available from Phoenix at competitive rates. Please enquire for full details
***Free one-year subscription
For a limited* time only, individual NHS Trusts can enter into an Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft and benefit from the discounts that were previously only available under the NHS Enterprise-wide Agreement
As you are aware, the Department of Health elected not to renew the NHS Enterprise-wide Agreement (EwA) in May 2010. This has meant that individual Primary Health Care Trusts, Acute Hospital Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, Mental Health Trusts, Ambulance Trusts and NHS Arm's-Length Bodies (NHS Trusts) have lost the economy of scale afforded them by the EwA, while having to assume responsibility for ensuring they are correctly licensed and have the software they require to do their work effectively.
For a limited period, however, Microsoft is now providing the opportunity for individual NHS Trusts to enter into an Enterprise Agreement and benefit from the discounts that were previously only available under the NHS Enterprise-Wide Agreement.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
Basically, it means that the discounts that you enjoyed while part of the NHS Enterprise-wide Agreement are currently available to you until 30 June 2011.
Your NHS Trust can apply to take advantage of this offer as long as you were previously enrolled under the original NHS Enterprise-wide Agreement that expired in May 2010.
This Agreement includes an uplift to enable it to be for three years from date of signature - meaning it will expire in 2014. The uplift facilitates the continuation of the Software Assurance element of the Agreement, with no requirement to purchase the licence again.
DON'T MISS OUT
For further information and pricing, contact the Phoenix NHS Team on 0845 265 1230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
* Last billing date 30 June 2011
Hot off the press ... Microsoft has just announced Office 365 which will replace BPOS, Live@edu and Office Live Small Business. It will incorporate applications such as Office, Lync, SharePoint and Exchange all as a cloud service.
Customers with Enterprise Agreements can add an amendment to their existing agreement to easily acquire these offerings, which will be available in the first half of 2011.
For more information on Microsoft Online Services as they are available today, please go to http://www.phoenixs.co.uk/news/Microsoft-Online-Services.aspx, contact your Account Manager on 0845 265 1265 or email email@example.com.
Microsoft has just announced the latest addition to their licensing schemes – the Enrolment for Education Solutions. In brief, this gives you the same benefits of an Enterprise Subscription Agreement but with the option of a 1 year term. It is calculated on FTE’s with a Student Option also available.
So, you get the platform products to choose from – Windows 7, Office and Core CAL/ECAL and then you can purchase any additional products required.
You can take the agreement for a 1 or 3 year term and there is a minimum order quantity of 300 units.
To discuss this further and to find out if this could be the best agreement for you, please contact your Phoenix Account Manager on 0845 265 1265 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Microsoft has announced that the new version of Office Communication Server will be renamed Lync Server 2010.
Lync is the new family brand for the products formerly known as Communications Server, Communications Online and Communicator, and it also now include Lync Web App, and Lync Online. The release candidates of Lync 2010 and Lync Server 2010 are now available for businesses of all sizes to try for free.
The enterprise voice features of the Enterprise CAL (which is also included in the ECAL suite CAL) are being discontinued and replaced with a separate CAL called the ‘Plus CAL’. The Plus CAL will not be part of the ECAL suite.
Customers with SA have various options depending on when the SA was purchased so will need to contact their account manager to find out more.
Most importantly – you must be enrolled in active software assurance for the OCS Enterprise CAL or ECAL Suite by December 1st 2010 in order to be eligible for the grandfathering policy.
The new Voice CAL will be launched on July 1st 2010 and will contain the Voice element that was previously part of the OCS Enterprise CAL only.
It is important to note that this will no longer be part of the OCS Enterprise CAL or the ECAL so if you require full functionality (e.g. presence, conferencing and Voice) you will need either ECAL & Voice CAL, or OCS Std CAL, OCS Ent CAL and Voice CAL.
For further information, please contact your Phoenix Account Manager on 0845 265 1265 or email email@example.com