If you’re planning your budget for next year then you might be in for a pleasant surprise for once. It seems that Microsoft is planning changes to simplify licensing. The move will base licences on the number of full time equivalent staff rather than the number of computers.
Full details will be announced at BETT so don’t expect to see the actual figures for another month or so but if you’re after an outline then read this article. There is more advance detail on the Microsoft EES scheme here.
Note: The version of Microsoft Office 2010 that’s included is Professional Plus , which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, Access and Lync (Full details here)