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SAP license fees are due even for indirect users, court says

Ruling could have far-reaching consequences for businesses that have integrated their customer-facing systems with an SAP database

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Oracle is pricing itself out of Amazon’s cloud

Oracle may believe that upping the cost of using a competing cloud will help it win, but the opposite is more likely

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Microsoft drops a pay-as-you-go Azure cloud option

Starting in February, new Azure customers will be sent to Microsoft's Cloud Solution Provider program in lieu of the MPSA-based pay-as-you-go license

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62% off MovieSherlock Pro Video Downloader for Mac - Deal Alert

If you’re a movie buff, MovieSherlock Pro Video Downloader for Mac is about to be your new best friend. The software lets you download videos from nearly any website, including both YouTube and Hulu.

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Oracle will give cloud users first dibs on its next big database update

On-premises customers have no timeline as to when they'll get their own version

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New Windows 10 beta build 14371 introduces mysterious Activation Troubleshooter

There's a new twist in the Windows licensing maze, and Microsoft has provided frustratingly few details

7 tools for cutting through software legalese

EULAs got your eyes swimming? Head spinning from open source licensing terminology? These resources help you get the straight dope

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The end of Microsoft product support (and we feel fine)

The nostalgia for periodic big upgrades every five to 10 years is seriously misplaced, and it's not good for users or IT

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Software audits: How high tech plays hardball

'Truing up' licenses amounts to billions of dollars in revenue for the major software makers. Here's where the money goes -- and how it's extracted

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Canonical’s ZFS-powered Ubuntu could face legal challenge

Canonical believes it can ship the latest version of Ubuntu with ZFS without risking legal turmoil, but not everyone remains convinced

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Rust's Redox OS could show Linux a few new tricks

A new operating system written in Mozilla's Rust language shows there's plenty to be accomplished by thinking outside the Linux box

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Microsoft defends new Windows Server licensing

Microsoft rebuts a law firm's analysis of the new licensing rules for Windows Server

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Confused yet? Clouds crib from enterprise licenses

The ELA and its variants may comfort IT buyers, but they also increase the complexity and make it harder to know you made the right decision

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Got enterprise software? You're probably due for an audit

Vendors are turning up the heat on compliance audits to boost their revenue, licensing experts warn

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What does an Oracle audit look like? This one certainly wasn't pretty

Oracle is at least as well-known for its aggressive licensing tactics as for its namesake database technology, and a recent dispute makes it clear that that reputation isn't entirely unfounded.

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Beware hidden costs of Microsoft's new Windows Server licensing

The move to per-core licensing could increase the costs of Windows Server substantially and impact Software Assurance customers as well

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Microsoft's new premium Office 365 subscription for businesses is here

Office 365 E5 offers new features including organizational analytics and Skype for Business Cloud PBX

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Use Oracle's database? Watch out for this Dec. 1 deadline

All companies that use Oracle Database SE or SE1 could face increased licensing costs, a consultant warns

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