We encourage everyone involved with Microsoft and/or IBM licensing to review the latest updates of the IBM and Microsoft Practice Guides, which are available in the "Flexera Practice Guides" track on the Community Learning Center.
IBM Guide Updates:
FlexNet Manager Suite 2019 includes significant changes to sub-capacity license management. Flexera recommends all customers upgrade to this release if they are using FlexNet Manager Suite to calculate IBM PVU license position (rather than ILMT).
All sections of the IBM Practice Guide have been updated to include information relevant to IBM Licensing in FlexNet Manager Suite 2019. The updated IBM Practice guide also includes new sections on new license metric management, regional license reporting requirements, PVU licensing and cloud management etc. The product coverage, project considerations and milestones, bundle assessment and configuration and reporting sections have also been updated.
Microsoft Guide Updates:
Additional notes on CAL licensing and Azure have been added to properly represent the ever changing environment for these two licensing challenges. The guide has also been streamlined to be more focused on current Microsoft licensing needs. For example, some of the older out of date Microsoft contract notes have been extracted from the guide and published as reference links in the Learning Center next to the guide.
The guides would not be possible without the effort of our field consultants who provide real world experience for everyone to benefit from. We encourage everyone to submit stories about their "Good Practices" solving specific licensing challenges to the Community forum. Just make sure to tag the new Forum Post with the tag "Good Practice." We're always looking for good suggestions we can promote as best practices for all and would be happy to credit the authors of any solution we use.
The current authors for both guides are listed below.