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Jared Bisbano - Enterprise Licensing Technical Sales Specialist

Jared Bisbano

Jared is an Enterprise Licensing Technical Sales Specialist at Connection, Inc. As a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Jared offers expertise across a wide variety of Microsoft licensing, products, and cloud services. In his free time, he enjoys long-distance running and is an avid musician. 

Areas of expertise:CloudLicensingMicrosoft

Articles by Jared Bisbano


Azure Only Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) Changes

Understanding Microsoft’s Latest Licensing Developments

by Jared Bisbano | 08.18.16

Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) is a licensing vehicle under the Enterprise Agreement that enables organizations to standardize on one or more Microsoft server and cloud technologies. To enroll in SCE, you will make an installed base commitment to one or more components. This means committing to full Software Assurance coverage across the installed base of an SCE component. Products available under SCE include Windows Server and System Center, SQL Server, SharePoint Server and BizTalk Server, Visual Studio, and Azure.

Tags:(SCE)AzureCloud TechnologyEnterprise AgreementMicrosoftServer and Cloud EnrollmentSoftware Assurance

Time For Action

SQL 2005 End of Life

Don’t Go IT Alone

by Jared Bisbano | 08.03.16

With the end of SQL Server support back in April, it’s time to face the facts: no more feature updates, no more application fixes, and no more security patches or anything else related to SQL Server 2005. It’s over. Kaput. After more than two months now, there’s simply no way more avoiding it—it’s time to upgrade and we can help.

Tags:SQL ServerSQL Server 2005Watch Now


Free SQL Server 2016 Licenses!

Sort Of—Get the Full Story

by Jared Bisbano | 04.21.16

As part of the SQL Server 2016 launch event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a commercial database promotion that provides customers with free licenses if you are running a competitor’s platform (Oracle, Sybase, SAP Hana). The offer ends on June 30, 2016; however, free is never free. In order to qualify, there is a laundry list of criteria that a company must meet in order to get these licenses. Read on to learn what you can do to qualify for these licenses.

Tags:EnterpriseEnterprise AgreementMicrosoftServersSoftware AssuranceSQLSQL ServerSQL Server 2016

Tablet Running Windows 10

Dump Windows 8 Now?

A Rollout Delay May Benefit You in the Long Run

by Jared Bisbano | 07.28.15

Gartner recommends that enterprises dump Windows 8.1 deployment plans, even if that means delays. According to Gartner analyst Steve Kleynhans, “It is likely that Windows 8.1 will suffer a similar fate to Windows Vista, whereby industry support died off relatively quickly.”

Tags:MicrosoftSoftwareWindows 10Windows 7Windows 8


Software licensing used to be pretty cut and dry. You had a specific number of seats, so you bought a specific number of licenses. Well, it’s pretty clear those days are long gone. Your “seats” are no longer parked in front of a single computer. They’re on the move—constantly surrounded by the multitude of devices today’s users rely on to work productively wherever business takes them. From company-owned notebooks, smartphones, and tablets to BYOD-supported devices, employees need access to their must-have productivity applications at all times.

Tags:AzureBYODDevicesEnterpriseLicensingMicrosoftMicrosoft AzureMicrosoft Enterprise AgreementOffice 365Software