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Does anyone have any recommendations for or against analyst services like Directions on Microsoft


I recently attended a talk by a KPMG Microsoft licensing auditor who suggested Directions on Microsoft was a good source of information on Microsoft Technology & Strategy – Licensing, Roadmaps and MS Organization.







Joe Simard


Software Site Licensing

University of Virginia




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I highly recommend Directions on Microsoft.  I have received a lot of valuable information from them.  In fact, I know some Microsoft folks who recommend them as well.


If you are unsure, I believe you can get a trial subscription for one month.




Matthew J. Marr

Enterprise Application Management

Office of Information Technology

The University of Texas at San Antonio

One UTSA Circle

San Antonio, Texas 78249

office:  210-458-7271


I also subscribe to Directions on Microsoft. At times their telebriefings are a bit boring but overall I also find their information valuable.

The service is especially helpful when Microsoft releases plans for new versions, like SQL Server 2012 and System Center 2012.


Christina Gonzalez, MS, CSM, ASM

Software Licensing Analyst

Dept. of Information Technology
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi