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Submission + - Microsoft On-site Audit

initialE writes: Recently, Microsoft has initiated a full on-site audit of all software assets for my company and related subsidiaries. As we have never been required to do this before (previous audits were not so in-depth or thorough) I'd like to know if this is a new initiative on their part, and if so, what are people's experiences, good or bad, with their consultants. Please note this is not a BSA audit initiated by a whistleblower, but one based on the rights we have apparently agreed upon when entering a select agreement.

Microsoft Discontinues Windows 3.x 384

rugatero writes "The BBC reports that, as of last Saturday, Microsoft is no longer issuing licenses for the 18-year-old Windows 3.x. Many here may well be surprised to learn that anyone still has use for the antiquated software, but it seems to have found a home in a number of embedded systems — including cash registers and the in-flight entertainment systems on some long-haul passenger jets (Virgin and Qantas are cited). Considering Linux's credentials as an embedded OS, this news could very well indicate the possibility of more migrations in the pipeline."

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