The one thing consistent with Microsoft is change. Attempting to predict what will happen tomorrow is just as difficult as predicting what will happen two years from now. That being said, Microsoft is giving hints as to what the landscape of SPLA and CSP will look like in the not so distance future. Without further delay, here’s my predictions:
- Microsoft will increase SPLA pricing at some point. It’s inevitable. See point number 2.
- There will be a big push to move SPLA providers to CSP and it’s happening now. CSP pricing is not going up any time soon.
- CSP membership will be part of the requirement to join SPLA. Going out on a limb here, but if the goal is to move SPLA to CSP, I think this would be a good way to do it.
- CSP requirements will be more streamlined and easier to obtain. See point number 2.
- SPLA compliance will increase. See point number 2.
- SPLA Resellers will put more focus on CSP than SPLA. See point number 2.
Good news? I think it’s time for SPLAlicensing.com to get a facelift. It’s been several years using the same format. What features would you like to see? What topics interest you? What do you think will happen in SPLA? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and would love any suggestions.
Thanks for reading,