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How much Microsoft Tax do you pay?

Joe Wilcox of Microsoft Watch wrote an interesting commentary about the "Microsoft Tax" enterprises pay. Microsoft currently is flaking against Apple alleging Apple customers pay an Apple tax (which I would agree, but it's not money but loss of control, but that's a story for another time. The components of the M$ tax are:
  • Client-Access Licenses (CAL)
  • Software Assurance
  • Versioning (Pulling out features into new products or enterprise editions)
  • MDOP and Windows Vista Enterprise
Head over and read the full article. As with every tax: avoidance (in case of M$ tax: a.k.a pirated software) is illegal, however a good tax consultant can lower your burden. Microsoft's licensing options seem to be as confusing as your average state tax code. Why not call in the experts to lower your M$ tax?

Posted by on 13 January 2009 | Comments (1) | categories: Software


  1. posted by Keith Brooks on Wednesday 14 January 2009 AD:
    Stephen, You took my thunder, I was going to describe something like this. Maybe I will augment their article then.