Licensing in virtualized Infrastructures (Practise with Office 365, M365 and Azure) (DTL-MOC55188)


Course Overview

Virtualization and cloud are on everyone's lips. Numerous manufacturers offer a wide variety of solutions for virtualized infrastructures or hosted cloud platforms. The change or connection between these environments plays an important role here. However, in addition to the technical considerations and possibilities of the various solutions, it is also important to keep an eye on the correct licensing. This raises important questions such as:

  • What should I keep in mind when using licenses for virtual systems and what impact do technology changes and mixed operations have on my licensing?
  • Is there the right license for my virtualization scenarios?
  • What do I need to consider if I want to "go to the cloud"?

In this 3-day training, you will learn how to license virtualized environments in a legally compliant manner. One focus is on the current licensing metrics of Microsoft virtualization products, cloud solutions and cloud services such as Office 365, Azure, etc.. The focus is on common scenarios and numerous practical examples. We are happy to discuss special usage scenarios, also from your company. In the area of cloud solutions and services, knowledge of licensing law is supported with practical exercises. Thus, technical basics and license management in the cloud portals will be looked at in more detail and practically tested.

A technical understanding and basic knowledge of licensing law is required for this training.

The training is conducted via Microsoft Teams. Overall, this course thrives on intensive exchange and practical application. Please make sure that you can participate in a Microsoft Teams session without restrictions. During the technical part of the training we use websites like " "and "". Check in advance if you can visit these sites. Some exercises require the use of a cell phone. Of course, you can also follow the course without actively participating in the exercises. However, for a more sustainable learning success, we recommend using the practical opportunities for.

Who should attend

Persons responsible for purchasing software licenses or responsible for software asset management / software license management in companies; IT staff, IT professionals, IT managers, cloud and data center administrators.


Technical understanding, basic knowledge of licensing law.

Course Objectives

After attending this course, you will know the pitfalls of licensing scenarios in the areas of cloud, outsourcing and virtualization. You will be able to safely navigate the cloud portals of Microsoft solutions and manage licenses and services. They will also get answers and suggested solutions for licensing in your cloud and virtualization scenarios.

  • Your added value as a license manager:
  • Find your way around the portals better.
  • Better understand technical issues that impact costs.
  • Learn to avoid getting invoices that were not budgeted.
  • Your added value as a technical manager:
  • Get an idea of how you can set up release processes.
  • Identify which changes have influences on costs.
  • Learn what info the license manager needs to ensure compliance.

Course Content

Day 1
  • Module 1: Technical basics
  • Module 2: Fundamentals of Virtualization and Cloud
  • Module 3: Licensing Virtual Server Environments
  • Module 4: Licensing of Windows Clients
  • You will practically apply what you have learned in practice examples.
Day 2
  • Module 5: Azure and Microsoft 365 Licensing
  • Module 6: Technical Basics for Licensing and Managing Office 365
  • With your test account, you can try out the scenarios live in the course in the Office 365 portal. Furthermore, you will learn about the interrelationships and interactions between IT and licensing in Office 365.
  • A special feature of this day is that 2 trainers (a licensing trainer and a technical trainer) are available and thus licensing issues and technical aspects can be highlighted "stereo".
Day 3
  • Module 7: Technical Foundations for Azure Licensing and Management
  • With your test account, you will see how to make settings in the Azure Portal and learn how to set up virtual machines in Azure, for example. Here, too, we go into the dependencies between technology and licensing.

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

3 days

  • 1,920.— €
Classroom Training

3 days

  • Germany: 1,920.— €
  • Switzerland: 1,920.— €


Instructor-led Online Training:   Course conducted online in a virtual classroom.


Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)   ±1 hour

Online Training Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST) Course language: German
Online Training Time zone: Central European Time (CET) Course language: German
Online Training Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST) Course language: German


Leipzig Course language: German
Cologne Course language: German
Leipzig Course language: German