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posted by LaminatorX on Wednesday March 05 2014, @06:30PM   Printer-friendly
from the It's-a-trap! dept.

dotdotdot writes:

"I am the IT guy for a small business with about 20 users. We use Microsoft Windows and Office, and I regularly audit our Microsoft volume license usage to make sure we are compliant.

I received an email from Accordo Group Ltd about a Microsoft Volume License Software Asset Management (SAM) License Review. The introduction letter stated, 'Microsoft would like to work with your company to review all Microsoft software products in use throughout your organization. This review process will be undertaken with all customers over a period of time and is intended to help you control your software assets.' The email and all the attachments were written as if they were from Microsoft, not Accordo. My first and last name, as well as the name of my company, were all misspelled.

So this is what I would like to ask SN:
Has anyone else had to deal with this? Are they just phishing for people who will agree to this?"

 
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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Grishnakh on Wednesday March 05 2014, @07:22PM

    by Grishnakh (2831) on Wednesday March 05 2014, @07:22PM (#11474)

    Don't want to worry about audits? Don't use Windows.

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  • (Score: 2) by jt on Wednesday March 05 2014, @11:15PM

    by jt (2890) on Wednesday March 05 2014, @11:15PM (#11579)

    It's another cost of doing business with Redmond. Must factor in the time, money, and disruption, in addition to the licence and upgrade treadmill costs. I sure as hell would not put myself in a position where a private company would rummage around in my network, but my employer would rather give up their collective testicles than give up Excel.

    • (Score: 2) by Grishnakh on Thursday March 06 2014, @04:24PM

      by Grishnakh (2831) on Thursday March 06 2014, @04:24PM (#12028)

      Yep. I just wish they'd stop complaining about it. They signed up for that treatment, so they have no right to complain about these audits or other bad treatment by their vendor.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 06 2014, @05:36PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 06 2014, @05:36PM (#12067)

    This. Enjoy the ride, sucker.