The Provance Blog

The Provance Blog will provide you with expert advice, insights and opinions in regard to IT Service Management, Microsoft, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft System Center.  

Provance at IAITAM ACE 2011

If you are planning to attend the International Association of IT Asset Managers Annual Conference and Exhibition (IAITAM ACE) on October 12-14, 2011 at Aria in Las Vegas, be sure to stop by the Expo and introduce yourself! Expo Hours: Wednesday, Oct 12th 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Thursday, Oct 13th 12:15 pm to ...Read More »

Negotiating Leverage in Software Audits

Given the increasing frequency of software license audits, it's just a matter of time before you are contacted by one or more vendors. You need to be as prepared as possible for the inevitable software audit, and minimize the potential risk  of non-compliance. There is a significant power dichotomy between software vendors and the ...Read More »

Vote for Provance at TechDays Canada

Coming off of the great session that Gord Watts, VP of Product Development at Provance, Gord is at it again! The session at WPC 2011 SAM07i – Using System Center Configuration Manager Asset Intelligence was rated in the top ten interactive sessions for the entire conference, as well as ...Read More »

Simplify Data Import with the Provance Data Management Pack

Maintaining up to date and accurate data is essential to support efficient IT service and asset management. Manual data entry is time consuming, expensive and is prone to data entry errors. Traditional data import into Microsoft System Center Service Manager 2010 (SCSM) requires several steps and XML coding to import your ...Read More »

Cheat Sheet - Microsoft SAM Optimization Model

Microsoft created the Software Asset Management (SAM) Optimization Model to provide guidance for implementation of a SAM program aligned with the ISO 19770-1 standard. If you are looking for a tactical framework to evaluate your SAM policies without having to interpret and adapt ISO 19770-1, Microsoft SAM Optimization can help. The ...Read More »