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Microsoft Audit Experience


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Defended medical IT services firm in a Microsoft SPLA audit.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Advised global professional services company regarding Microsoft licensing under both SPLA and volume-licensing agreements, and assisted company in negotiating custom amendments to achieve global licensing objectives.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended southeast e-mail hosting company in a Microsoft SPLA certified self-audit.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended Dallas-area video game studio in a Microsoft certified self-audit.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended dental financial services company in a Microsoft audit involving heavily contested findings related to Office usage, and assisted the company with a complex software license transfer.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended nationwide hosting services provider in a Microsoft SPLA audit.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended international hosted IT infrastructure firm in a Microsoft SPLA audit.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended Midwestern hosting services firm in a Microsoft SPLA audit involving heavily contested findings related to SharePoint usage.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended New Hampshire IT services firm in a Microsoft SPLA audit involving heavily contested findings related to Windows Remote Desktop Services usage.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended Minnesota IT services firm in a Microsoft SPLA audit that resulted in no licensing shortfalls or compliance penalties.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended Pennsylvania cloud services firm in a Microsoft SPLA audit, and also advised the firm related to prospective SPLA compliance and customer-facing agreements.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended global semiconductor manufacturer in multiple volume-licensing audits initiated by Microsoft.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Manufacturing  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended business applications firm for automobile dealerships and finance companies in a Microsoft SPLA audit involving heavily contested findings related to Windows Remote Desktop Services usage.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended home healthcare provider in a Microsoft audit involving heavily contested findings related to Microsoft Office component deployments.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended data management and analytics firm in a Microsoft SPLA audit that resulted in no licensing shortfalls or compliance penalties.


Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Marketing & Advertising  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended business solutions firm in a Microsoft SPLA certified self-audit.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended SaaS solutions firm both in a Microsoft SPLA audit and in a separate volume-licensing audit affecting other hosted solutions.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Assisted IT infrastructure solutions firm with strategies to ensure compliance with Microsoft SPLA licensing and in preparing customer agreements to accommodate hosted solutions supported by SPLA.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended ambulatory care services company in a Microsoft SPLA audit.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Assisted global IT security firm in formulating a strategy for licensing Microsoft software on network-security appliances and in avoiding an audit initiated by Microsoft.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Assisted IT consulting and support services firm in the preparation of customer agreements to accommodate hosted solutions supported by Microsoft SPLA licensing.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Defended California IT managed services company in a Microsoft SPLA audit.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Assisted leading non-profit Texas hospital chain with negotiations to resolve contested findings in a Microsoft-funded licensing true-up review and to negotiate custom amendments to Microsoft volume license agreements following a pivotal corporate merger.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Assisted IT consulting and support services firm to formulate an appropriate strategy for licensing Microsoft software in a hosting environment.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Assisted northwestern energy company with a Microsoft-funded licensing true-up review and negotiations to resolve compliance concerns.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Energy  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Advised global travel technology company with Microsoft Enterprise Agreement true-up obligations.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Assisted digital forensics and e-discovery firm with a Microsoft self-audit.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Represented health care software vendor in Microsoft audit. Matter resolved confidentially.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended and assisted many technology services firms providing cloud services, IT services and hosting services with Microsoft SPLA licensing and audits.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  


Engaged by global email security and compliance company in a Microsoft SPLA compliance audit. Microsoft was represented by their auditors Ernst & Young.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Renegotiated Microsoft Enterprise Agreement for leading oilfield services provider.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Energy  Team: Andrew Martin, Rob Scott


Represented Pennsylvania based broadcasting corporation in a Microsoft SAM engagement.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Media  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Assisted financial news giant with global Microsoft licensing healthcheck involving over 50,000 computers.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Media  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Advised mortgage lending company regarding Microsoft licensing.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Financial Services  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented regional hospital chain in a Microsoft SAM engagement resulting in a true-up purchase with no compliance penalty and a release of all compliance claims.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Represented New York area hospital system in an audit conducted by Microsoft resulting in an out of court settlement and compliance savings of over $1,000,000.   

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks


Defended fortune 500 IT Services company in Microsoft audit resulting in a new $34,000,000 Microsoft Enterprise Agreement enrollment including a release of all compliance claims. 

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Christopher Barnett, Rob Scott


Advised companies regarding Microsoft SPLA licensing requirements in connection with Microsoft audit dispute.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Technology  Team: Andrew Martin, Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Advised global enterprise with more than 4,000 computers in connection with Microsoft audit related to true-up and affiliate enrollment provisions of Microsoft Enterprise Agreement.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Food & Beverage  Team: Julie Machal-Fulks, Rob Scott


Assisted regional hospital with its internal Microsoft audit and its response to Microsoft regarding the sufficiency of its Microsoft licenses.

Practice Area: Microsoft Audit  Industry: Healthcare  Team: Christopher Barnett, Julie Machal-Fulks