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Welcome to SAMexpert Academy

Become an expert in Microsoft compliance and economics

  • Microsoft Licensing
  • Microsoft Cloud and BYOL
  • Microsoft Agreements
  • SPLA and CSP-Hosting
  • Software Audits
  • Cost management
  • Agreement negotiations

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Who we are

SAMexpert.Academy is an e-learning spin-off project by SAMexpert – leading independent consultancy specialising in the economics of Microsoft licensing and cloud.

The knowledge we share here results from our combined experience of over 50+ years managing commercial relationships with Microsoft.

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Meet your instructors

Alexander Golev

Alexander has been around Microsoft technology for over 30 years, licensing – over 20 years. He stands by independence, transparency, knowledge sharing and putting people first. Motto: don’t be afraid to be bold.

Daryl Ullman

Daryl’s vision is to provide our clients with the knowledge, tools and experience to innovate and thrive by negotiating exceptional deals with software vendors. His experience in enterprise software spans 25 years.

Nicola Panzacchi, Deda.Cloud

The work done with SAMexpert on Microsoft licensing training has been outstanding. Clarity and detail in every aspect. Excellent work.

James Thompson

I highly recommend SAMexpert.Academy for anyone looking to expand their skills and knowledge in their field. The training I received has already had a positive impact on my work, and I am confident that it will continue to do so for years to come.

Jitendra Desale, RealPage Inc.

I highly recommend SAMexpert for their hard work and dedication toward providing training. The methodology and delivery is fabulous with detailed orientation plans. Whatever knowledge I have in Microsoft Licensing is only because of SAMexpert and Alexander.

Our recent blogs

New SQL Server 2022 rules - good or bad?

Jan 05, 2023

Fundamental changes to Microsoft BYOL in October 2022

Oct 04, 2022