M365 From SA – Mit használhatok és hogyan?

Napjaink egyik legelterjedtebb Microsoft szoftver- és szolgáltatáscsomagja a Microsoft 365, vagyis az M365.

Az M365 különböző szintű csomagokban nyújtja a felhasználók mindennapi munkavégzéséhez szükséges szoftverhasználati-, szolgáltatáselérési- és (csomagtól függően) szerverelérési jogokat, előfizetéses formában.

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Egyik nagy előnye, hogy a felhasználók megfelelő kategorizálása és a megfelelő csomagok megválasztása leegyszerűsíti a szoftver eszközgazdálkodást, nincs szükség a felhasználók által használni kívánt komponensek külön-külön történő licencelésére.

Ugyanakkor, a Microsoft a termékspecifikus licencelési szabályok kialakításakor mindig arra törekszik, hogy a lehető legtöbb felhasználási módra és a legtöbb egyéni ügyfélkörülményre megfelelően alkalmazható licenctípusokat és szabályokat hozzon létre. A cél érthető, de ennek komoly hátulütője, hogy akár egyetlen termékre vonatkozóan is számtalan licencelési forma és szabály alakul ki, melyek tengerében könnyű elveszni. Tipikus formája ennek az M365 From SA előfizetés.

A From SA előfizetések olyan nagyvállalati ügyfeleket céloznak meg, akik már rendelkeznek az alapvető szoftverek maradandó licenceivel és azokra vonatkozóan a Software Assurance (SA) szolgáltatást is fenntartották eddig. A From SA előfizetések az ilyen ügyfelek számára a teljes árú előfizetésekhez képest alacsonyabb díjon biztosítják a bennük foglalt szolgáltatásokat és szoftverhasználati jogokat, ezáltal természetesen a Microsoft részére is eszköztárat biztosítva az ügyfelek átcsábítására „a sötét” az előfizetéses oldalra…

Az M365 From SA elve ugyanez: a meglévő Windows Desktop, Office alkalmazáscsomag és CAL csomag licencekkel, valamint ezekre fenntartott SA-val rendelkező ügyfelek számára biztosítja az M365 előfizetési lehetőségét, kedvezményes áron.

A váltásból, valamint a számos kiegészítő szoftverhasználati jogból eredően az M365 From SA előfizetést választó ügyfelek azonban gyakran tanácstalanok: akkor most mit, milyen mennyiségben és milyen feltételekkel használhatunk?

Ezen próbálunk az alábbiakban segíteni.

Mit ad nekünk az M365?

Az M365 From SA előfizetések az E3 és E5 csomagra vonatkozóan érhetők el Enterprise Agreement keretében.

Az M365 csomagok online szolgáltatástartalmának ismertetése nem célja ennek a cikknek, a From SA előfizetések által biztosított jogok értelmezéséhez elegendő a kliens oldali komponensek ismerete:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise E3/E5
  • M365 Apps for Enterprise alkalmazáscsomag (korábbi nevén Office 365 ProPlus)
  • Enterprise CAL csomaggal egyenértékű szerver elérési jogok

Fentieket a csomag felhasználó metrikával biztosítja, tehát a felhasználási jog nem egy eszköznek, hanem a felhasználónak van biztosítva.

További fontos tény, hogy amennyiben egy Office alkalmazásszerver (Exchange-, SharePoint-, Skype for Business Server) minden belsős felhasználója M365 E3/E5 előfizetéssel rendelkezik, abban az esetben a szerverhez nem szükséges külön licencet biztosítanunk.

Milyen feltételekkel vásárolhatunk M365 From SA előfizetéseket és mi történik az erre jogosító alaplicencekkel?

A From SA előfizetések vásárlási feltételeit a Termékfeltételek (Product Terms, PT) nevű dokumentum szabályozza. A dokumentum magyar nyelven is elérhető, ugyanakkor az időnként előforduló fordítási hiányosságok miatt az eredeti, angol nyelven szívesebben hivatkozunk rá.

Lássuk először, hogy a PT milyen feltételeket fogalmaz meg a From SA vásárlására vonatkozóan:

PT, Appendix C, Add-ons & Other Transition Licenses

From SA

  • „Customer may acquire From SA SLs instead of SA for fully paid, perpetual Licenses subject to the following conditions:
    • Customer has active SA or is renewing coverage for the corresponding Qualifying Licenses
    • Customer acquires no more than one From SA SL for each Qualifying License unless provided otherwise in this Appendix
    • Customer retains the corresponding Qualifying Licenses throughout its From SA license subscription period
    • Customer acquires From SA SLs at Enrollment anniversary or renewal

Itt azon a megfogalmazáson van hangsúly, miszerint a From SA előfizetés az SA helyébe lép, nem az alap licenc helyébe. Az alap licencek további használatára vonatkozó korlátozás nincs, kivéve az a nem rég bekerült passzus, miszerint az alaplicencet a From SA ideje alatt meg kell őrizni (gyakorlatilag a tovább értékesítés tiltása).

Ugyanennek a fejezetnek az M365 bejegyzése határozza meg az alaplicenceket, melyek SA-jának helyébe lép az előfizetés:

  • Windows Desktop Operating System
  • Core/Enterprise CAL Suite
  • Office Professional Plus

Fentiek tehát azt jelentik, hogy az M365 From SA előfizetések megkezdése után az Ügyfél továbbra is rendelkezik az alaplicencekkel is, azok SA előnyei nélkül.

Mit ad nekünk az M365 From SA?

Annak ellenére, hogy az M365 From SA egy kedvezményes előfizetési forma, a fent ismertetett komponenseken túlmenően a teljes árú előfizetésekhez képest egy további fontos felhasználási jogot is biztosít, amely a legtöbb félreértésre adja az okot az M365 From SA kapcsán, ez pedig az Office Professional Plus használati joga.

A félreértéseknek általában két fő oka van:

  • Az M365 E3/E5 csomag által biztosított, fentebb említett M365 Apps for Enterprise (O365 ProPlus) alkalmazáscsomag nem azonos az Office Professional Plus alkalmazáscsomaggal. Az M365 From SA által biztosított Office Professional Plus használati jog tehát egy hozzáadott használati jog a teljes árú előfizetés használati jogaihoz képest.
  • Az Office Professional Plus azonban a user alapú M365 csomaggal ellentétben egy eszköz alapon licencelendő termék. Sokan ezért ez a jogot úgy értelmezik, hogy az M365 From SA előfizetésekkel azonos mennyiségű Office Professional Plus eszköz alapú licenchez jutnak hozzá az ajánlat révén. Pedig ennek az állításnak egyik eleme sem igaz, ugyanis

nem feltétlenül a From SA előfizetésekkel azonos mennyiségben, nem eszköz alapon és nem önálló licencként használható ez a jog.  

Lássuk hogyan szabályozza ezt a PT:

PT, License Terms, Software, Online Services, Microsoft 365, 2. Product Conditions, 2.2 Extended Use Rights for Microsoft 365 E3/E5

2.2.2 Office Professional Plus

2.2.2.1 Microsoft 365 From SA User SLs:

For each Licensed User to whom customer assigns a Microsoft 365 From SA User SL, Customer may install:

  • one local copy of Office Professional Plus for the sole use of the Licensed User for the duration of the subscription; and
  • one local copy of Office Professional Plus for new User SLs added to the same volume license agreement for the sole use of the Licensed User for the duration of the subscription. The number of new User SLs granted those user rights may not exceed the number of From SA User SLs initially covered under the agreement.

A From SA által biztosított Office Professional Plus használati jog úgy van tehát megfogalmazva, hogy egy helyi példány telepítési és használati jogát adja, a licencelt felhasználó kizárólagos használatára.

Miben különbözik ez egy teljes értékű Office Professional Plus licenctől?

Egy Office Professional Plus licenccel ellátott eszköz elé bárki leülhet, hogy az alkalmazáscsomagot használja, és erről a licencelt eszközről joga van egy szerver oldalon telepített példány távoli elérése is (pl. Remote Desktop megoldással, ha rendelkezik a megfelelő CAL-okkal).

Ha a licenc SA-val is rendelkezik, akkor a licencelt eszköz elsődleges felhasználója egy szervezeten kívüli, például otthoni számítógépről is elérheti a cég szerverkörnyezetében telepített Office Professional Plus alkalmazáscsomagot, a Roaming Rights SA előny révén.

Ugyanakkor az M365 From SA Office Professional Plus használati jogára vonatkozó bekezdés nem azt mondja ki, hogy a felhasználó egy eszköze licencelve lesz Office Professional Plusra, hanem azt, hogy a felhasználó egy eszközén telepítheti és (csak ez a felhasználó) használhatja az Office Professional Plust lokálisan. Ez a jog tehát nem biztosítja a szerveren telepített Office Professional Plus használati jogát, ebből a szempontból ez nem számít „licencelt eszköznek”, és más felhasználó sem használhatja ezt a telepítést. Ugyanakkor a bejegyzés nem hivatkozik verzióra, így a mindenkori legfrissebb és a korábbi verziók használati jogát egyaránt adja.

A második bejegyzés azt mondja ki, hogy ahány From SA licencünk van, maximum ugyanannyi teljes értékű (nem From SA) M365 előfizetéssel rendelkező felhasználó is megkapja ugyanezt az Office Professional Plus lokális telepítési és használati jogot egy eszközén. A From SA előfizetések megvásárlását követően ugyanis, ha user szám növekményünk van, ezt már csak a teljes értékű előfizetésekkel oldhatjuk meg, ezért előfordulhat, hogy mindkét előfizetés típus használatban van egy cégnél.

Fentiekre egy példa:

  • A cég rendelkezik 500 db Windows Enterprise per Device + SA, 500 db Office Professional Plus + SA és 500 Enterprise CAL Suite + SA licenccel.
  • A szerződésük megújításkor úgy döntenek, hogy M365 From SA-ra állnak át az SA folytatása helyett. Ekkor lesz nekik:
    • 500 db M365 From SA előfizetésük (Mely 500 felhasználónak a fentiek szerinti korlátozott Office Professional Plus telepítési jogot is ad)
    • 500 db Windows Enterprise LTSC per Device upgrade licencük SA nélkül – ezek a licencek SA nélkül azonnal ahhoz a géphez kötődnek végleg, amelyhez rendelve voltak (ld. cikkünket a Windows 10 SA-ról)! Emellett összes SA előnyüket is elveszítik, így a virtualizációs jogokat is, tehát ezek a licencek a továbbiakban például VDI környezet elérését sem biztosítják.
    • 500 db Office Professional Plus eszköz alapú licenc, az aktuális verzión, downgrade joggal, de SA nélkül –ezek a licencek akármilyen eszközhöz kioszthatóak és egyaránt biztosítják az adott verzióig az Office Professional Plus lokális használatát és szerver oldali telepítés (RDS) elérését is a licencelt eszközről. Hátránya, hogy nincs Roaming Rights, tehát a licencelt eszköz elsődleges felhasználója nem „viheti magával” szervezeten kívülre a szerver oldali telepítés elérés jogát, tehát nem jogosult mondjuk az otthoni gépéről a szerveren telepített Office elérésére úgy, ahogy az egy SA-zott licenc esetén lenne.
    • 500 db Enterprise CAL Suite SA nélkül – Mivel az átállás miatt valószínűleg mindenkinek van M365 E3/E5 előfizetése, akinek on-premise szerver elérése van, ezeket a CAL csomagokat legfeljebb a külsős felhasználók Windows Server elérésének biztosítására van lehetőség felhasználni. Ha mégis akadnának belső felhasználók, akiknek nincs szerver elérési jogot biztosító előfizetésük (pl. M365 F1/F3 felhasználók) és nekik biztosítanánk ezekkel a licencekkel szerver elérési jogot, akkor elveszítjük az M365 E3/E5 csomagok cikkünk elején említett egyik nagy előnyét: az ingyenes Office alkalmazás szerver telepítési jogot, mivel ez csak abban az esetben él, ha ezeket a szervereket csak M365 E3/E5 belső felhasználók érik el. Tehát ha CAL-lal licencelt belső felhasználónak is adunk elérési jogot, akkor szerver licencet is használnunk kell és virtualizációs környezetben valószínűleg annak SA-ját is fenn kell tartanunk.

Ugyanakkor, ha a cég alkalmazottainak száma időközben növekszik, példánkban 600 új felhasználója lesz, akkor ezeknek már nem vehet From SA előfizetést, nekik már teljes árú M365 előfizetés beszerzése szükséges.

A fenti második pont szerint azonban ahány From SA licencünk van, maximum ugyanannyi teljes értékű (nem From SA) előfizetéssel rendelkező felhasználó is megkapja az Office Professional Plus lokális telepítési és használati jogot egy eszközén. Tehát ebből a 600 új felhasználóból, akinek teljes értékű előfizetése van, maximum 500-nak szintén joga lesz a From SA szerinti Office Professional Plus lokális telepítésére és használatára.

Fentiekkel a Microsoft elsődleges célja az volt, hogy az M365-ra történő váltástól ne tántorítsa el azokat a potenciális ügyfeleket, akik még nem állnak készen a használatban lévő Office Professional Plus alkalmazáscsomagjaikról az M365 Apps for Enterprise átállásra.

Erős ajánlat?

Az M365 From SA Office Professional Plus használati joga elég erős ajánlatnak tűnik, de ha összes korlátozást figyelembe vesszük, akkor már kevésbé, sőt audit kockázatot is rejthet.

Az M365 From SA Office Professional Plus lokális használati joga ugyanis csak egy felhasználóra vonatkozik egy gépen. Ez azt jelenti, hogy az ügyfélnek biztosítania kell, hogy ezt a telepítést csak egy felhasználó tudja elindítani, ha leül a gép elé, vagy fizikailag kell ellehetetleníteni, hogy valaki más elé üljön és használja, különben egy teljes eszköz alapú Office Professional Plus licencigény generálódik erre az eszközre.

Lássunk egy példát:

  • A megmaradt From SA alaplicencünk között 500 db Office 2016 Professional Plus található.
  • 500 felhasználónk, van From SA M365 E3 előfizetéssel és 500 eszközzel.
  • Az összes eszközön Office 2019 Professional Plust telepítünk, a From SA előfizetések jogán.
    • Ebben az esetben az összes Office Professional Plus telepítés olyan az 500 eszközön, hogy minden egyes eszközön csak egy-egy felhasználónak van joga azt használni és kötelességünk valamilyen módon biztosítani, hogy a gyakorlatban is csak ez a felhasználási mód valósulhasson meg.
    • Ha ezt nem oldjuk meg, akkor, mivel a felhasználási módok lehetőségének megfelelően kell licencelnünk szoftvereinket, máris 500 db Office 2019 Professional Plus eszközalapú licencigény generálódik, hiszen csak az ilyen licencek biztosítanák, hogy bárki leülhessen a gépek elé az Office Professional Plust használni. Ezt a problémát a megmaradt Office alaplicenceink sem oldják meg, ha a 2019-et szeretnénk használni, hiszen azok 2016 verzión maradtak példánkban.
  • Ezen túlmenően ez a licenc nem biztosítja szerver oldali telepítések elérési jogát. Könnyű azonban abba a csapdába esni, hogy a From SA „használati jog” miatt egy szerverre is Office 2019 Professional Plust telepítünk, mert „úgyis mindenkinek From SA van”. Ennek szintén az az eredménye, hogy az összes gép, amiről elérhető ez a telepítés Office 2019 Professional Plus licencigényt generál.
    • Ha szerver oldali Office Professional Plus telepítést akarunk elérhetővé tenni, akkor az eszköz alapú alaplicenceinket kell használnunk, amik megmaradtak SA nélkül (példánkban legfeljebb 2016 verzión), így viszont nem sok hasznát vesszük a From SA Office Professional Plus használati jogának.
    • Ha szervezeten kívüli gépekről is elérhetővé akarjuk tenni ezt, akkor ahhoz már nem alkalmasak ezek a megmaradt alaplicencek az SA és ezáltal a Roaming Rights hiánya miatt. Ha tehát ilyen környezetet akarunk használni, akkor az M365 Apps for Enterprise-t kell telepítenünk szerver oldalon, hogy user alapú licencelése révén az M365 felhasználóink elérhessék azt bárhonnan, de ha már ezt használom szerver oldalon, akkor valószínűleg nincs szükség Professional Plus-ra kliens oldalon…

Összefoglalva tehát:

  • az M365 From SA előfizetések mellett továbbra is megmaradnak alaplicenceink, de az SA előnyök nélkül, mely jelentősen beszűkíti alkalmazási lehetőségeiket, főleg az M365 előfizetések mellett.
  • az M365 From SA korlátozott Office Professional Plus telepítési és használati jogot is biztosít, de ez nem egyenértékű egy teljes értékű Office Professional Plus licenccel, és jogszerű használata elég nagy odafigyelést igényel, valamint ritkán van rá szükség az M365 Apps for Enterprise mellett. Ez a jog kiterjeszthető a teljes árú (nem From SA) előfizetéssel rendelkező felhasználókra is, maximum a From SA mennyiségével egyező mértékben.

Manapság pedig, amikor a felhasználók munkakörnyezete napról napra változhat (munkahelyi munkavégzésről otthonira vagy vissza), az SA nélküli maradandó licencek használati lehetőségei egyre korlátozottabbak.

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He obtained his law degree at ELTE Budapest, during which time he studied international economic law in Valencia for 1 year.

He gained his professional legal and IT experience at various multinational companies as well as international law firms. He joined the IPR team in March 2022.

Since his childhood, sports have been an integral part of his life. He spends most of his free time playing tennis, squash and football, beside that he is trying to explore as many parts of the world as possible.

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Orsi joined the IPR-Insights team in September 2019, with 23 years of work experience at different types of IT trading companies.

She is experienced in retail, system integration, and also distribution in the IT world. She worked always in relation to software brands, especially in the sales and licensing roles of Microsoft's small and midmarket segment.

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He has a degree in Economics at MBA level and one Master of Arts degree in Literature and social sciences. Attila has always worked for multinational companies, amongst them, SAP where he spent four years in the software sales division and three years in the consulting division gaining extensive experience in SAP software, projects, and services.

As a father of two sons, the focus is on the family. In his free time, he likes mountain climbing, hiking, and various water sports.

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She joined the IPR-Insights legal team as a licensing consultant in May 2021. She studied law at the University of Debrecen, and then completed a specialization in info-communication law at the University of Pécs.

In her work, she has always sought the common ground of law and the practical application of innovative technological solutions in a local and global context as well. She gained her professional experience in in-house and law firm environments, mainly in the fields of data protection and IT law. All these facilitate a complex approach in handling issues concerned.

She enjoys spending her free time actively: hiking, skiing. She follows the recent regulatory developments relative to various innovative technological solutions, and fulfills her enthusiasm for visual arts.

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As a career starter, she accidentally got caught up in the world of IT, where she still tries to satisfy her immense thirst for knowledge.

She has more than 10 years of professional experience in logistics, licensing and sales at one of Hungary's leading IT distributors. She joined the IPR-Insights team in May 2021.

A perpetual mover, curious and always looking for a challenge, she likes spending her free time hiking, rafting, via ferrata tours and is a great nature and animal lover as well. Her artistic side is expressed in music and photography.

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He studied law at the Universities of Pécs and Cologne, and subsequently, enriched his skills with public procurement and financial studies.

He got involved with the magical world of software licenses at IBM’s international service center, and this love has not ended. He is thorough and reliable, trying to find the most appropriate responses to all questions of customers. He specializes in IBM software licensing, software law issues, and software vendor audits.

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He graduated in IT engineering and gained most of his experience as a project manager with various enterprises by implementing and operating IT infrastructure and applications. He has a wide range of software and hardware knowledge, spiced with a number of Dell Certified System Expert and Microsoft Certified Professional exams.

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Gábor joined the IPR-Insights team in the autumn of 2020. In terms of his career, he took an adventurous journey in the last couple of years. He has gained experience in banking, commercial, and energy environment.

He learned the basics of asset management at an international bank referred to as the alma mater, where he did the ITIL exam successfully. After that, the world opened up to him and all his time was tied to the discovery of the United States. His love of music led him to a commercial direction, where he perfected his management skills. His curiosity about IT tools was aroused again by Steve Jobs’ book, causing him to find himself in a large corporate environment, again. The digital transformation started from the hardware field that he (also) managed. The double tender and the IT project planning followed by implementation gave him the lesson thoroughly. As a bird resurrected from its ashes, he just like the Phoenix continues his journey with fresh energies at IPR-Insights.

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For over eight years, she gained experience in the IT industry, first working for one of the largest integrators in the Polish market, then later, in the leading international company engaged in software resale.

At IPR-Insights, she works as License Consultant, supporting clients in solving complicated licensing problems. Her skills gained at Polish market in licensing and SAM are acknowledged in certificates confirmed by one of the leading software producers.

Jakub Panas

Kuba began his professional career as IT specialist in a small trading company. Then he joined a governmental organization dealing in public health, where he acted as: business analyst, Project Manager, public tender specialist, administrator of databases, Windows and Active Directory. Also he was the Polish delegate to the respective European public agency.

After 10 years, he felt he should look for a job with a bit tighter and more focused scope. When getting the proposal of IPR-Insights Poland, he instantly realized that it could be the right place for him. Since then, he is an acknowledged consultant of our Polish team.

He is a real acting architect afternoons, too: he loves building new Lego constructions together with his sons.

Ádám Nyuzó

Nyuzó Ádám

The leader of the technology team of IPR-Insights, manager and active participant of solving any software development issue arising in our work.

In addition to coordinating the development activities, he also supports our software asset management projects by his corporate infrastructure management experience. He props his younger colleagues, not just with acts, but through his classical didactical way (?I know YOU can do it??). On his own admission, he is the Miyamoto Musashi of IT.

As his Master, he has a much diversified interest: reading, tuning his car, building his house, raising his children. But you have to know, he is not perfect: he can be better at glacier skiing, bell founding and in quantum mechanics.

Janusz Krzyczkowski

Janusz Krzyczkowski

Master of Business Administration holder from Leon Koźmiński's Academy. Graduate from Mathematics and Information Technology Department, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń as well as from Physics Faculty at the Warsaw University.

He was responsible for sales and license policy of the largest software vendor. He specialized in their software at several local and regional partner companies.

At present, he holds position of General Manager at IPR-Insights, where he deals with sales of Software Asset Management solutions. Certified Software Asset Management Consultant as well as Auditor within Software Management and Licensing Procedures. Software Asset Management is not only his profession, but also - passion.

Octavian Filip

Law graduate and long-distance runner, our alliances and international sales manager has over a decade of experience in licensing software and licensing agreements with large and enterprise size companies in Europe, both from the perspective of working for the largest software vendor but also for key international partners of the software vendors.

He considers the position of a SAM services provider to best fitting as an independent player, as it allows for the act to be totally objective and for the results to be used as seen best fit by the beneficiary. It also allows us to work with any IT services company, even if SAM providers themselves.

Zsolt Csala

Csala Zsolt

He is leading the operations of IPR-Insights in Hungary.

He aspires to pass on his widespread IT consultancy, project management, and software asset management experience to the consultants of IPR-Insights while assisting their further professional development and expansion. Not only does he hold CISA and ITIL qualifications he is also a notable Excel guru within IPR-Insights.

In his free time, he tries to organize family programs that his maturing children can still be persuaded of, or he enjoys running and playing chess. He finds new challenges regularly, that require contemplation, like the Rubik's Cube speedsolving methods or bot programming in new languages.

Andrea Kovács

Kovács Andrea

She joined IPR Insights as a licensing consultant in August 2019.

She graduated at ELTE as a lawyer, but she also studied a semester at Masaryk University with an Erasmus scholarship - focusing on IT, so it was obvious that she would like to work in this field right after graduation.

In her free time, she does research on social media regulation as part of her PhD dissertation.

Alíz Teixeira Juhász

Aliz spent the first 10 years of her career in a multinational environment in the finance area, of which she worked 5 years abroad on an SAP implementation and process harmonization project as a business process expert.

She joined the IPR-Insights Group in 2019 as a finance colleague to support the company's international strengthen by her experience gained in a multinational environment.

She likes to spend her free time with her family's two-legged and four-legged members and friends. Her favorite leisure activities are reading, putting puzzles together and hiking. In addition, she also works in a volunteer organization that aims to develop disadvantaged children.

Gábor Vincze

Gábor joined the IPR-Insights sales team in 2022. He is a management engineer by qualification. He is a former hardware salesman in IT, has ITSM experience and managed a business unit in IT security distribution, so he has experience with all clients regardless of company size.

He joined IPR-Insights because his previous experience had made it clear to him that software management, among other things, was not yet where it should be. He is determined to educate as many people as possible about the importance of effective software management.

He spends his free time with his family, with whom he tries to spend as much time as possible outdoors.

Attila Hatvani

Hatvani Attila

By profession, Attila is a computer mechanic and maintainer.

After working for smaller companies as data recorder, he joined IPR-Insights team, where he learned the basics of software identification and registration. Over the past few years, he became an experienced identification expert.

His hobby is modelling, be it by land, sea or air, he assembles any type of models, and controls them with confidence.

Pál Csuvarszki

Pali joined IPR-Insight in February 2022 as a licensing consultant.

He turned from a mechanical engineer into an IT professional and has more than 15 years of experience as a license manager. He has gained experience in different areas of IT mainly in multinational telecommunication companies and in the banking sector. He is currently a product manager of SAM-Insights software asset management system and is involved in client projects as a license consultant.

He spends most of his free time with his wife and his grandchild. By the way, Pali is a DIY, BBQ, music listening, amateur barista kind of guy.

Balázs Repkényi

Repkényi Balázs

As an Oracle licensing expert, he has been helping our clients in opposing software vendor audits and coping with the particular challenges of Oracle software asset management for more than 10 years and on five continents.

As an instructor at the IPR-Insights LicenseAcademy and the Advanced Oracle LicenseAcademy, he also supports our clients’ software asset management community in maintaining compliance and reducing risk.

Previously, he worked for Oracle and the Arrow ECS Oracle distribution team.

György Hidasi

Hidasi György

He gained his wide-scale knowledge as system administrator and desktop supporter throughout various small-, medium- and large enterprises, including a software company, oil company, brewery, and even a commercial television.

At IPR-Insights, he deals with infrastructure and software identification related questions, and with technical support of our customers as well. Basically a quiet calm person, difficult to get him out of his mood (better not to try).

He rarely speaks, but when he does, his unique sense of humour will have you on the floor in no time. He is a very reliable and helpful colleague, and he can even play music!

Péter Princzesz

He gained his experience as a systems engineer in IT infrastructure operation, development, application server operation and similar projects at medium and large enterprises. He has diverse hardware and software experience, and several Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, Microsoft Certified IT Professional Enterprise certifications.

At IPR-Insights, he is engaged in SAM-Insights software inventory implementation projects, provides technical support for SAM-Insights users, and operates the internal infrastructure. In his remaining time, he is ready to help his colleagues in anything else.

Raising his twin daughters takes the most of his free time, furthermore, he enjoys roaming the world of computer games, or reading fantasy books. Also, he is a big fan of series.

Dávid Gottstein

Gottstein Dávid

Dávid joined the developer team of IPR-Insights after he gained experiences in international and Hungarian companies as software developer and system administrator.

His degree in electrical engineering in telecommunication and computer sciences enable him to become an expert of databases and business logic implementation. Database programming, server or client side programming are all solvable challenges for him.

When he doesn't deal with fine tuning the software asset management tools of IPR-Insights he looks for tasks in family circle.

Richárd Bősz

Bősz Richárd

Richárd joined the identification team with a wide variety of IT knowledge and great enthusiasm in 2020. He has several Cisco CCNA certifications and experience in Microsoft client and server management and system administration.

In his free time, he likes cycling, tinkering with almost anything with competent confidence and he also likes playing computer and mobile games.

Tibor Vincze-Berecz

Tibor has been active in the IT market for 15 years, by profession, he is an IT statistician and economic planner. First, he worked as a sales manager and partner manager for IT retailers, then, as an IT outsourcing consultant for seven years.

He considered the continuous development of his software asset management and vendor licensing skills important from the very beginning. He strives to support the IPR-Insights team as a licensing consultant making use of his experience gained. He specializes in the licensing backgrounds of Microsoft, Red Hat, and VMware.

As a sport, he pursues running and functional training. He likes hiking, especially in the mountains, and he also likes longer, multi-day bicycle tours.

Péter Gyulai

Gyulai Péter

Peter worked for 15 years at multinational companies in various IT-related positions. He has several Microsoft (client and server-side), Cisco CCNA, Prince2 and ITIL intermediate certificates.

In his role as an infrastructure consultant at IPR-Insights, he takes part in implementation projects of the SAM-Insights software inventory system, and provides technical support to our customers, while also being involved in the maintenance of our internal IT infrastructure.

He spends most of his free time with his wife and three children. He likes going to the theater, going on excursions and playing football with his friends.

Zsófia Csabay

Csabay Zsófia

After completing her international relations and Turkish studies at Eötvös Loránd University, she gained experiences in public administration and continued to build on her background in multisectoral medium size and multinational companies in international relations consultant and project manager positions.

Currently she enriches the sales and marketing team of IPR-Insights. Organizer and host of the LicenseAcademy courses.

Her favorite hobby is dance which is a form of art and sport at the same time.

Lajos Vitányi

Lajos brings valuable knowledge into the developer team based on many years professional experience. Earlier, he participated in designing and developing databases, and he also worked on projects to facilitate the web communication of databases.

He also has expertise in developing web services and windows applications. Throughout his career, he was not only responsible for developing applications on demand, but he was also involved in planning and specification tasks.

He likes playing football with his friends in his free time.

Vivien Gál

Gál Vivien

As a fresh graduate, Vivi tried herself in several different fields and positions when she happened upon the role of office assistant, with which she luckily fell in love with soon after. In close cooperation with Orsi, she ensures the smooth day to day operations of the office, and helps out her colleagues with all the minuscule problems of the workplace.

Outside the office, she has a vivid social life, and simply adores post-it notes.

Dr. Telek Eszter

Mindent tud a szoftver szerzői jogról és a licencekről, még olyanokat is, amit maga a szoftver gyártója sem. A munkában szerzett tapasztalatait folyamatos tanulási, kutatási mániájával igyekszik bővíteni; rendszeresen publikál, illetve előadásokat tart szoftverjogi és az infokommunikációs jogterületet érintő egyéb kérdésekről.

A Pécsi Tudományegyetemen szerzett infokommunikációs szakjogász diplomája megszerzését követően PhD kutatást kezdett az ELTE Jogi Karán, ahol a nyílt forráskódú szoftverekkel és a szerzői művek közkincsbe bocsátásával foglakozik.

Szabadidejében lehetőség szerint sokfelé utazik (ennek érdekében igyekszik tökélyre fejleszteni a törvényes szabadnapok felhasználásának módozatait), emellett szívesen olvas, jár színházba, moziba, és - kollégái nyomása ellenére - igyekszik ellenállni a Star Wars és Indiana Jones filmek maratonszerű megtekintésének.

András Balczer

Balczer András

András joined IPR-Insights team in the spring of 2018, earlier, he worked as database analyst at a market leader media company.

He was infected with the world of IT already during his high school years. Since then, with minor or major interruptions, he has been involved in programming and database design. He is also familiar with data visualization and BI issues.

His favorite out of office relax activities are cycling, and peaceful fishing.

Nándor Sipos

Sipos Nándor

Nándor joined the IPR-Insights team at the end of 2018. As an infrastructure consultant, he plays important role in the implementation projects of the SAM-Insights software registry system, provides technical support for recent customers and the internal infrastructure.

During his previous career, he gained experience in product support, web development, and service management business fields. He graduated from the University of Debrecen as a programmer mathematician and gained Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Microsoft Certified Professional Developer, and ITIL Intermediate certifications.

In his free time, he enjoys hiking, running, cycling, skiing, and ball games such as basketball, squash, football, and table tennis are close to his heart.

Zoltán Tamás Tóth

Tóth Zoltán Tamás

Zoli joined our team in the beginning of 2019.

He started his IT career as an enthusiastic pioneer working on a ZX-81 PC borrowed from the local factory for the weekend. In the 28 years in between, he gained experience working on multiple IT projects in both the public and private sector. Zoli participated as a developer, consultant, and project leader in many projects. He speaks the language of database systems at conversation level, yet he is confident with backend development as well.

From a young age, he was interested in making movies and digital video editing very much that he was only able to pursue in his free time. He is very proud of his pre-youtube pirate video called "Barkas vs. Barkas" which he won an award for with his friends in 1998. He spends his spare time with his family, he is fond of American cars. His hobby is preparing exotic food. And when not exercising all these, he reads legal literature.

Sándor Zsoldos

Zsoldos Sándor

He is one of the founders of IPR-Insights.

Working for the biggest software producer in the world, he figured that the modern version of the old phrase saying "set a thief to catch a thief" is "get a thief as a consultant to catch a thief" (obviously, we would not like to hurt anyone's feelings, we can't help the phrase goes like that - ed.).

In his spare time, he does woodworking (at learner level), takes photos (fairly well), or reads books (quite well). He doesn't have more spare time as he's the proud father of three beautiful children.