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Things worth knowing about used software: tutorials, tips and helpful facts

Which version is the best? How do I activate RDS CAL? How are Windows Servers licensed? Can I sell unneeded licences to usedSoft? How does an audit work? And what is the legal basis for software trade?

Here you will find everything you need to know. From version comparisons, upgrade tips and installation tutorials to information on sustainable IT landscapes. And, of course, all kinds of facts about the sale and purchase of used licences.

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What is used software?

The idea is quite simple: if a company no longer uses a software, it can sell the licences that are no longer needed. The next buyer thus gets the licences second-hand. So what is traded is a right of use. And unlike other products, this does not wear out. So a used software licence is just as good as a new one. However, the price is considerably lower. At usedSoft, we have professionalised this model as the first second-hand software provider in Europe.

Where do used licences of usedSoft come from?

The software licences originate, for example, from insolvencies, business closures, restructurings, system conversions or excess capacities of dealers. Imagine your company wants to migrate from Office 2016 to Office 2021. In this case, you can not only purchase the new version at a very good price from usedSoft. We will also be happy to check whether we can take your Office 2016 licences that are no longer needed in payment. You can find out which requirements have to be met here.

Video tutorials

We have put together step-by-step instructions, tutorials and video explanations for you. What does core-based licensing mean for Microsoft Windows Server, how does installation work with the Office Deployment Tool, is Standard or Professional Plus the better choice? And what is the difference between User, Device and RDS CAL?

The best way to find out is to watch our short video clips.

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