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19. September 2023

Windows 11 – Innovations, Benefits, Alternatives

Windows 11 is Microsoft's latest operating system. But would you have guessed that it's already been two years since its launch? It certainly doesn't feel that long. Because even today, many companies remain uncertain about what's actually new in Windows 11. That's why we're giving you a compact overview of the most important differences to [...]
5. June 2023

usedSoft-Shop awarded with seal of quality

Our online shop has been awarded the Trusted Shops quality seal, a sign of trustworthiness for online retailers. At usedSoft, we pair the best service with abosulte reliability. For buyers of used software, this means that purchases of up to €20,000 are protected by our buyer protection program, regardless of the chosen payment method. Our [...]
24. May 2023

Update, Upgrade, Downgrade

IT renovation made easy! When the plaster in your own home starts to crumble, you know it's time to renovate! The right time for a software modernisation, on the other hand, is not always obvious for many companies. On this page we have compiled the most important information about updates, upgrades and downgrades for you. [...]
30. March 2023

What happens when Microsoft support ends?

The time has come for the 2013 version of Microsoft Office, Exchange Server, Project and Visio: Microsoft will end the extended support on 11 April 2023. On this page, we provide a short overview of what this actually means, what you need to do and how used software licences from usedSoft can help you. What [...]
28. February 2023

SQL Server 2022: How to license correctly?

SQL Server 2022 Standard can be licensed in two ways - either with a combination of server and access licences (CALs), or core-based with core licences. This sounds more complicated than it is: Licensing via combined server and access licences (CALs) Each (!) server – physical or virtual – running SQL 2022 Standard requires a [...]
25. October 2022

Top 3 reasons for Windows 10

Immer wieder werden wir gefragt, ob sich ein Wechsel auf Windows 11 lohnt – und auf welchen Geräten das neue Betriebssystem denn nun technisch einwandfrei läuft. Natürlich gibt es nicht die eine Antwort für alle, aber allgemein gilt: Auch ein Jahr nach dem Start von Windows 11 ist der Vorgänger die erste Wahl. Der Marktanteil [...]
20. September 2022

Windows Server – End of support and version upgrade

Especially if you are still using Windows Server 2012, you should definitely consider an upgrade. Because the end of support is already coming next year. How can you prepare for this and what options do you have when changing versions? Our licensing expert Julia Stöcker explains this in our latest video "Windows Server - Upgrade [...]
13. June 2022
Press Release

Used software pioneer Peter Schneider has died

Only a few days ago, used software pioneer Peter Schneider, the founder of the international software trading group usedSoft, passed away due to serious illness. His family announced this today. He had reached the age of 67. Peter Schneider founded the company usedSoft in 2003 and managed it since then. In so doing, he laid [...]
12. May 2022
Press Release

Used software is sustainable

Clothing made of organic cotton, vegetables grown locally, packaging made of paper - in their private lives, many people consciously shop for sustainable products. But used software is also sustainable: In this year's market survey, the used software supplier usedSoft asked more than 150 participating purchasers from companies, public authorities and the software trade: How [...]
25. April 2022
Press Review

Behörden Spiegel: digital und grün

Öffentliche Einrichtungen stehen unter dem immensen Druck, digitaler und gleichzeitig nachhaltiger zu werden. Die beiden Maßgaben stehen sich mitunter im Weg. Das Fachmagazin "Behörden Spiegel" berichtet, dass der CO2-Fußabdruck in der Software-Entwicklung eine zunehmend kritischen Kennziffer ist. Softwarehersteller entwickeln immer schneller und mit immer mehr Aufwand neue Versionen, um Funktionen einzuführen, die in der Praxis [...]
15. February 2022
Press Release

Used software versions from 2019 in the fast lane

The 2019 versions of Microsoft Office applications and servers were bought more frequently than their previous versions for the first time last year. This information, announced today by the European used software supplier usedSoft, means that the used software versions from 2019 are on the fast lane. The best-selling software was “Office 2019 Standard”. The [...]
12. October 2021
Press Release

Windows 10 still available second-hand

Microsoft has just launched the latest version of its operating system, Windows 11. While any differences to the previous version can only really be seen in its new design, its hardware requirements have increased markedly. This entails risks when switching over. For companies, this means it’s worthwhile continuing to issue devices with Windows 10. The [...]