Cut and paste this letter if you need to justify this training for your boss:

Dear [your boss’s name here]:

I’d like to attend the Directions on Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp. This seminar will help me obtain essential but hard-to-find licensing knowledge and best practices—knowledge I’ll use to help our company make smarter licensing decisions and avoid potentially expensive mistakes.

Directions on Microsoft is an independent analyst firm in the Seattle, WA, area that has focused exclusively on Microsoft technologies and licensing programs since 1992. Their Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp provides two or three days of intensive licensing training, including:

  • The requirements of licensing the major Microsoft products and services, such as SQL Server, Azure, Office 365 and EMS
  • How to evaluate Microsoft Enterprise Agreements and considerations when moving to or renewing online services
  • The most efficient way to purchase the licenses we need
  • How to stay in compliance without overbuying

The seminar also gives me the opportunity to network with my peers from around the globe to discuss Microsoft licensing ideas, lessons learned, and success stories. The registration fee covers Boot Camp admission, morning coffee service and lunch both days, access to experts for one-on-one sessions, and valuable content to share with my colleagues when I return.

There’s an optional EA Negotiation Workshop where I can learn a disciplined process and proven tactics for negotiating more effectively in our next Enterprise Agreement renewal.

This event is held only a few times a year, and feedback from previous Boot Camp attendees indicates it’s well worth the investment.

Thank you for your consideration.


[your name here]