Microsoft is asserting that enterprise customers have the wrong idea about the asset management investigations its partners tout as a way to save money on software licensing.

"There is a misperception around Software Asset Management and Compliance Audits," Patama Chantaruck, the general manager for Microsoft's software asset management & compliance group, claimed in a post to a company blog last month that included the phrase "myth-busting" in its title.

Chantaruck was vague about what the "misperception" was, but implied that customers conflated the two different programs when she offered definitions of each, Software Asset Management, which goes by SAM, and licensing audits.

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