SQL Server resellers often send true-up forms to their customers more frequently than Microsoft requires. Some customers receive them every month. They may feel compelled to fill them out each time. However, Microsoft only requires one true-up each year. This true-up must also include an update statement that describes the count changes for the previous year. To increase true-up counts in the enterprise agreement is quite easy. However, to reduce the count, also known as truing down, can be difficult.
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