Volume Licensing Fundamentals – Introduction to Microsoft Volume Licensing Tools

Introduction to Microsoft Volume Licensing Tools This course, Volume Licensing Fundamentals-Introduction to Microsoft Volume Licensing Tools, will introduce you to the different online tools that have been designed to help Microsoft Volume Licensing customers and Partners. The course forms part of the WWLP training series on Microsoft Volume Licensing and is a new addition to…


Windows 7 Licensing Training – Available Online

Windows 7 Intermediate: Licensing Need to brush up on your Windows Client OS licensing?  Wondering what’s new with the release of Windows 7? The Windows 7 Intermediate: Licensing course will cover policy details to ensure proper licensing of Windows in the Enterprise environment and how to leverage Get Genuine programs.


The Big Easy Offer is back!

The Big Easy 3.0 Live Meeting Details: Friday, October 30th 1-2pm EST Please join Dave Owen, Partner Territory Manager, Microsoft Canada as he highlights how our most successful customer offer currently in market will help you sell, close and bring forward bigger deals into this calendar year. In one of Microsoft’s biggest launch year in…


New Fiscal Year – Windows 7 Promo

Welcome to Microsoft’s Fiscal Year 2010!   I am back from vacation and ready to blog away on everyone’s favourite topic.  Now, as exciting and complete as licensing can be, I will augment this year’s blogs with important announcements around products and promotions.   What better way to start the year than with a promotion for our…


Changes to the Home Use Program

As of June 1st, 2009, the Home Use Program (HUP), a Software Assurance benefit available through Microsoft’s Volume Licensing programs, has changed the end user fulfillment process. The Benefit now offers an online purchase and digital distribution method of product procurement. Please note that digital distribution is only available for individual/one-off orders. If your customers…


Reimaging Rights & Downgrade Rights: Kill two birds with one…concept?

In all honesty, Reimaging Rights and Downgrade Rights are two separate concepts with unique elements. That said, the one aspect that ties the two together is the fact that they both grant end customers the ability to replace an existing software installation with… something else. Here’s my longwinded attempt at defining and differentiating between the…


Open Value Level C

The new Open Value price discount (affectionately known as OV 250) is finally available in Canada! OV Level C launched April 1st and, because it is not a new Volume Licensing program, you can find it on the Open Value and Open Value Subscription price lists (just filter for "C" under the “Level” category). This…


Licensing Academy Community – This Blog’s for You!

It is with great pleasure that I welcome everyone to the Licensing Academy Blog. This new website will provide a great forum for not only a weekly Licensing update of product and program concepts but also give you, our Channel Licensing Community, the opportunity to post comments and provide feedback. In fact, we highly encourage…


Upcoming Training Events and Announcements

**NEW** FOR48PAL: Forefront Protection Suite Licensing Overview, Register today for Live Meeting on October 1, 8:00 – 9:00 am PST Join this session to learn how your customers can license the Forefront Protection Suite starting Nov. 1, 2009. The Forefront Protection Suite is the next generation of the Forefront Security Suite – and the vehicle…



On Demand Licensing Training Get started with Microsoft’s on demand series of Introductory Licensing courses. Each session is designed to not only give you a solid foundation of Microsoft Licensing but also a great first step in achieving your Licensing Certification. Essential Microsoft Licensing Courses Introduction to Microsoft Licensing Introduction to Microsoft Volume Licensing Programs…