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New OEM vs. Retail Box vs. Volume Licensing for Microsoft software comparison videos and resources page launched today!

Whether you have been to the site lately or not, you may want to check this out. One of the most often visited pages on our site is the, “What is the difference between OEM, Retail Box, and Volume Licensing software? Which is right for me?,” page in the Common Questions & Misconceptions section of our site. In the past, this page contained two brief videos describing the differences between these programs and how to choose between them.

Back when the original page was developed, let’s just say the video quality may have left a little bit to be desired… Today, we relaunched this page with new and updated content to help make sure that this high demand resource continues to deliver the information our Partners and visitors are looking for. If you take a look at this page today, you will find:

1) Two new videos (one at 320 X 240 resolution and one at 640 X 480 resolution) with MUCH clearer audio and video and utilizing several of the new slides we have been presenting. If you have a decent internet connection, I would recommend using the 640 X 480 link since it buffers and begins playing relatively quickly (less than 30 seconds when I tried it this morning on my connection)

2) A link to download a PDF of the presentation given in the new videos

3) Links to related information that many of our visitors who have viewed the video have also used or told us have been very helpful for them

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Eric Ligman
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
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