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New Windows Genuine and Software Protection Program resources available online for Microsoft Partners


For years you’ve all seen and heard about the risks of counterfeit, pirated, or illegal software.  Recently you may have also heard about the new Software Protection Platform which disables valuable enhanced features—such as Windows Aero and Windows ReadyBoost—on non-genuine versions of the Windows Vista operating system.


Now Microsoft is providing you, our Partners, with resources you can use when talking with your clients to better understand and discuss Windows Genuine and the Software Protection Platform.  You can access and download these resources on the Genuine Windows Vista: Software Protection Platform page of the Partner Portal.


We also have several online courses available for you on the MSREADINESS site.


Thank you and have a wonderful day,


Eric Ligman
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
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