A Partner asked me this question yesterday on behalf of one of their clients who has SBS 2003 with Software Assurance through Open Value right now. In case you are one of the many Partners with clients in this situation, I thought I would provide the answer for you here.
With SBS 2008 SKUs coming onto the Volume Licensing pricelists in October, the media will begin to have availability in mid-October. Because of this, the SBS 2008 media will be included in their November media kits.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Microsoft Senior Manager, Community Engagement
US Partner Strategy, Marketing and Programs
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