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Updated: What qualifies for the 50%* off Up-To-Date (UTD) discount for Open Value Subscription?

Back in January when we launched the Open Value Subscription Program in the U.S. (it already existed in many other countries at that time and still does), I posted the graphic showing what products qualify for the 50%* first year Up-to-date (UTD) discount through the Open Value Subscription program. In that post, I did call out that the place to find the find the most current list of qualifying products for the UTD discount is in the Microsoft Product List, so hopefully you have been downloading the Microsoft Product List each month and already know what the most current list is; however, I am assuming that some of you may not have and some of you may not have seen my previous post so I am posting the new list here on the Blog.


With the introduction of Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 and Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008, the list of qualifying products for the Up-to-date discount has changed since this discount is available for the N-1 version, which is the current version (N) or one version prior to the current version (N-1). So, the most current list of qualifying products for the UTD discount is:






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One thing to note above, with the introduction of SBS Standard and Premium CALs in the 2008 version, we are accepting SBS 2003 CALs as qualifying licenses for the UTD discount for both SBS 2008 Standard or SBS 2008 Premium CALs, so this may be a big opportunity for savings for your clients looking to move into SBS 2008 Standard and Premium.  I do have the SBS 2008 CAL part numbers for Open Value Subscription posted in my “Can I buy SBS 2008 single CALs or do I have to buy them in 5 and 20 packs?” post or you can contact your Distributor’s Microsoft Licensing Desk to get them as well.


Please be sure to take a few minutes to understand the Up-to-date discount and how it can really help save your clients money by offering them the 50%* year one discount based on their existing licenses as well as helping them take advantage of the cost savings that the Open Value Subscription Program has to offer.


*50% discount calculations are based on estimated retail prices. Reseller prices may vary.


Thank you and have a wonderful day,


Eric Ligman
Global Partner Experience Lead
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group
This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights

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