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Hear how the Small Business Desktop Advantage is helping drive success for one of your SBSC peers, Vince Tinnirello of Anchor Network Solutions, in the SBSC podcast series

By now you’ve heard about the Microsoft Small Business Desktop Advantage.  You know, the single part # solution for companies with between 5 and 75 PCs that provides every PC in the company with a: ·         Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 new license ·         Microsoft Windows Vista Business Upgrade (or Windows Vista Enterprise or Ultimate)… Read more

Windows 2003 Terminal Services – What licenses do I need? Examples both with and without SBS 2003.

Last week I gave a licensing seminar before the Northern California Area Quarterly Partner Briefing that ran throughout the morning.  In the session we covered many, many aspects of licensing, including “What licenses do you need to use Windows 2003 Terminal Services?”  This seems to be an area with several questions, so I thought I… Read more

Neither rain, nor snow, nor… Oh NOW what?!?!?!?

So if you’ve been following the Blog lately, you have probably noticed a few lulls in the posts from time to time since early November.  I thought I would share why this has been taking place so that you didn’t think I was just forgetting about you.  (Note: I live over 30 miles from Microsoft’s… Read more

If I am a Partner or reseller, where do I purchase Open Value licensing from for my clients?

Open Value is available from your Microsoft Authorized Distributor and all Resellers and Partners can offer Open Value to their clients.  Don’t know who the Microsoft Authorized Distributors are?  No problem!  We have them listed for you with links to their contact information for you on the Microsoft Authorized U.S. Distributor page of the Microsoft… Read more

I want to give 24 of you $10,000 each. Just tell us why it should be you…

That’s right.  We are giving away $10,000 in marketing funds to twenty-four of our Microsoft Small Business Specialist Partners between now and the end of June 2007 in our “Growing Small Business Together” contest to help drive new business opportunities for you.  All you have to do is tell us about a success story you… Read more

So how long after my Open Value Agreement expires do I have to renew my Software Assurance?

Open Value Renewing Coverage under the Same Agreement Software Assurance coverage ordered under an Open Value agreement will end upon expiration (or termination) of that agreement. Customers will receive written notice of their renewal options 60 days prior to expiration of the agreement. Customers may have the option to renew their agreement for successive 36… Read more

If I have the Windows Vista Business Upgrade or Windows XP Professional Upgrade through Volume Licensing, what do I have the rights to run using the “Downgrade Rights?”

 Volume licensing customers with a license for Windows XP Professional or Vista Business are eligible to use a prior version in place of the version they have licensed.  Eligible Prior versions of Windows XP Professional include Windows 2000 Professional, Windows NT Workstation 4.0 or 3.51.  Eligible prior versions of Windows Vista Business include Windows XP… Read more

Are you attending the joint Ingram Micro and Microsoft training sessions on Open Value and the Click2License Tool?

If you are not already registered, here is a great opportunity for you to learn more about both of these! Microsoft & Ingram Micro   Dial-in Conference Line:  866-500-6738  PC 3904655  Please click on the links below to register for each individual session Part 1:   12/6/06: 10:00 – 11:00 AM Event ID : 1032318527… Read more

Anyone recognize some of the names in the latest round of lawsuits filed against alleged dealers of counterfeit software? I think you will…

In case you have not seen the latest round of lawsuits filed to help protect consumers and support our legitimate resellers and Partners, you can read the PressPass release to see the latest round.  And I think you will recognize some of the names on the list…   As always, please continue to help us… Read more