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Ground Breaking Legislation Against Piracy

Last week President Bush established ground-breaking legislation in the fight against software piracy and intellectual property rights protection by signing into law House Resolution 3632, the Anti-Counterfeiting Amendments Act of 2003. This law closes a critical legal loophole by criminalizing the distribution of standalone Certificates of Authenticity (COA) labels as well as other authentication components… Read more

Attention System Builders – Upcoming webcasts for you on: Windows XP Media Center, SBS 2003, Microsoft engagement opportunities, and more…

Webcast: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 – Build and DeployDate/Time: January 7, 2005 – 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. Pacific TimeDescription: Windows Media Center is the coolest thing going right now.  If it were any cooler, it would end global warming.  So join us for an overview of what is involved in building and configuring… Read more

Upgrading your 10 PCs to Windows XP Pro? Get all 10 upgrades for less than the price of 9, plus get a free year of Software Assurance and many extra benefits thrown in. Let us show you how.

For any of you who have attended or viewed my live or archived Licensing Training Seminars, you have heard me say that Licensing is not a solution, it is merely a tool to help you acquire the solution you are looking for.  Just like you choose the right tool when working around the house (a… Read more

You’re asking the wrong question… And it may be costing you money.

A question we get asked is, “Why should a Small Business consider buying Microsoft software through the various Volume Licensing Programs, such as Open License, instead of just buying their software through Retail Box product?”  This question makes a general assumption, that retail boxed product is the “right” way to purchase software for a business… Read more

Tick, tock… Only 12 days left for 3 years of FREE UPGRADES!

For any of you located in the U.S., remember to take advantage of the Windows XP Pro Rebate (worth up to $15,000) by having your customers acquire their upgrade licenses via Volume Licensing by December 31, 2004.  Details on the rebate are listed at: big of a savings is this for your customers (and how are the… Read more

Welcome to the new MS Small Business Community Blog!

Welcome to the brand new MS Small Business Community Blog!  We are very excited to roll out this third component of the Small Business Community:1) MS Small Business Community SharePoint Site: http://www.mssmallbiz.com2) MS Small Business Community User Group: MS Small Business Community Blog: (here)Moving forward, we look to provide additional thoughts, insights, information, etc…. Read more