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

One very hot topic that’s been spurring many conversations so far since my, “Big news: Open Value Subscription launching in the U.S. and Canada!” post has been the topic of the Up-to-date discount I mentioned in my Yes, you heard right… 50%* off the first year payment! post. Since the licenses needed to qualify for… Read more

15% off Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design Subscription offer

As you have probably heard already, the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription is becoming available in two separate offerings, allowing for the rich set of benefits that each offers be more tailored to the Partner types subscribing to each.  Well, for those of you that are interested in the Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design Subscription… Read more

How You Can “Download All” of the Microsoft eBooks I posted

Ever since I put up my “I’m Giving Away Millions of FREE eBooks" post, I have once again been receiving a flood of fantastic comments and feedback about the resources, as well as several questions. Here’s a quick FAQ/How-To to help address many of these in one place as a way to make it as… Read more

Announcing Windows Essential Business Server – Formerly codename "Centro"

  Today Microsoft and the Windows Server Solutions Team are proud to unveil our new integrated server solution designed for midsize businesses – Windows Essential Business Server – previously known as Windows Server code name “Centro”.  This is a significant announcement for Microsoft, our customers and our partners as we prepare to deliver a brand… Read more

Windows 7 Resources For You

With the upcoming release of Windows 7 on the horizon, I wanted to share with you some resources that you may or may not be aware of that you can utilize regarding Windows 7. Windows 7 Online Readiness Kit – Review the Windows 7 Online Readiness Kit to better understand the capabilities of the Windows… Read more

Some answers and updates on Microsoft Action Pack questions we’ve been hearing

Below is some updated information and answers to some of the more common questions we have been seeing and receiving regarding the Microsoft Action Pack subscription.  As a reminder, you can join Tram Nguyen and me, later today for our “Understanding the latest MAPS Updates” Live Meeting session where we will be addressing your questions… Read more

Licensing Basics: What are Transfer Rights?

Transfer Rights grant the right to uninstall software from one device and then re-install that software on a different device. For instance, the ability to uninstall a license of Microsoft Office from one PC and then reinstall that license of Microsoft Office on a replacement PC. These rights, if granted, would be listed in the… Read more

What are the “Enterprise Products” available through Open Value Subscription?

With the new Open Value Subscription program, one of the requirements is that the initial Agreement order be for at least one of the Enterprise products on a company-wide basis. Plus, for those of you interested in taking advantage of the Up-to-date discount I talk about in my Yes, you heard right… 50%* off the… Read more

What are the requirements to earn the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency?

Earlier this month we announced Details on the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency that talked about what it is, some of the benefits of the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency, etc. and this morning on today’s MPN Live, the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency was touched on again. One question that I… Read more

OEM Microsoft Server software. New short video answers top questions about adding Software Assurance.

Ever wondered if you could add Software Assurance to an OEM Server License? Or if you can, when can you do so? Also, why would you want to? What happens if you do? What happens if you don’t? These are common questions we receive and in order to help alleviate these concerns and address these… Read more