We’re announcing a new partner software benefit for Team Foundation Server at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Boston today. In addition to the software benefits they currently receive (A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System for Microsoft Partners), members of the Customer Development Solutions (CDS) and/or ISV/Software Solutions competencies will now receive one production use license for Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server (the standard edition, not Workgroup) per organization.
- Certified partners in these competencies can receive up to three production use Team Foundation Server licenses per company per country.
- Gold partners in these competencies can receive up to ten production use Team Foundation Server licenses per company per country regardless of the number of locations included within a member organization.
Locations associated with an organization that have an additional partner program toolkit will receive Team Foundation Server media in the July competency toolkit.
Licenses are non-perpetual, and usage rights are limited to term of enrollment in the Microsoft partner program agreement and CDS or ISV/Software Solutions competency.
As noted in my earlier post, Team System for Partners Pricing, Microsoft Gold, Certified, and Empower ISV Partners can purchase additional licenses at 20% off the regular Open License (Business) price.
As always, Microsoft Partner Program Regional Support Centers are available to answer any questions. Partners may call their local center to verify eligibility and benefit entitlements.