So I finally got around to finishing up getting the right SKU codes/quote from Softchoice for my software assurance licenses for the next three years. I'm going with Open License Value program which means I'm signing up for any and all changes in software for Office and Small Business Server for the next THREE, count them, THREE years.
Honestly there are some who question my sanity. But here's why I did it:
This beancounter has Live Communication Server because of the SA I had on SBS 2000.
This bean counter can install Office on home workstations because of SA.
This bean counter sees that the server OS and the office productivity suite goes hand in hand.
This bean counter now has cold server rights.
This bean counter is used to annual subscription type agreements....it's part of our culture.
This bean counter can then go to Tracy, Charlie, Sean and Mir, and hold it over their heads that I'm now betting my business on them for the next three years.
It's probably the last one that's the most compelling reason ;-)
Seriously, I also get elearning and other advantages... AND I get to bug the folks at Microsoft for three more years. Should I warn them? nahhhhhh ;-)