Mon, Jun 21 2004 18:03
Microsoft licensing revisited.....
Today in Joe Wicox's Microsoft Monitor he talks about a SBSer who's not a SBSer. Kinda sad because he could have had all the tools he wanted to at his fingertips and now he's stuck driving the wrong car. Reminds me of those car commercials that advertise you have 30 days you switch out a card from the one you drove off the showroom floor with. Too bad something like that can't be included in licensing. There are many a time that people who don't know about SBS find out about it too late. I did ping Mr. Wilcox to tell his friend about TechSoup.org to see if his friend could qualify for charity pricing.
I must say that I still think licensing is too complicated. User CALs, Device CALs when all we SBSers need is just plain SBS CALS. Just seems like it could be a lot easier than it is. I nearly ended up with Device CALS when I wanted User CALS because Softchoice quoted me Device CALS on my first quote. Fortunately I caught the error in time before the quote became an “official order“.
I just “reupped” for SA but am confused as to where my online license and product key numbers will be. I've gotten emails from eAgreement web site and have digitally signed the agreement online through there, but not sure of what's next? And the agreement I “electronically signed” was a 25 page document. I felt like I needed an attorney before I signed it. ;-) And I now have a Jim Park as my Licensing sales rep...don't quite know who that is or how to get a hold of him... but hey :-)
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