Tue, Nov 1 2005 17:15
Dear CAL people
To whom it may concern in the SKU and CAL department. Yes, I know that we've asked before for less SKUs. We've asked before for easier licensing, for Dell computers to be forced to stop saying XP Home operating systems are 'suitable for small businesses'.
There's one more thing I'd like.
I'd like another SKU.
Yes you heard me. I want to have one more SKU for a SBS add on.
I want a Terminal Server bundle for SBS. I want one SKU number to give to a small business owner or partner that would represent a Windows Server OS and 5 TS cals [and then add on more in increments of course].
Have you ever tried to explain to a normal human being that all they need is one Windows Server license, that the Server cals they say you don't need because you are a SBS server owner has nothing to do with the TS cals?
Even after reading this whitepaper, the normal human being still goes “huh“?
I talked to a normal human being today and it was obvious that he was confused by this document and just wanted a product SKU number that he could go to his vendor and say “I want that“.
So Microsoft CAL people? Can I have one more SKU? Please?
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