Mon, Jun 28 2010 23:52
VLSC ... revisited
Okay so I have all of my old VLSC licenses hooked to my liveID of firstname.lastname@example.org. It's the one I use for authentication, but the email address is hooked to betas and now forum alerts so it's not one that I want to officially have as the "business email" address for VLSC. The other day I got the eagreement for the new ...starting 7/1... VLSC license agreement. And I had to set up a LiveID to match the business email address to accept the agreement. Okay fine, whatever. I guess I kinda can see that I need to officially agree to it with a live ID deemed to be my "business email". Okay fine.
But now I want to ensure that it goes back and hooks to the LiveId I've used for like umpteen years. So today in trying to figure out how to add an agreement I'm told that because I have a larger agreement, mine doesn't need an authorization, it will just show up on my VLSC log in.
Okay.. but ... I accepted it with my other email address... how do I get it over to my LiveID one? And dudes... it's a SBS order. Come on people... SBS is not a LARGE agreement order by any stretch of the imagination here... I'm a rounding error... always have been. So I call VLSC and they tell me that when I log into the VLSC web site on 7/1 with my business email address it will just be there.
Okay...but how do I get it to show up with all my other LIveID Microsoft licenses.
Oh no problem, just call SoftwareOne and tell them to redo your licenses to have the business email address match your hotmail/Live ID. Now all of your VLSC notifications will go there.
Okay ...but I just use that LiveID for authentication, I'd rather not use it for notification.
No problem then, go into the VLSC web site with your business email address and authorize the LiveID to have access rights to that license agreement.
Okay so log in first as the other me, giving the original me rights to the thing that shouldn't be this complicated to buy in the first place?
This shouldn't be the this complicated to give Microsoft money.
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