It is with great pleasure that I welcome everyone to the Licensing Academy Blog.
This new website will provide a great forum for not only a weekly Licensing update of product and program concepts but also give you, our Channel Licensing Community, the opportunity to post comments and provide feedback.
In fact, we highly encourage your participation to help make this site a success.
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Before I sign off, I would like to send out a big “Congratulations!” to those that successfully completed their Licensing exams. Over the last few months, over 250 LAR, Ultimate VAR, and Distribution Reps have achieved their Licensing MCP certification.
As inaugural posts go, this one probably did not knock anyone’s socks off… but as they say, the best is yet to come.
Partner Licensing Manager
FOR48PAL: Forefront Protection Suite Licensing Overview, Register today for Live Meeting on October 1, 8:00 – 9:00 am PST
Join this session to learn how your customers can license the Forefront Protection Suite starting Nov. 1, 2009. The Forefront Protection Suite is the next generation of the Forefront Security Suite – and the vehicle for bringing Microsoft Forefront codename Stirling to market. Availability on the Nov. 1 price list will coincide with the availability of the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server and Forefront Online Protection for Exchange, the first releases in the “Stirling-wave” of products.
This session will cover: What the Forefront Protection Suite will look like on Nov. 1 How the Suite will evolve to provide more value for your customers over the next 6 months New technologies being included in the Suite How the Suite and individual suite components will be licensed What guidance to provide your customers on existing and future management of Suite products Why (and what) your customers should purchase now.
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--- The Enrolment for Core Infrastructure (ECI): Exceed your server coverage goals and grow your SA, management, and security revenue! Live Meeting September 17, 9:00 – 10:00 am PST
The Enrolment for Core Infrastructure (ECI) provides an easy way to license the Windows Server® operating system, Microsoft System Center server management, and Microsoft Forefront™ Client Security together in a per-processor license. The Core Infrastructure Server Suites available through ECI are available in three editions – Datacenter, Enterprise, and Standard. These suites help customers reduce product acquisition costs, simplify licensing, manage their core infrastructure more efficiently, and enable new business scenarios. This session will outline the customer value proposition, program details, and the selling scenarios where ECI can help you exceed your revenue goals in FY10.
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Licensing Overview of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007
This session will uncover the basic requirement around the developing a SharePoint 2007-based solution. We will discuss the various licensing component required in designing an intranet, extranet and the internet. We will also review various scenarios that will help you understand how to articulate a business or technical conversation when discussing the various licensing component requirements of SharePoint 2007.
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VAR Live Meeting
Join this Live Meeting where the requirements for Microsoft’s FY10 (July 2009 to July 2010) Ultimate VAR program will be announced!
Upcoming Live Meeting on May 22, 2009 @ 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)