Welcome to Microsoft’s Fiscal Year 2010!   I am back from vacation and ready to blog away on everyone's favourite topic.  Now, as exciting and complete as licensing can be, I will augment this year’s blogs with important announcements around products and promotions.  

What better way to start the year than with a promotion for our new Client OS – Windows 7.
With Windows 7 now officially on the Volume License price lists, now is the time to start positioning and selling the next generation of Windows – at a promotional price!

Here’s some official wording around the Windows 7 Upgrade program:

Limited-Time Windows® 7 Professional Upgrade Promotion – Help Your Customers Upgrade and Save

Increase your business of Windows desktop operating system upgrades by motivating small- and midsize-business (SMB) Microsoft Volume Licensing customers to upgrade their base of desktop PCs running the Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems. Use this promotion to offer savings on Windows 7 Professional operating system upgrade licenses—with or without Microsoft Software Assurance for Volume Licensing.

In addition, customers with active Software Assurance coverage for Windows 7 Professional upgrade licenses can upgrade to the Windows 7 Enterprise operating system and get rights to acquire the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) for Software Assurance.

Promotion is valid between September 1st 2009 and February 28th 2010.

For more information please visit: https://partner.microsoft.com/Canada/productssolutions/windows/40113458

Don’t forget to check out our Microsoft Incentives and Reseller Promotions websites for information on this and other promotions.

That’s all for now. Happy Selling.

Krzysztof Sokolowski
Partner Licensing Manager