As you are aware, SBS 2003 media and keys were distributed on physical media for all Volume Licensing customers, not as downloadable bits through the Volume Licensing Service Center such as other products purchased through Volume Licensing are. Recently I have been seeing Partners speculating and asking if SBS 2008 bits and keys will be available through the Volume Licensing Service Center in November.

I thought I would let you know the answer to that question to address this for you. The SBS product team has made the decision to not make the SBS 2008 media and product keys available through the Volume Licensing Service Center, just as they did with SBS 2003. The bits and product keys will once again be made available as a physical deliverable for all Volume Licensing customers according to the media availability dates.

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Eric Ligman
Global Partner Experience Lead
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group
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