So be honest, how many of you Partners have asked (or thought), “Hey, Microsoft! Why can’t we download our Action Pack software so we can have access to it faster than having to wait for you to ship us a bunch of DVDs?!” Not to mention the fact that having it accessible via download vs. the DVD means you can’t lose the DVD! Well guess what? Now you can have faster access to all of your Microsoft Partner Program software benefits, including Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS), through Digital Distribution!
Not only does digital distribution bring Action Pack (MAPS) software benefits to you via download, you will also have access to the Gold and Certified Partner software benefits from the same centralized download site as well! (Assuming you are a Gold or Certified Partner) Yes, I did say “from the same centralized download site,” meaning that no, you do not need to choose between this site or that site depending on what level Partner you are. You simply go to the site, log-in, and have access to your benefits based on your Partner Organization association.
Plus, it gets better! With digital distribution, you get an entire collection of benefits:
Here are a few screen shots for you of the new digital distribution site:
So what are you waiting for? Head out to the Digital Distribution of Microsoft Software Benefits page on the Microsoft Partner Portal and get started today! Here you will be able to:
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Eric Ligman – Follow me on Global Partner Experience Lead Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
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Now if they would just make the crc checking utility available (CRC305.EXE) to non MSDN subscribers that would be great.
That's fantastic! Much better than having to wait for (and then store) discs!