As I mentioned in my Changes coming to Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) August 15th post this morning, the new VLSC interface which is launching on August 15th brings with it a new user experience designed to improve your interaction with the site. Because the new interface provides you with some new functionality and changes the steps to access some of the other functionality, I thought I would post a “How to” here on my blog as sort of a “cheat sheet” showing you “How to” for some of the typical and/or requested activities on the new VLSC site.
Accessing the Relationship Summary
Accessing Product Keys by Agreement (Licensing ID)
Accessing Product Keys by Organization
Opens the downloaded CSV keys information file in Microsoft Excel and sort by Organization to get to the Product keys for an Organization name.
Find Products by Release Dates
Using Product Filters as Search
I hope the short“cheat sheet” above helps you to quickly see how you can accomplish these activities in the new VLSC interface coming in the August 15th update. As a reminder, we are conducting a webcast on August 11th called “What’s New with the VLSC” that you are all welcome to join us for. In addition, we have a couple of videos posted online that walk you through several pieces of the new VLSC user experience so you can get an even better feel for it before and after its launch. I have all of the links to these and the webcast registration in my Changes coming to Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) August 15th post from this morning, so I hope you will take a few moments to read that post if you have not already.
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Will the VLSC support large downloads like SBS 2011 Standard as a result of this upgrade?
The changes mostly look good but why did you choose to have exact mactch keywords as opposed to close match. Often Times i want close matches.
@ Susan - The Download Manager used for downloads has not changed; therefore, the limitation on downloading large files remains the same for this update.
@Typhoon87 - We will further enhance the search feature in a subsequent release to support close match of the product names; however, that is not included in this current release.
Glad to hear you will be adding close matches. Some products have so many flavors that specifc searchs and remebering exactly what is what is not easy.
Hope to see the team move to the new download manager that some of the stuff on technet uses and the Connect team is moving to as well.