This past week, I received questions from a couple partners regarding their current clients who are licensed for Windows SBS 2011 through the Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) and what should they order now and for how long. After conveying the information back to them, I received a simple request asking where the information is posted so that they could share it with their fellow partners and with their clients to see. Because of this, I thought I would post it here on my blog for all of you to see, so you could have this information and its location as well.
If you download the FAQ linked above, you will find the following within it:
The SPLA subscription program rule is if a partner was licensing a particular product at the time it was removed from the SPUR/Price List, they can continue licensing/ordering that product/SKU until the earlier of: a) they migrate to the newer version; or b) their SPLA agreement expires and is renewed.
If I have Windows SBS 2011 Premium Add-on in SPLA when Windows Server 2012 Essentials is released, what do I order?
If I have Windows SBS 2011 Standard Edition in SPLA when Windows Server 2012 is released, what do I order?
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Thankx for getting this posted where it is easier to find Eric.