One of the big business issues in adopting Microsoft products is licensing. A new Licensing Web site for ISVs is a first step towards simplifying the Microsoft Licensing landscape. It was developed to address feedback we’ve received from our ISV partners who want to learn more about the benefits of Microsoft Licensing, who need clearer information on what program will best suit their business model, and want to learn how to explain the different licensing options to their customers.

We’ve also launched an updated ISV Royalty Licensing page. This Web site reflects the commitment that the ISV Royalty Licensing team has in helping our partners innovate and grow their business through the benefits presented by the program. The launch of the improved ISV Royalty Licensing page offers a new Silverlight Demo – providing in plain English a comprehensive view to the benefits of the program along with partner and product solution highlights, how-to’s and go-do’s.

Over the next couple of months, these pages will evolve into more extensive and interactive sites.  We’ll offer demos and tools that will let ISVs evaluate the programs that are right for their business. There will be licensing business scenarios that illustrate which licensing programs to use—and when to use them. And we’ll continue to add more news, information, and links about all of Microsoft Licensing programs and how they apply to ISVs.