The future of SBS Cals?

Right now we only have this forum post which in turn links up to a HP webcast chat transcript as authoritative info about how long the cals will be sold to:


The Future of SBS 2011 CALs?:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbusinessserver/thread/6cb4ec99-1147-41e4-9f8e-64b90aa453c6




Q: What are the possibilities of extending Windows SBS 2011 Standard licenses beyond 2013?
A: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard will remain available through the OEM channel until December 31, 2013, and will remain available in all other current channels until June 30, 2013. The Windows SBS 2011 CAL Suite will remain available through the OEM channel until December 31, 2016, and will remain available in all other current channels until June 30, 2016.


Why OEMs get through 12/31/2016 and retail and VLSC only gets until 6/30/2016 is beyond me.  Eric Ligman says that we should do VLSC and not OEM and yet in the small biz space Microsoft constantly reinforces how wrong of an idea that is. 

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