Microsoft’s client-access licensing and pricing changes to hit December 1 | ZDNet:
Microsoft recently notified partners about enterprise Client Access Licenses (CALs) changes so they can inform customers about their options before the changes take effect on December 1, 2012. These CAL changes include a user-based option that offers more value in support across unlimited devices and simplifies licensing management and compliance as devices in the workplace proliferate. Pricing for user CALs will change to reflect the increased value. Customers should work with their Microsoft partner or account team to assess their options.”
No, you recently sent notices to distis who MAY have sent notices to partners.
I am still officially a Microsoft partner and I don’t recall getting any such official notice from Microsoft. I’ve not received one from my license reseller. I’ve only stumbled across it because others who had more on the ball TPAM (technical partner account manager) forwarded what they got to me. So if Microsoft thinks they have informed their partners… I’d argue otherwise.