I checked today with the Microsoft Action Pack Regional Service Center for the Unites States on what the availability of Windows 8 will be for US Partners who have current Action Pack subscriptions. We will be getting usage rights for 10 licenses of Windows 8 Professional. Available August 20, 2012. Also check out release dates here on the Windows Team Blog (thanks to Brandon LeBlanc): http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/08/01/windows-8-has-reached-the-rtm-milestone.aspx People will be able get Windows 8 starting on October 26th either by upgrading for $39.99 or on a new PC or device. And if you buy an eligible Windows 7 PC today, you … Continue reading Windows 8 for Microsoft Partner Action Pack Subscribers
Looking for the SKU for Microsoft Server 2008 Remote Desktop Services by chance? The US price list, in addition to the License Configurator tool are at https://partner.microsoft.com/US/licensing/licensingchoices/licenseconfigurator. Get there by logging into your MS Partner account and clicking on the URL in the last sentence, or from the licensing tab, then expanding “Making Licensing Choices” on the left (at least at the time I wrote this post).
Over the years I’ve seen Microsoft Action Pack subscriptions show up in what I would consider to be fringe qualifiers of the Action Pack’s target audience. Usually by way of a well-meaning acquaintance who tells the business owner or someone on staff that they should get a MAPS subscription since they do a lot with Microsoft and it is a great way to get a lot of software cheap, and even though they don’t do IT work or a Microsoft reseller in particular, what they do as “x” is close enough and they should order it. So for those on the … Continue reading Looking for the requirements to order and a Microsoft Action Pack subscription? Eric has the answers for you.