Thursday, 19 July 2007

Vista SA - MS Desktop Optimization Pack for SA Just Arrived!

I am pretty excited! One of our Windows Vista Software Assurance media package just arrived.

The Administrator's Pack Pak from (forwards on to an MS site) is included in the the Desktop Optimization Pack for SA benefits.

The Admin Pack Pak from Winternals was about $1,200US, if I recall correctly, to purchase before Microsoft acquired Winternals in July of 2006.

Now, it is less than $25 per year per Vista workstation covered by Software Assurance. Not only that, there is a huge bundle of other utilities, tools, and management capabilities included as well.

Microsoft has definitely made Software Assurance for Windows Vista a very attractive add-on with this new SA bundle.

Also, there is an excellent text one can get on the Winternals portion of the Desktop Optimization Pack: Winternals: Defragmentation, Recovery, and Administration Field Guide. It can be had from your favourite bookseller.

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack site.

UPDATE 2007-07-19: My eyes must be crossed. It is the Winternals Administrator's Pak (No "C").

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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