Saturday 30 August 2008

Software Assurance time limit after OEM or Retail FPP purchase

With the looming deadline for purchasing Open Value Licenses (OVL) with Software Assurance or Open Value Software Assurance (SA) on OEM or Retail packaged product, it is very important to note this one fact:
  • Software Assurance can be purchased ONLY within 90 days of the original OEM or FPP purchase.
That is, if a client purchases an OEM SBS 2003 R2 Premium today, August 30, 2008, then they have until November 30, 2008 to purchase Software Assurance.

But then, we hit another snag: OVL license and SA or OVL SA for SBS 2003 R2 Premium is available only until October 31, 2008.

Right now, SA is the best value on the planet for our clients going through hardware refreshes or new clients we are installing SBS infrastructure for.

Some links:
Check it out!

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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