Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Office 2010 OPK is Now a Download

As a registered System Builder with the Microsoft OEM Partner Centre (sic), we gain access to reselling Microsoft’s OEM products.

In the case of Office 2007, we needed to obtain a kit from one of our Canadian distribution points that contained the necessary install media, licensing information, and the deployment toolkit.

Now, that kit is available as a download from the OEM System Partner Centre (sic).


After clicking the above link, we see:


We have had a few clients that have asked for French language versions of products in the past, but for the most part we deal with English speaking and writing clients.

Once we click on the English download, we are greeted with the following:


Answer any of these questions incorrectly, and a rubric shows up indicating that we cannot qualify. So, we went through and made sure we were in the right with the above answers.

Office Starter 2010 is a non-starter for us. ;)

We do not do a lot of OEM licensed products. Pretty much all of the OEM licensing are for one-off situations as is the case here.

Okay, so we go through and answer the above questions. We then have to sign the System Builder Download License Agreement. It is a bit of a read, so be prepared to either PDF it, or print it off to go through before signing it as the session will likely time out by the time we read it all.


Once through all of the above steps, we finally had our download on the way:


Once we have the OPK downloaded, we can load the software on a new system and also sell our client a Product Key Card.

From Microsoft:

Purchase a Product Key Card to activate preloaded Microsoft® Office 2010 software on this PC. Product Key Cards provide one installation for one preloaded PC only.

The Product Key Card part numbers for us in Canada are:

  • Office Home Standard 2010: 79G-02020
  • Office Home Business 2010: T5D-00295
  • Office Professional 2010: 269-14834

Now that we have all of that figured out, we can get a PKC for Office Home Business 2010 for our client.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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