Monday, February 15, 2010

Media Downloads for SBS/EBS 2008

So if you've spoken to me about this subject you'll know one of my pet peeves is the distribution model for the product.

  • You can't download it from VLSC
  • You can't get your license keys from VLSC
  • ....and to add insult to injury since around August 2009 your disty could no longer fulfil your media order (or prompt you to order media with your licensing purchase).
VLSC got a bit ugly there for a while but it now seems to have stabilised for the most part, following some strident complaints from Partners and lobbying by the Australian subsidiary (and others no doubt also).

I recently spoke with Brad Clarke (NSW Partner Territory Manager) and Inese Kingsmill regarding these issues and Brad has courageously taken on the fine fight to get some more sensible distribution going for the SBS and EBS open license products.

Read more about it on the Microsoft Australia Partner Network Blog.

I'd also be interested in hearing your comments regarding VLSC.

Keira McIntosh is the General Manager at Directions Technology - an Australia owned small business providing managed and reliable IT Support in Brisbane. You can also find her on Twitter and Linked In.

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