Microsoft tries to save Software Assurance from drowning

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster


    Microsoft tries to save Software Assurance from drowning

    Microsoft is to add technical support, training, deployment planning and other side benefits to its controversial Software Assurance licensing programme this week, according to leaked documents. The changes follow a set of improvements added in September 2003, and are designed to placate customers who feel the programme doesn't offer value for money. Software Assurance gives customers free access to upgrades for a three-year period, as well as a range of benefits including training and support discounts, in exchange for a subscription fee. However, businesses are choosing to upgrade less and less frequently, and are often on five-year upgrade cycles, according to industry analysts. The programme replaced a popular option that allowed customers to pay a discounted rate for upgrades, and to upgrade at their leisure.

    For the rest of the story, click Here
    Certifications: A+ and Network+


    1. drum_dude
      Nice post Trip...quite interesting this!

    Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.