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Microsoft Empower Program - good deal for ISVs

Microsoft has rolled out new program called - Empower Program that will enable the ISVs to receive software, support and additional resources designed to help you lower your development costs, test your software and speed your solution's time-to-market.

Jason from MSFT/SSP quoted about this program as follows: 

 

 

Empower Benefits
  • Up to five internal-use software licenses:
    • Windows Vista or Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Office 2007 or 2003
    • 2007 Microsoft Office system or Microsoft Office 2003
  • One (1) software license and up to five (5) Client Access Licenses (CALs) for:
    • Windows Server 2003 (Standard or Enterprise Edition)
    • Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 (Standard or Enterprise Edition)
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Standard or Enterprise Edition)
    • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or 2003
  • Development and testing license: One (1) MSDN Premium Subscription Media Kit and five (5) user licenses**
    • One MSDN Premium Subscription Media Kit (DVD). Each MSDN Premium Subscription includes the full range of Microsoft Servers integrated server software, all Microsoft operating systems, Microsoft productivity products (Microsoft Office Developer Edition, Microsoft Project, FrontPage, Visio, and MapPoint***), as well as access to software developer kits, driver development kits, and the MSDN Library. Each subscription also gives you priority access to new product releases, updates, and betas through the MSDN Subscriber Downloads site.
    • Five (5) licenses** for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition. Up to five (5) users, concurrent with development and testing licenses provided with the MSDN Premium Subscription, may use Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition.
  • MSDN online managed support newsgroups (English only)
    • Forums for your software, hardware, and related technology questions supported by Microsoft support professionals
  • ISV Advisory Service (10 hours)
    • This new phone-based consultation service helps you develop products using Microsoft technologies. Select from a broad range of services, including ad hoc development advice and best-practice recommendations.
     
     

For full details see: http://partner.microsoft.com/empower
https://partner.microsoft.com/40046916

 

Published Friday, February 29, 2008 9:29 AM by ssqa.net

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