First off, there is the decision of Open Business [a two year renewal] or Open Value [a three year, payments spread over 3 years as an option]
First off learn about the benefits
Next understand that because I was a software assurance customer of SBS 2000, I got the ability to retain the Internal instant messaging [I have licenses to Live Communication Server]
I have "Cold Server Rights" [keep a backup OS on a "cold" server ready to be placed into service.
I have SBS 2k3 as a result.
Thus being a SA customer of the SBS 2000 platform paid off.
Knowing that there is a Future for SBS, I'm "re-upping"
SA Benefits Chart: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/programs/sa/offerings_chart.mspx
SA Customer Guide: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/programs/sa/howtoget/default.mspx
(sa customer.doc on the right-side of the page)
Please note, all I have is eLearning and no Training vouchers as I did not purchase 50 licenses
SBS - "THE BASE PRODUCT THAT COMES WITH 5 CALS"
TWO YEAR SA
- Open Business SBS Premium Server w/5 CALs SA Renewal - Part #T75-00156 - Includes two years of upgrades and SA benefits
THREE YEAR SA
- Open Value SBS Premium Server w/5 Device CALs SA Renewal - Part #T75-00433 - Includes three years of upgrades and SA benefits and allows you to spread payments equally over three years instead of having to pay in full up front
- Open Value SBS Premium Server w/5 User CALs SA Renewal - Part #T75-00565 - Includes three years of upgrades and SA benefits and allows you to spread payments equally over three years instead of having to pay in full up front
TWO YEAR SA - Open Business
USER - 5 cals - T74-00198 Win SBS Cal 5 User
DEVICE - 5 cals - T74-00251 Win SBS Cal 5 Device
USER - 20 cals - T74-00090 Win SBS Cal 20 User
DEVICE - 20 cals - T74-00143 Win SBS Cal 20 Device
THREE YEAR SA - Open Value
USER - 5 cals - T74-00834 Win SBS 5 user
DEVICE - 5 cals - T74-00835 Win SBS 5 device
USER - 20 cals - T74-00840 VL-3 MS WINDOWS SMALL BUSINESS SVR CAL SA 3YR REMAINING 20 USER MOL-VAL SA STD
DEVICE - 20 cals - T74-01202 VL-3 MS WINDOWS SMALL BUSINESS SVR CAL SA 3YR REMAINING 20 DEVICE MOL-VAL SA STD
To activate your Software Assurance Benefits
You need to first accept the eAgreement
First email received indicating Channel partner has send agreement to Microsoft
Acknowledgment that eAgreement was signed
Open License Acceptance email is received
Then an Microsoft acceptance email is sent. Wait 24 hours after this.
Log into the MVLS site
Sign into Passport
click on Add Agreement
Begin to activate the benefits
Click on Software Assurance benefits
Then click on the hyperlink to activate and add a benefit contact
Add the domain names of the email addresses you plan to send these "invites" to
Benefit confirmed activated
HUR benefit email received
Sample email that they recommend you send to your employees:
---------------------------------------------------------------HUP TEMPLATE NOTIFICATION EMAIL
Heading: Microsoft Home Use Program now available
As part of a new offering from Microsoft, you are eligible to participate in the Home Use Program (HUP). This program enables you to get a licensed copy of most Microsoft Office desktop applications to install and use on your home computer.
For each product eligible for the Home Use Program for which you are a licensed user with active Software Assurance coverage, you may order a single copy of that product to install and use on a home computer. You may continue using this HUP software while you are under our employment and as long as the software you use at work has active Software Assurance coverage.
Please note that some product and language versions may not be available at the time you place an order. For up-to-date information on the availability of Home Use Program software, please visit http://microsoft.com/licensing.To access the Microsoft Home Use Program web site, please follow the steps below:
1. Go to
We trust you will enjoy this benefit and look forward to your participation.
Insert Your Contact Details
HUR - web page that your employee goes to
Confirmation email is sent to them
The link in the email sends them to
Office 2003 AND Office XP are offered
Check out and purchase the Home use rights