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An SA Oops

I tried to become an expert in Software Assurance. I thoroughly read a report from Scott Braden, who writes a column for Redmondmag.com, about negotiating with Microsoft. I also read a 100-plus-page report from Directions on Microsoft and then devoured everything Microsoft put out. Despite having written a 10,000-word PDF on the subject, I still readily admit to being confused. And I was plenty mixed up last week when I said that Microsoft's new desktop optimization tools were free for SA customers and $10 a year for non-SA end users. Like Mel Gibson at a traffic stop, I clearly misspoke. It is $10 a year for SA end users and not available to the rest of us. Here's what Microsoft has to say on the matter.

Posted by Doug Barney on October 26, 2006 at 11:52 AM


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