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Select Selection Superseded

Microsoft's first even enterprise volume license plan, Select is being discontinued and replaced by Select Plus.

If you don't want to move up to Select Plus, you'll need to renew your Select license by July 2011.

One of the key differences is that Select pricing is based on forecasts, while Select Plus is based on actual purchases. Select Plus also offers more flexibility when you purchase with the aim of eliminating cases where IT paid for licenses for new software but couldn't use them because delivery dates slipped.

Experts, while not happy that one option is going away, believe that Select Plus is far simpler for IT to manage.

Has Microsoft licensing improved in recent years? You tell me at [email protected]

CORRECTION: The year 2011 was inadvertently left off at the end of the second paragraph, above. It has been added. Our apologies for this error -- Becky Nagel, Editor

Posted by Doug Barney on March 24, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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