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Microsoft Product Licensing Advisor 3.0

Microsoft today launched an updated version of a tool to help customers with licensing that it bills as helpful for partners. The Microsoft Product Licensing Advisor is currently in its 3.0 iteration. (We covered the 1.0 version here.)

New features include user interface enhancements, the ability to design configurations based on products or IT solutions rather than strictly by licensing program; and a live chat link that connects to Microsoft Customer Service & Support representatives. While older versions took users out of the tool for more information about products, related products and pre-requisites, more of that information is integrated into the tool interface now.

MPLA is available in 46 countries now, up from 13 before. Microsoft has also begun creating localized user interfaces in Spanish, French, Portuguese for Brazil and Portugal, Simplified Chinese, Korean, German, Italian and Danish.

Check out MPLA here.

What do you think of this tool? Does it help you in the sales cycle? Is it robust enough to shorten your time to sales with customers? Tell me at sbekker@rcpmag.com.

Posted by Scott Bekker on July 12, 2006 at 11:57 AM


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