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SBS 2011 Action Pack Delay Update

On Monday, I reported on a Microsoft blog post from the previous week saying that Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 would hit the Microsoft Digital Download Center, where partners grab their Action Pack bits, by the end of February. That didn't happen, and now the estimate for availability has stretched out into Q2.

According to a blog post Friday by Eric Ligman, global experience lead for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft ran into a problem with posting the server software and the Multiple Activation Key (MAK) product keys to the partner digital distribution portal.

Ligman says Microsoft is working on the situation and hopes to have it fixed "during the second quarter of calendar year 2011 (if not before)." In the meantime, partners with access to TechNet or MSDN via their Gold or Silver competencies or Action Pack subscriptions can obtain single-use activation keys for SBS 2011, just like before. A lot more specifics on the process are available in Eric's post.

Posted by Scott Bekker on March 04, 2011 at 11:58 AM


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