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Microsoft to Drop Volume Licensing for Consumer Windows

In an attempt to shift sales from consumer-oriented Windows 9x and Windows Me toward Windows 2000, Microsoft Corp. will end volume licensing for Windows 95, 98, and Windows Me.

The changes to the volume licensing agreement come due to the mainstream business adoption of Windows 2000 Professional. Because volume licensing demand has decreased steadily for consumer Windows in favor of Windows 2000 Professional, Microsoft decided to cut the three consumer Windows products from the volume licensing program.

Windows Me will no longer be included in volume licensing programs as of March 1, 2001, Windows 95 and 98 will be dropped form volume licensing as of June 30, 2001, and all consumer Windows Upgrade Advantage (US) will be removed from volume licensing as of December 31, 2000. – Isaac Slepner

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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