Microsoft Tries To Simplify Licensing for Larger Customers
Yes, this should make things much...easier? Microsoft this week introduced
, a program intended to simplify and reduce the cost of
licensing for larger organizations. (We'll forgive Microsoft for giving this
program a name that sounds more like the name of a frequent flyer scheme: "We'd
like to board our Select Plus passengers at this time…")
Anyway, there's a pretty good synopsis of Select Plus here,
and, of course, there's Microsoft's
press release on the plan. Now, maybe we're just obtuse, but none of this
actually seems very simple. In fact, it seems pretty darn complicated and dense.
Regardless, Wall Street-types are concerned that the discounts in the plan
Redmond's profit margins, while somebody at Forrester, at least, thinks
that the plan will be mostly good
for bigger companies.
Here at RCPU, we're...well, we're not really sure yet what this means for partners,
but we'd love for you to clue us in at [email protected].
So, uh, go ahead and do that. Thanks.
Posted by Lee Pender on 07/02/2008 at 1:22 PM