SQL Clone
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 


Software Assurance Cuts Back


Software Assurance Cuts Back

Author
Message
Steve Jones
Steve Jones
SSC Guru
SSC Guru (65K reputation)SSC Guru (65K reputation)SSC Guru (65K reputation)SSC Guru (65K reputation)SSC Guru (65K reputation)SSC Guru (65K reputation)SSC Guru (65K reputation)SSC Guru (65K reputation)

Group: Administrators
Points: 65153 Visits: 19118
Comments posted to this topic are about the item Software Assurance Cuts Back

Follow me on Twitter: @way0utwest
Forum Etiquette: How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help
My Blog: www.voiceofthedba.com
paul s-306273
paul s-306273
SSCrazy
SSCrazy (2.5K reputation)SSCrazy (2.5K reputation)SSCrazy (2.5K reputation)SSCrazy (2.5K reputation)SSCrazy (2.5K reputation)SSCrazy (2.5K reputation)SSCrazy (2.5K reputation)SSCrazy (2.5K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 2470 Visits: 1116
Unfortunately I did pay for this, never used it and now it look as if it will be taken away.

Perhaps MS will provide a refund to me...
Ben Moorhouse
Ben Moorhouse
SSC Veteran
SSC Veteran (239 reputation)SSC Veteran (239 reputation)SSC Veteran (239 reputation)SSC Veteran (239 reputation)SSC Veteran (239 reputation)SSC Veteran (239 reputation)SSC Veteran (239 reputation)SSC Veteran (239 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 239 Visits: 444
My company offers this, so does that mean that any licences that have been bought will be revoked or that we should get in there quick?
Brandie Tarvin
Brandie Tarvin
SSCoach
SSCoach (15K reputation)SSCoach (15K reputation)SSCoach (15K reputation)SSCoach (15K reputation)SSCoach (15K reputation)SSCoach (15K reputation)SSCoach (15K reputation)SSCoach (15K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 15180 Visits: 9006
My company offered Office through this program. A couple of months ago, though, we were informed that anyone who'd bought the software through this program would no longer be covered and they had to uninstall and delete it from their home computers because Microsoft wasn't offering it that way any more.

Which sucked for people who'd spent money on the software. (I wasn't one of them.) If they wanted a copy of Office at home, they had to repurchase it at full price now.

Brandie Tarvin, MCITP Database AdministratorLiveJournal Blog: http://brandietarvin.livejournal.com/On LinkedIn!, Google+, and Twitter.Freelance Writer: ShadowrunLatchkeys: Nevermore, Latchkeys: The Bootleg War, and Latchkeys: Roscoes in the Night are now available on Nook and Kindle.
Ben Moorhouse
Ben Moorhouse
SSC Veteran
SSC Veteran (239 reputation)SSC Veteran (239 reputation)SSC Veteran (239 reputation)SSC Veteran (239 reputation)SSC Veteran (239 reputation)SSC Veteran (239 reputation)SSC Veteran (239 reputation)SSC Veteran (239 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 239 Visits: 444
Bah - that sucks!
lionfan91
lionfan91
SSCarpal Tunnel
SSCarpal Tunnel (4.8K reputation)SSCarpal Tunnel (4.8K reputation)SSCarpal Tunnel (4.8K reputation)SSCarpal Tunnel (4.8K reputation)SSCarpal Tunnel (4.8K reputation)SSCarpal Tunnel (4.8K reputation)SSCarpal Tunnel (4.8K reputation)SSCarpal Tunnel (4.8K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 4800 Visits: 430
I've taken advantage of the Home Use Program via my employer (US Air Force) a couple of times for Office (2007 and 2010) and Visio (2007 and 2010) but not the EPP. Those prices were way more than HUP. While I'm sure they were a lot lower than retail, it still wasn't a big enough carrot for me to bite at something I didn't absolutely need. It's a shame that the program is being cut though...



chrisn-585491
chrisn-585491
SSCrazy
SSCrazy (2K reputation)SSCrazy (2K reputation)SSCrazy (2K reputation)SSCrazy (2K reputation)SSCrazy (2K reputation)SSCrazy (2K reputation)SSCrazy (2K reputation)SSCrazy (2K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 2003 Visits: 2441
By enrolling in CE courses at the local college, we get insane discounts on most MS software. Since we get refunded by the company at the sucessful completion of a class, it's both education and software for the time spent to upgrade ones skills.

:-D
mgautreau
mgautreau
Forum Newbie
Forum Newbie (2 reputation)Forum Newbie (2 reputation)Forum Newbie (2 reputation)Forum Newbie (2 reputation)Forum Newbie (2 reputation)Forum Newbie (2 reputation)Forum Newbie (2 reputation)Forum Newbie (2 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 2 Visits: 17
A recent change to our Enterprise agreement allows us to install Office at home "for a nominal fee", presumably to defray costs at my place of work. I use open source products for the little bit of (personal) work I do at home, and I've made it quite clear that if the company wants me to work at home, they can pay me to do so, and that includes the computer and any software it may involve. They don't use my car, they aren't using my computer or my software.
Joe Johnson-482549
Joe Johnson-482549
SSC Veteran
SSC Veteran (214 reputation)SSC Veteran (214 reputation)SSC Veteran (214 reputation)SSC Veteran (214 reputation)SSC Veteran (214 reputation)SSC Veteran (214 reputation)SSC Veteran (214 reputation)SSC Veteran (214 reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 214 Visits: 262
My employer offered this. It also included Microsoft branded hardware like the Xbox, mice, and keyboards. Most XBOX games are not made by MS so it didn't include any that I wanted.

However, from my perspective, I could buy it cheaper from a local retailer because it was the same price, but with MS I had to pay shipping.

The website sucked as well. No wonder no one took advantage of it. I figure with no one using it and the admin cost to maintain the crappy website, it was a no-brainer to ax it.

I did/do participate in the at home use program. That is sweet.

Regards,
Joe
P Jones
P Jones
Ten Centuries
Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)Ten Centuries (1.3K reputation)

Group: General Forum Members
Points: 1277 Visits: 1517
We've had a good take-up of the Microsoft Home Use Programme, the Dell Employee Purchase Scheme and the Hewlett Packard Employee Purchase Scheme but we've never offered the software assurance scheme because we've had MS-HUP.
Maybe it's just MS removing the lesser used scheme.
Go


Permissions

You can't post new topics.
You can't post topic replies.
You can't post new polls.
You can't post replies to polls.
You can't edit your own topics.
You can't delete your own topics.
You can't edit other topics.
You can't delete other topics.
You can't edit your own posts.
You can't edit other posts.
You can't delete your own posts.
You can't delete other posts.
You can't post events.
You can't edit your own events.
You can't edit other events.
You can't delete your own events.
You can't delete other events.
You can't send private messages.
You can't send emails.
You can read topics.
You can't vote in polls.
You can't upload attachments.
You can download attachments.
You can't post HTML code.
You can't edit HTML code.
You can't post IFCode.
You can't post JavaScript.
You can post emoticons.
You can't post or upload images.

Select a forum

































































































































































SQLServerCentral


Search