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  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

    SSC Guru

    Points: 719198

  • Marius van Schalkwyk

    SSC Rookie

    Points: 31

    I almost forwarded this to my manager. I should have known it was to good to be true.

    Good one.

  • Cody Konior

    SSCarpal Tunnel

    Points: 4827


  • AndrewJacksonZA

    SSCarpal Tunnel

    Points: 4143

    Marius van Schalkwyk (3/31/2014)

    I almost forwarded this to my manager. I should have known it was to good to be true.

    Good one.

    +1. Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeve!!!!!!!!! :hehe: :hehe: :hehe:

  • RichB

    SSCrazy Eights

    Points: 9651

    Not sure that its really in the best of taste to do this on a release day... 🙂

  • Balance


    Points: 2636

    It's good to see that U.S. citizens have April Fool's as well but does further beg the question why MS would attempt to release 2014 today as they aren't known for any sense of humour.

  • sknox


    Points: 12284

    We're actively reviewing our licensing RIGHT NOW. So you pulled me in with this one. I should have realized it was fake, given that the links to the "new" licensing documents still explicitly reference 2012.

    By the way, as of 9:19ET, Microsoft still hasn't updated their website, so this, your newsletter, and the PASS mailing sponsored by Microsoft all still link to 2014 CTP2.

    Way to coordinate, MS!

  • mike 85460

    SSC Rookie

    Points: 42

    Why you gotta be like that for? Dashed my hopes to bits.

  • jay-h


    Points: 18816

    It's time for MS to follow the TurboTax model, and provide an app that asks the right questions, interprets your requirements and comes up with a recommendation (or choices). It could also allow you to experiment with different configurations to see how they play out.

    If income tax can be managed through an app, I'm sure licensing can.


    -- FORTRAN manual for Xerox Computers --

  • Leon Chalnick

    Old Hand

    Points: 313

    hahhahahha 😛

    Rotten bastid!!


  • Jason Cheung

    SSC Journeyman

    Points: 89

    Argh! I am just in the middle of planning additional licensing!

    You got me!:-P

  • John Hanrahan

    Hall of Fame

    Points: 3825

    I actually got the email on the 31st! I was totally fooled until I read the article. You should have had some advertising on that article page. Probably would have sucked a bunch of us in!

  • kozubek


    Points: 14

    You made my day... really! 😉

    After a hard long working day I was really about to forward this to our best customers...



  • Ken Wymore


    Points: 16572

    I knew this one had to be a joke. Thanks Steve.

  • Stephanie J Brown

    Hall of Fame

    Points: 3866

    Suckered me in on that one - we're upgrading to 2012 this year so licensing is on my mind... So sad it's not real. :crying:

    Here there be dragons...,

    Steph Brown

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