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Re: CDW Alert: Microsoft Licensing Changes
Specifically, what does this mean to Global or our customers? What products
are impacted? Who is responsible for upgrades? etc. I guess these
questions are addressed to support mgt.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ian S. Piper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Global Support (E-mail) <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 7:43 AM
Subject: FW: CDW Alert: Microsoft Licensing Changes
> FYI: Bill Gates strikes again.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MSLicensing@cdw.com [mailto:MSLicensing@cdw.com]
> Sent: September 17, 2001 9:53 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: CDW Alert: Microsoft Licensing Changes
> September 17, 2001
> GLOBAL ELECTION SYSTEMS
> 1611 WILMETH RD
> MC KINNEY, TX 75069-8250
> Dear Ian:
> At CDW, service doesn't end with the sale. We are committed to
> with information valuable to your business - information that can save
> Our records indicate that you have purchased Microsoft BackOffice
> This e-mail contains important information regarding upcoming changes
> Microsoft licensing policies. Please read the information carefully.
> free to contact me or view our data sheet at:
> If you own:
> BACKOFFICE SERVER 4.5
> You must purchase BackOffice 2000 Server by 9/28/2001.
> BACKOFFICE 2000 SERVER
> Includes: Exchange 2000 Server, SQL Server 2000, Windows 2000 Server,
> Integration Server 2000, Internet Security and Acceleration Server
> Systems Management Server 2.0. AFTER 9/28/2001 these products may only
> purchased as standalone components due to the discontinuation of
> Server 2000.
> BACKOFFICE 2000 CLIENT ACCESS LICENSES (CAL)
> Open and Select Licenses: As of 10/1/2001 BackOffice 2000 CALS will NO
> LONGER BE AVAILABLE. Instead, a new "CORE CAL" must be purchased. The
> CORE CAL will include licenses for Windows 2000 Server, Exchange 2000
> Server, Systems Management Server 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server. SQL
> Server is NOT included as a CORE CAL. To access SQL Server, a SQL
> CAL must be purchased separately.
> NEXT STEPS
> Purchase Upgrade Advantage (UA) today to ensure significant savings!
> Get UA on BackOffice Server and BackOffice Server CAL before 9/28/2001
> you will automatically be transferred to the new Software Assurance
> licensing program on 10/1/2001. You will be eligible for any upgrades
> individual BackOffice Components for two years. At the end of the
> period, you may choose to continue with SA. With Software Assurance you
> eligible for any corresponding upgrades for the life of your Open or
> license agreement. Eligible upgrades would include the latest version
> server component and the right to enroll in SA for each of the CORE CAL
> I look forward to assisting you with all you software licensing needs!
> Peyton Novak
> Account Manager
> CDW Computer Centers
> E-mail: email@example.com
> Toll Free line: (877)325-2148