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    Re: Official Release Date

    Just so you know this is what my ms contacts have told me : -

    <quote>
    "Vista and office 2007 will be available to volume licence customers i.e.
    Select and School Agreement, during December. They are already on the
    pricelists with LARs and so we don't expect any delays at this stage.
    The full consumer launch I believe is the end of January, so a school
    will have to have a volume licence agreement."
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    Regards

    Russell

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    Re: Official Release Date

    So schools will be required to have a Select/Schools Agreement if they wish to run Vista?

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    Re: Official Release Date

    If they want to use it in december, then they need select/schools agreement is how I read it.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    you got it or you can wait till january and not use a select agreement..

    russell

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    Re: Official Release Date

    Does it really matter when it's released to education? Surely no-one is going to deploy it that soon???!!! I can think of better things to be doing in the xmas hols

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    Re: Official Release Date

    So can I but, y'know, I might want to do some home learning...

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    Re: Official Release Date

    Quote Originally Posted by Netman
    Does it really matter when it's released to education? Surely no-one is going to deploy it that soon???!!! I can think of better things to be doing in the xmas hols
    oooh ....I don't know ... maybe rolling it out to one or two classrooms would be nice. After all it is like sticking in another platform with a different interface ... get them used to different systems ...

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    Re: Official Release Date

    I'm not planning on deploying Vista on any of the current PC's. Any new ones i will prob put vista on if they can run Areo, need to wait for final version to come to me via technet so i can test that all our current apps work on vista first.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    I spoke to Ramesys the other day as well, never had an Office 2007 flyer sent to me or the school so who knows. Had a similar responce from my man there about it, he knows to email me as soon as they get the final prices for them and the info on what version we get with having SA as there seems to be some doubt as to if our XP Pros become enterprise edition or Business Edition, I have had 2 licencing teams from distys tell me 2 different things so I am awaiting confirmation of that as well. I already have one school that is wanting to get working on Vista testing with a view to Easter deployment, as well as budgiting for Vista Upgrade licences for the new finances in April to go on our new XP Pros we got last year. So some are keen to get moving.

    (Also I do want to play over crimbo as I will have nothing better to do, and as I will have a box of school software to test it on its will be very work related testing)

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    Re: Official Release Date

    According to this report http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6110958.stm it will be available for corporate customers from 30th November.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    CHecked the MVLS licensing site last night and already got my keys for Office 2007 & Vista.
    Vista is down as being a VA.20/KMS type key - meaning If i've read things right, that i need at least 25 Vista PC's to use this key...

    Software not in "Product Downloads" section yet but guess it'll arrive by 30th November.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    ooh ace stuff Gatt, but isnt that the licence that allows 20 "standalone" activations that just phone MS for activation rather than the Server based Licencing system? I cannot believe that they are saying you must deploy to 25 machines to use it as I won't be doing so, I will be deploying to 3 or 4 for testing and thats basically my office machines (must dig that 2nd KVM out of the junk box) and then one of each bread and model of main machine we use for testing the performance on them.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    This is what MVLS says about VA 2.0..

    Quote Originally Posted by MVLS
    VA 2.0/KMS – Volume Activation 2.0/Key Management Service: this key will be used to enable a new service in your environment that will automatically activate Windows Vista computers. You must have a minimum of 25 Windows Vista computers connected together to use the KMS, and all computers will be required to check back to the central service twice per year to stay activated
    Emphasis is my own...

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    Re: Official Release Date

    MS Vista Licensing has to options for VL Customers

    MAK and KMS Activation

    MAK= Multiple Activation Key
    KMS= Key Management Service

    Check this website for further info
    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/r...l/default.mspx

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    Re: Official Release Date

    Be aware that the above site does *not* cover Edu licensing within UK, it is aimed at business and other volume license schemes.

    For information about MS Edu Licensing specific to you, you either speak to the Edu Team at MS (the email address is earlier in the thread) or speak to the reseller who holds your Select / Schools / Academic Agreement.

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