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Windows Vista Thread, Official Release Date in Technical; @gatt in you original post that i replied to it said VA.20 which is why i questioned it, in the ...
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    Re: Official Release Date

    @gatt in you original post that i replied to it said VA.20 which is why i questioned it, in the MS quote you did it says VA 2.0 which now I know what it means, basically its the Licence Server thingy I know about already, just not twigged, my brain was deeply involved in my new book

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    Re: Official Release Date

    Yeah sorry that was a typo on my part - I didn't notice it until now :S

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    Re: Official Release Date

    don't worry, I should have had a dig around as well but it was friday night so we all had better things to do, like you thinking about weeble

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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.
    As far as I've been informed (UK School Agreement Customers) can use either licensing sytem KMS \ MAK.

    We have keys for both KMS and MAK for VISTA which have been obtain via the MS Volume Licensing Site.

    I suppose we will have to wait and see when we get the software to which way we can license our copies of VISTA

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    Re: Official Release Date

    Vista was released to manufacturing today :

    http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/wi...facturing.aspx

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    Re: Official Release Date

    It went yesterday morning at about 11:53 from my MSFT info.
    Jim Allchin just posted these two little worlds that sent the IT world into celebrations:

    "ITS TIME!"

    http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/wi...it-s-time.aspx

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    Re: Official Release Date

    So we should get it "some time in December"? Has anyone got a more definite time?

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    Re: Official Release Date

    Quote Originally Posted by eejit
    So we should get it "some time in December"? Has anyone got a more definite time?
    I think I read in an IT mag that it would be available to SA customers on 30 November.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    30th Nov is when it is avalable, so those of you who can access the MS VL site thingy can get it there from then with your keys.

    Shame I cannot, its a darned annoyance that I cannot, is this something that all SST / Ramesys customers have issues with as I would find it more convienient to go there to get my downloads, keys etc than emailing or phoning them.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    I'm finding it rather annoying yes. I emailed Ramesys today, they wont give me access details to the MVLS website lol

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    Re: Official Release Date

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    I'm finding it rather annoying yes. I emailed Ramesys today, they wont give me access details to the MVLS website lol
    Us too. Luckily they recently sent us some disk and in the paperwork was our agreement number. I went to https://licensing.microsoft.com and tried the number - it worked. There was no "administrator" for our site so I added myself and was able to download whatever I wanted.

    It may work for you too.

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    Re: Official Release Date

    I've a feeling this is going to be a lot of trouble to sort.

    I've been there, logged in and I have to apply to be approved by our administrator.
    Unfortunately I have no idea who it could be, hence why I emailed Ramesys. The reply from them was:

    "The licences you purchase from us are Select not volume so access to this site would be of no benefit to you, with the select licence program we are not able to supply the information as the site in question has company sensitive information on it.

    Having said that I've just looked at:

    http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/p.../overview.mspx

    and I quote:

    Benefits of Select License

    Select License benefits include:

    Access to Microsoft Volume License Services (MVLS), a password-protected, secure Web site that offers electronic access to purchase history, order confirmations, and other helpful resources that help you manage your licenses with ease and confidence.


    Should I email back armed with this new information?

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    Re: Official Release Date

    I didn't bother - just went for it myself, safe in the knowledge that I'll never have to speak to Ramesys again

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    Re: Official Release Date

    I mentioned this today with them when they said we will be lucky to see anything before Decemeber GRRRR That was my Christmas Project to start software testing. I said about the site, first responce was what site, when I explained more and that actually schools using Select use it and its up there, they were oh, then they use the confidential data trick. Surely if its up there they can login using the agreement data and then get us our copies we are wanting.

    @mrforgetful, I would maybe keep pressing them as there must be something they can do even if its not giving us the direct access they could download the the ISO and send us that surely!

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    He did say that he downloads them from there, but surely if I have to ask them to download it for us that defeats the whole point of the site?

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