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Select Agreements Retire 1st July 2011

Beginning 1 July 2011, Microsoft will no longer sell new Select License Agreements.

  • You can choose between Select License and Select Plus until this date.
  • Select customers can choose to migrate to Select Plus during this time and maintain their current Select price level.
  • Existing Select License customers can continue to renew their Select License Agreement after this date.

Select Plus is an excellent licensing option for customers who want transactional license purchasing. It offers increased purchasing flexibility with automatic price savings based on purchase volume across the entire organisation, improved asset management, and the ability to license and manage your software assets and services at the organisation, affiliate, or department level.

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Microsoft to acquire Skype

"Microsoft Corp. and Skype Global announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor group led by Silver Lake. The agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of both Microsoft and Skype. The acquisition will increase the accessibility of real-time video and voice communications, bringing benefits to both consumers and enterprise users and generating significant new business and revenue opportunities. The combination will extend Skype's world-class brand and the reach of its networked platform, whilst enhancing Microsoft's existing portfolio of real-time communications products and services."

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Get Ready for the Updated Microsoft Core CAL

Beginning in August FY12, the Core CAL Suite will gain additional technologies to enable new capabilities for the Professional Desktop Platform. Since the CCAL was introduced 10 years there have been major advancements in the desktop and what you expect from your environment. With this in mind, the updated CCAL will have more capability in the user productivity, collaboration and communication space with the addition of Microsoft Lync Server and then more desktop management and security capability with the introduction of Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection. These products shift over from the current ECAL Suite!

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Microsoft Expression Web Service Pack 1

Expression Web 4 SP1 Now Available

This service pack provides support for HTML 5, CSS3, and PHP 5.3 as well as the ability to visually diagnose user authenticated pages with SuperPreview from the following browsers: IE6-9, Safari Mac, Chrome, and Firefox. For these features, as well as bug fixes and stability enhancements, download today.

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