Licensing 6.0

Licensing 6.0

A volume software license from Microsoft for customers with 250 or more PCs. Introduced in 2001 to become effective in 2002, it offers a Software Assurance option that entitles the customer to all upgrades within the annual licensing period. Although the cost of each upgrade is reduced, customers are paying for all the upgrades. If customers do not elect this plan, they must pay a much higher cost of the product when they do choose to upgrade, because they feel it is necessary.

Licensing 6.0 was controversial because it was the beginning of an annual-fee-for-software strategy.
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Previously, product licenses acquired from OEMs could not be enrolled under SA, launched on August 1 2002 under Licensing 6.
The change is the latest in a series by Microsoft designed to increase the appeal of Licensing 6.
Summing up the last 12 months, Ballmer noted there had been two areas where Microsoft slipped: licensing, with the user revolt against Licensing 6.
IDC's research finds that some Windows users are concerned enough with Microsoft's Licensing 6.
Microsoft's software upgrade plan for Microsoft Licensing 6.
75bn as companies rushed to renew existing volume license agreements rather than adopt Licensing 6.
It is possible to get a good deal under the Microsoft Licensing 6.
LicenseTracker was designed to assist customers who are striving to meet Microsoft(R) Corporation's (NASDAQ:MSFT) July 31 Licensing 6.
The bottom line, according to Kaliski, is that with Microsoft's market position and the comprehensive nature of Licensing 6.
one-third say they will not upgrade to the Licensing 6.
In both surveys, the overwhelming majority of corporations - nearly 80 percent - said they have a negative view of the plan, while 90 percent believe that migrating to the Licensing 6.
We recommended Microsoft take the opportunity to really help its customers by giving them the time to understand the options available to them under Licensing 6.