Vista RTM is on MSDN??

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    **__Mike__** Guest

    **__Mike__**, Nov 15, 2006
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    Steve Jain Guest

    But it's not showing up for download. only betas and RCs.
     
    Steve Jain, Nov 15, 2006
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    Mark Guest

    Yes, I've just noticed that. Isn't that where they used to have the
    message about Vista being available within 7 days on MSDN. They have now
    replaced that message with a link (though it doesn't go to Vista)

    I have a feeling we could be seeing Vista on MSDN soon..
     
    Mark, Nov 15, 2006
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    John C. Guest

    There's nothing of the sort.... just the same thing that's been there
    all week....
     
    John C., Nov 15, 2006
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  5. maybe it'll be available tomorrow??? That would be awesome if they uploaded
    it overnight but didn't give kevin his copy just to piss him off!!!
     
    michael e dziatkowicz, Nov 15, 2006
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    Steve Jain Guest

    It was there for a while, it's gone now.
     
    Steve Jain, Nov 15, 2006
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    Alan Guest

    And for those who REALLY can't wait, just go into CompUSA on November 30th:
    http://www.infoworld.com/article/06...world.com/article/06/11/13/HNmscompusa_1.html

    Alan

    ********************************

    Microsoft, CompUSA to offer Vista early

    SMBs buying more than 5 copies will be able to purchase the new OS on the
    same day as volume license customers

    By Elizabeth Montalbano, IDG News Service

    November 13, 2006

    Microsoft Corp. continues to expand ways customers can get access to Windows
    Vista as the OS' official launch date approaches. The company said Monday it
    is teaming with CompUSA stores to offer early access to Windows Vista to
    U.S. small businesses.

    Through the Microsoft Small Business Value Program, small businesses that
    want to purchase five or more licenses for Windows Vista can purchase them
    through one of two licensing programs -- Open Value or Open Business --
    beginning on Nov. 30 from CompUSA stores. This is the day Vista will be
    available to Microsoft's volume license customers, but before the product's
    general availability in retail outlets, which will not occur until Jan. 30,
    2007.

    The Open Value and Open Business license programs are intended to allow
    smaller companies to acquire Microsoft software in a cost-effective way that
    can be managed online, according to Microsoft. Typically, small businesses
    can purchase software through these programs either from Microsoft or a
    licensed reseller, but Microsoft is extending this access to CompUSA retail
    outlets. CompUSA has more than 229 stores in the U.S.

    The company plans to allow more retailers to offer Vista through these
    volume-licensing programs throughout 2007, Microsoft said.

    Open Value will spread payments for the software out over a year, while Open
    Business requires an upfront payment, according to Microsoft's Web site.
    Open Value also includes a subscription to Microsoft Software Assurance
    (SA), the company's software update program, while SA is an add-on option
    for Open Business customers.

    Small business customers that purchase Vista at CompUSA through one of the
    programs will initially receive a Microsoft Small Business Value Program Kit
    and a proof of purchase. A CompUSA sales associate also will work with the
    customer to explain how to download Vista and activate the licenses,
    Microsoft said.

    Microsoft is touting the long-delayed Vista as a major overhaul of its
    Windows client OS with many benefits for customers, and has high hopes that
    people will upgrade to the new OS as early as possible. However, there is
    evidence from both analysts and business customers that neither consumers
    nor businesses are in a hurry to purchase Vista.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
     
    Alan, Nov 15, 2006
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  8. Perhaps you did not read the article carefully.
    The offer is for businesses entities only and
    a minimum purchase of five (5) Vista licenses
    is required. Those licenses cannot be sold
    or resold individually. They are not retail licenses.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    :

    | And for those who REALLY can't wait, just go into CompUSA on November 30th:
    |
    http://www.infoworld.com/article/06...world.com/article/06/11/13/HNmscompusa_1.html
    |
    | Alan
    |
    | ********************************
    |
    | Microsoft, CompUSA to offer Vista early
    |
    | SMBs buying more than 5 copies will be able to purchase the new OS on the
    | same day as volume license customers
    |
    | By Elizabeth Montalbano, IDG News Service
    |
    | November 13, 2006
    |
    | Microsoft Corp. continues to expand ways customers can get access to Windows
    | Vista as the OS' official launch date approaches. The company said Monday it
    | is teaming with CompUSA stores to offer early access to Windows Vista to
    | U.S. small businesses.
    |
    | Through the Microsoft Small Business Value Program, small businesses that
    | want to purchase five or more licenses for Windows Vista can purchase them
    | through one of two licensing programs -- Open Value or Open Business --
    | beginning on Nov. 30 from CompUSA stores. This is the day Vista will be
    | available to Microsoft's volume license customers, but before the product's
    | general availability in retail outlets, which will not occur until Jan. 30,
    | 2007.
    |
    | The Open Value and Open Business license programs are intended to allow
    | smaller companies to acquire Microsoft software in a cost-effective way that
    | can be managed online, according to Microsoft. Typically, small businesses
    | can purchase software through these programs either from Microsoft or a
    | licensed reseller, but Microsoft is extending this access to CompUSA retail
    | outlets. CompUSA has more than 229 stores in the U.S.
    |
    | The company plans to allow more retailers to offer Vista through these
    | volume-licensing programs throughout 2007, Microsoft said.
    |
    | Open Value will spread payments for the software out over a year, while Open
    | Business requires an upfront payment, according to Microsoft's Web site.
    | Open Value also includes a subscription to Microsoft Software Assurance
    | (SA), the company's software update program, while SA is an add-on option
    | for Open Business customers.
    |
    | Small business customers that purchase Vista at CompUSA through one of the
    | programs will initially receive a Microsoft Small Business Value Program Kit
    | and a proof of purchase. A CompUSA sales associate also will work with the
    | customer to explain how to download Vista and activate the licenses,
    | Microsoft said.
    |
    | Microsoft is touting the long-delayed Vista as a major overhaul of its
    | Windows client OS with many benefits for customers, and has high hopes that
    | people will upgrade to the new OS as early as possible. However, there is
    | evidence from both analysts and business customers that neither consumers
    | nor businesses are in a hurry to purchase Vista.
    |
    | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    |
    |
    |
    |
    | | >A link to " Windows Vista RTM Subscriber Download" is on the msdn homepage.
    | >It takes you to a log in screen.
    | >
    | > http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx
    | >
    | > -Mike
    | >
    |
    |
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Nov 15, 2006
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    xgman Guest

    Now it says tis:
    Office 2007 is now available from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. Windows Vista
    is expected to be available on Friday November 17, 2006 PST
     
    xgman, Nov 15, 2006
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    Nina DiBoy Guest

    Then what licenses are they exactly? Volume licenses?
     
    Nina DiBoy, Nov 15, 2006
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  11. From the article:

    "Through the Microsoft Small Business Value Program, small businesses
    that want to purchase five or more licenses for Windows Vista can purchase
    them through one of two licensing programs -- Open Value or Open Business --
    beginning on Nov. 30 from CompUSA stores. This is the day Vista will be
    available to Microsoft's volume license customers, but before the product's
    general availability in retail outlets, which will not occur until Jan. 30, 2007."
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Nov 15, 2006
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    xgman Guest

    xgman, Nov 15, 2006
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    xgman Guest

    xgman, Nov 15, 2006
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  14. Friday, probably late in the day.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Nov 15, 2006
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    kevpan815 Guest

    You Won't Be That Lucky, Just FYI. The Website Will Be Overloaded With
    Users, Also Just FYI. We'll All Be Waiting For Our MSDN January Shipment For
    RTM.
     
    kevpan815, Nov 16, 2006
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    John C. Guest

    Interesting Vista will be up on MSDN the same day as the PS3 is
    available. This may be a ploy by Microsoft to get all MSDN
    subsctibers to buy XBOX 360 for our kids for Christmas instead of a
    PS3.
     
    John C., Nov 16, 2006
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    kevpan815 Guest

    That Is Not A Legal Use For MSDN Software, Production Use Is Strictly
    Prohibited, Design, Develop, and Test Machines Only, Just FYI.
     
    kevpan815, Nov 16, 2006
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    Robert Firth Guest

    Robert Firth, Nov 16, 2006
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  19. err ...
    Now.
     
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Nov 17, 2006
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