[clug-talk] Why is Software Assurance so bad.
ian.bruseker at gmail.com
Tue May 23 11:07:18 PDT 2006
On 5/23/06, Roy Souther <roy at silicontao.com> wrote:
> I need help. This guy I work with is trying to spend tons of money to buy M$ Software Assurance in the hope that some how Vista will run on systems that can barely run XP.
> I need URL's for real reason not to buy M$ Software Assurance. As most of us already know, M$ is only trying to get more money out of people with this.
This CNet story is more about SQL Server than Windows, but the
principle applies: Companies bought software assurance for a three
year term, but in three years, Microsoft didn't release new versions
of the software that the customers bought assurance for, so they
essentially gave Microsoft money for nothing (no news on the chicks
Now, this article says Microsoft has "learned their lesson", but,
well, we'll see if they have.
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