$299 Deal on A TON of Microsoftware
Might be the MS Action Pack. I got that a couple years back now and it had loads of copies of Windows, Office, Visio, Project, etc, etc, and was meant for VARs. It only cost a couple hundred pounds, so it was a very good deal, even though it was only licensed for a year. Now I've got MSDN Universal, so I let the Action Pack subscription expire.
Steve Jones (UK)
Yes, I think it is the ActionPack. Here's an info page:
Wow! I post a question like this in the middle of the night and get two high-quality responses in less than an hour!
The Empower deal was covered around the turn of the year, the consensus was that as the licence on the software expires after a year and its non-renewable, unlike the regular Universal subscription, that if you failed to relaease an application and progress in the Partner program nothing much was going to happen.
Ken, off topic, but just for the record, it is not the middle of the night everywhere on the planet.
Not just home-made, but mistyped ("Advior") as well. That's pretty nasty.
Tapiwa - but don't forget, I'm an "ugly American" and don't acknowledge a world exists outside our borders. Heck, I barely acknowledge the American Midwest! Except of course when Playboy does a "Girls of Ohio State" issue. :-)
Oh, brother! This Ebay guy is an idiot. A "one time consulting fee of $19.99". And he is misrepresenting the Action Pack, it is intended to be restricted to consultants and IT professionals.
A $99 promotion last year? Why di *I* never hear about these things! Is there some mailing list or something that I should be on to not miss out on these things?
It came through one of the IT magazines's email lists. I think it was 'Networking Magazine'. It sure wasn't promoted very much. Basically they gave you a referral code which you entered into the ordering page for the action pack, and the final price at the checkout was $99 plus shipping. The deadline was June 30.
Outside the States only for resellers.
We have this - I think it was £199 + VAT in the UK. I've been very happy with it; there are a few apps that I wish it included like the new MS Virtual PC but that's only on MSDN if I remember correctly.
The Action Pack update I just received contains Virtual PC.
I'll look forward to my next update then :) It wasn't included in the last update but was publicly available at that time so I assumed it was not available.
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