Empower requiring more mileage...
I just noticed this in my junk mail which explains the surface mail I got from Microsoft this week.
I got it too. Cool. Another year of MSDN Universal times 5 for a few hundred bucks.
I signed up for it as well, awesome deal.
Does the renewal require you to announce and release a new product? Or does it just give you more time for the product you've already announced? If you failed to get your original product certified, are you still eligible for the renewal?
And I want to know: If you failed to develop, test & certify, and/or market your product, does MS send someone out to your business to point and laugh at you? This concerns me.
No. they hire you for Longhorn
The renewal gives you another 12 months to finish your product.
Which will be paid for by suckers who buy MSDN Professional subscriptions during which they don't actually receive any new products because Microsoft keeps pushing them back!
You don't have to announce your 'product' in the first six months anymore, only sometime during the second year. And there could be all sorts of reasons for not finally releasing a product.
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