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Sbs 2008... already?

Posted on 2008-10-20
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How are people managing to run SBS 2008 already, when the official release date is 12th November? Is it through some VL programme or are the editions available simply trial versions?

Thanks.
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by:Philip Elder
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TechNet Plus and MSDN subscriptions have had the RTM bits for somewhere around a month now.

Open License should have the bits available around now or this week sometime.

Philip
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by:Philip Elder
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BTW, we have been running RTM since late August when the bits went live on our TechNet Plus subscription.
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So really the 'Official Launch' on 12th Nov. is just when the ability to purchase the DVD media goes live?
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The "official launch" was October 1, 2008. The November date is the official launch of the marketing drive.
SKUs for SBS 08 have been available to us for a while now on all platforms: FPP, OEM, and Open Value.
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by:tigermatt
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Just found an OEM license from my usual supplier - I had never looked because I presumed nothing was available until Nov 12th.

Thanks for the info.
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by:Philip Elder
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Very welcome. Check our blog: http://blog.mpecsinc.ca for more information on SBS 08 and our experiences too.
The various part numbers have been posted there for SBS 08 and EBS 08 as well.
Philip
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by:Lee W, MVP
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TechNet and MSDN are NOT licensed for production
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Thanks Lee for the confirmation :)
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by:Philip Elder
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Good clarification: TechNet and MSDN are licensed for lab use with no time bombs. Thanks for the catch!
Philip
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