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     i have some requirements of Microsoft Products like windows server 2008 and sql server 2008  and HP servers and server Hard Disks , for the same i have some queries kindly advice

1) if i buy microsoft products from US and use in UAE will it termed as illigal ?
2) is there any difference between the microsoft products of US and UAE , In terms of features and support ?
3) will i get the international support for HP Hard ware ?
4) can i buy microsoft and HP Hard ware online directly without any channels ?
Kindly Advice
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Question by:sanjeevkmrs
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by:Nenad Rajsic
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1. They will be perfectly legal anywhere in the world as long as you don't use them in US restricted countries such as Iran
2. Features are the same. Support might be different if you require support in your local language. English speaking support is run from US although you won’t know that because you ring your local tel No. and they do all the call routing.
3. You need to check that with HP or your hardware vendor first. If HP is present in UAE then I would imagine they will have their support and distribution network there.
4. Yes you can, most online retailers sell HP hardware and MS software (try insight.com)

hope that helps
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by:sanjeevkmrs
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in my query number 4 i mean can i buy directly from HP and Microsoft ? instead of going through relatiors etc ?
i need following items , can you help me out to find the link to buy these items directly from Microsoft and HP (i have given middel east  part numbers also for each poduct) :-

1  SQL SERVER std  R2 2008   PART NUMBER   228-09421        
 
3  SQL  CLT CAL10 R2 PART NUMBER  359-05356        
 
4  WINDOWS 2008  R2 SE OLP PART NUMBER  P73-04982
 
5  SRV CLT CAL 10 PART NUMBER  R18-02709
 
6  HP DL380 G7 srv PART NUMBER  470065-361
 
7  300 GB *4 HDD  FOR DL 380 PART NUMBER  507127-B21
 
8  ML370 SRV 72.8 gb *4 PART NUMBER  286778-b22
 
9  RAM FOR ML370 2GB*2  PART NUMBER  343056-b21

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sql server - you will need to buy it from one of MS's authorised partners such as insight and others- you cannot buy it from MS directly
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/how-to-buy/Default.aspx

hp server
http://h71016.www7.hp.com/dstore/ctoBases.asp?ProductLineId=431&FamilyId=2978&jumpid=re_R2515_store/enProdCat/ML300/ML370g6
you can buy it online but i would suggest you to call them and order everything you need over the phone. ask for any special offer they might have

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thanks
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