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  • Microsoft Empower ISV program

    Posted on February 7th, 2006 Alan No comments
    Empower Benefits

    Microsoft Empower for ISVs offers the following benefits:
    • Up to five (5) software licenses (for internal use):

      • Microsoft Windows XP

      • Microsoft Office XP (Premium or Developer Edition) or Microsoft Office 2003 Editions

    • One (1) software license and up to five (5) Client Access Licenses (CALs) for:

      • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Standard or Enterprise Edition)

      • Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server (Standard or Enterprise Edition)

      • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (Standard or Enterprise Edition)

      • Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003

    • Development and Testing License: One (1) MSDN Premium Subscription media kit and five (5) user licenses**

      • One (1) MSDN Premium Media kit (DVD)

      • Each MSDN Premium Subscription includes the full range of Microsoft Windows Server System integrated server software, all Microsoft operating systems, Microsoft productivity applications (Office Developer Edition, Microsoft Project, FrontPage, Visio, and MapPoint), as well as access to SDKs, DDKs, and the MSDN Library. Each subscription also gives you priority access to new product releases, updates, and betas through the MSDN Downloads site.

      • Five (5) licenses to Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition. Up to five (5) users, concurrent with development and testing licenses provided with the MSDN Premium Subscription, may use Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition.

    • MSDN Online Managed Support Newsgroups (English Only)

      • Ask software, hardware, and related technology questions in the newsgroups supported by Microsoft Support Professionals.

    • MSDN Online Concierge Trial (English Only)

      • This service helps users find articles and resources within MSDN. It is available worldwide and provides real-time responses.

    • ISV Advisory Service – 10 Hours

      • This new phone-based consultative service helps Microsoft solutions partners develop applications using Microsoft technologies. Select from a broad range of services including ad hoc development advice and best practice recommendations, as well as code samples and limited technology architecture or application design reviews.

    Empower Requirements

    To join Microsoft Empower for ISVs, participants must meet the following requirements:
    • Be a Registered Member of the Microsoft Partner Program.

    • Submit the URL of your company’s official website at the time of enrollment, using the online enrollment tool. Maintenance of the contact information on the official corporate website is required during the membership.

    • Commit to developing one (1) packaged and resalable software application that supports at least one of the following Microsoft technologies:

      • Microsoft Windows Server 2003

      • Microsoft Windows XP

      • Microsoft SQL Server 2000

      • Microsoft Mobility platform (Microsoft Windows Mobile software for Pocket PCs, Microsoft Windows Mobile software for Smartphones)

      • Microsoft Business Solutions

    • Execute the Initiative Agreement located in the online enrollment tool.

    • Pay the annual membership fee of US$375 (fee varies from country to country).

    • Provide profile information on planned software application development.

    Act now to receive one MSDN Premium Subscription media kit and five user licenses at the membership fee of US$375 (the membership fee varies by country).

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