Partner Key to activate SBS 2011 when the key becomes available? RRS feed

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  • I'm a Partner and an Action Pack subscriber.  It's a bit disconcerting that my own customers can now download (and in some cases, purchase) SBS 2011, but yet Partners do not have their keys for internal-use copies of SBS 2011.  Can anyone answer the following question:

    When they are released down the road (March 2011?) will the Partner "internal use" key from MAPS be able to activate the SBS 2011 Trial download that has been publicly posted?  We'd like to get started on an internal server migration here, but I don't want to be stuck having to reinstall 2011 from scratch when the official "partner" release emerges because the key won't unlock the Partner SKU versus the Trial SKU (we've had issues in the past with 10 different releases of the same product, certain keys only unlocking certain versions of supposedly the same product such as a particular tier of Office).  so I guess I'm asking "are the bits identical?"

    Monday, February 7, 2011 12:51 AM


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