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SCE 2010 Plus w/ SA - Is the upgrade to DPM 2012 covered? RRS feed

  • Question

  • If a customer currently has SCE 2010 with the Plus licenses and software assurance, will that licensing cover an upgrade to DPM 2012 when it releases?
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:04 PM

Answers

  • It sounds like at this point MS still isn't sure what will happen with SCE.  I tried to call licencing back to get some specifics, but they said they hadn't been told anything about SCE 2010 either way.
    • Marked as answer by NeighborGeek Friday, June 29, 2012 12:43 PM
    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:41 PM

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    Hi,

     

    Considering the query is about licensing, you can call 1-800-426-9400 (select option 4), Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. (PST) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist. You can also visit Microsoft Volume Licensing Site http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/ to find the contact information.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Nicholas Li

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    • Edited by Nicholas Li Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:42 AM
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:41 AM
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    I am currently standing by for an update from you and would like to know how things are going on your end. Should you have any questions or concerns with the suggestions I provided, please don't hesitate to let me know.

     

    Thanks! Have a nice day!

     

    Nicholas Li

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    Friday, January 13, 2012 8:57 AM
  • For what it's worth, the licensing hotline wasn't able to answer this question either.  They suggested calling back later this month, as more information is expected to be available soon.
    Friday, January 13, 2012 8:02 PM
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    Thanks for your feedback. If there is anything I can do to help on this issue, please also feel free to post back. I am happy to be of assistance.

     

    Thanks!

     

    Nicholas Li

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    Nicholas Li

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    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:46 AM
  • Okay, so today's SC announcements are clearly why the licensing rep couldn't answer anything last week.  I just used the web chat on the "Private Cloud" page to chat with a MS rep, and I'm told that SCE2010 Plus licensing, with SA, will be automatically upgraded to SC2012, the same as the System Center "Suite" licensing will be.  Is that correct?

    I'm curious how this will work.  The licensing datasheet  doesn't seem to mention SCE anywhere on it.  Since SCE 2010 and DPM both licensed per physical computer and didn't require a license for each hyper-v guest, it looks like it could be pretty good, or really bad, for those of us with a lot of virtual servers.

    • Proposed as answer by Nicholas Li Friday, January 20, 2012 11:02 AM
    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Wednesday, January 25, 2012 8:46 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by NeighborGeek Friday, June 29, 2012 12:44 PM
    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 11:04 PM
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    Thank you for your update.

     

    If you need more information about the licensing question, I still would like to suggest you contact Microsoft licensing specialist.

     

    I also think you may need some information about upgrading from DPM 2010 to DPM 2012 and I would like to share the following with you for your reference:

     

    migrating data from DPM 2010 to DPM 2012

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dataprotectionmanager/thread/f7143280-45b5-47f9-bfee-1b2044bcc2b2/

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    Thanks.

     

    Nicholas Li

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    Nicholas Li

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    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Wednesday, January 25, 2012 8:46 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by NeighborGeek Friday, June 29, 2012 12:44 PM
    Friday, January 20, 2012 11:12 AM
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    I just want to say hi and to see how things are going there. When you get a chance, please send me a quick note to let me know the current status of the issue. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know.

     

    Thanks. Have a nice day!

     

    Nicholas Li

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    Nicholas Li

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    Monday, January 23, 2012 2:03 AM
  • It sounds like at this point MS still isn't sure what will happen with SCE.  I tried to call licencing back to get some specifics, but they said they hadn't been told anything about SCE 2010 either way.
    • Marked as answer by NeighborGeek Friday, June 29, 2012 12:43 PM
    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:41 PM
  • Bump....anybody at MS watching this forum? Any answers from anyone out there?
    Friday, June 29, 2012 12:42 PM
  • It seems like Microsoft is planning to let their customers in the cold.

    First, they don't update SCE ever. Plenty of SCOM 2007 R2 hotfixes never ported to SCE 2010. No support for dynamic memory. Nothing. SCE is, as it looks like, an abandoned product.

    Now, they don't seem to know how to honor their SA without losing money in the process. As they clearly don't plan to build a new product (the same applies for SCVMM workgroup), what would they do now to SCE customers?! Give them free SC 2012?! Pff. Better
    let their customers in the cold and keep their old, un-updated product artificially on their product lists as it was current, so they can say "we don't provide an upgrade because your product is still current".

    What will customers do with SCE and the soon to be released Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 incl. Hyper-V 3.0? Wait forever for a roadmap?!

    I'm extremelly disapointed with Microsoft on this one.




    • Edited by ricdgr Sunday, July 8, 2012 2:29 PM
    Sunday, July 8, 2012 2:20 PM
  • Now that win8 and server 2012 is avail sce 2010 is useless. detects them as windows xp64 and Server 2003 x64..

    Thursday, September 20, 2012 4:48 PM