Re: OT: Recently posted information regarding MAPS (Microsoft Action Pack Subscripers)

Discussion in 'MCITP' started by Michael D. Alligood, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. I thought I multi posted this; however I have remedied that with this
    reply. Vlad Mazek has posted his thoughts to this as well. I am also in
    the process of emailing Microsoft with my professional thoughts and
    ideas they could implement instead of the current proposal. If you are
    an action pack subscriber, I recommend you do the same.

    --
    Michael D. Alligood
    MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    CIW Certified Instructor



    "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
    news::

    > I was floored when I read Eric Ligman's post regarding downgrade rights
    > for the MAPS -- as were others when reading the comments at the bottom.
    > Carefully read the post and see what you think:
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/ar...or-my-software-that-comes-in-action-pack.aspx
    >
    > If I am reading this correctly and I like to thank I am; once you renew
    > your subscription for the next year, you are suppose to uninstall your
    > Windows XP and Office 2003 applications or you will be in violation of
    > the MAPS EULA. This is totally unacceptable. I see the point of staying
    > current, but Microsoft still offers support, and will for sometime, for
    > Windows XP and Office 2003. Once I receive a confirmation regarding the
    > validity of this post, I will not renew. Then I will be force to adhere
    > to the MAPS EULA, uninstall Windows XP and purchase a retail copy of
    > Windows XP OR use my recovery disc to reinstall the OEM Windows XP Media
    > Center Edition back on my laptop.
    >
    > --
    > Michael D. Alligood
    > MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    > Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    > CIW Certified Instructor
    Michael D. Alligood, Jan 13, 2007
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  2. Michael D. Alligood

    Montreal MCT Guest

    You know Vlad? Nice guy :) Very smart.

    --
    Montreal MCT
    MCT, MCSA, MCDST, MCP
    President, Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca)
    Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Customer Experience
    Microsoft Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at:
    http://dnn.mitpro.ca/mitpro/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I thought I multi posted this; however I have remedied that with this
    >reply. Vlad Mazek has posted his thoughts to this as well. I am also in the
    >process of emailing Microsoft with my professional thoughts and ideas they
    >could implement instead of the current proposal. If you are an action pack
    >subscriber, I recommend you do the same.
    >
    > --
    > Michael D. Alligood
    > MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    > Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    > CIW Certified Instructor
    >
    >
    >
    > "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
    > news::
    >
    >> I was floored when I read Eric Ligman's post regarding downgrade rights
    >> for the MAPS -- as were others when reading the comments at the bottom.
    >> Carefully read the post and see what you think:
    >> http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/ar...or-my-software-that-comes-in-action-pack.aspx
    >>
    >> If I am reading this correctly and I like to thank I am; once you renew
    >> your subscription for the next year, you are suppose to uninstall your
    >> Windows XP and Office 2003 applications or you will be in violation of
    >> the MAPS EULA. This is totally unacceptable. I see the point of staying
    >> current, but Microsoft still offers support, and will for sometime, for
    >> Windows XP and Office 2003. Once I receive a confirmation regarding the
    >> validity of this post, I will not renew. Then I will be force to adhere
    >> to the MAPS EULA, uninstall Windows XP and purchase a retail copy of
    >> Windows XP OR use my recovery disc to reinstall the OEM Windows XP Media
    >> Center Edition back on my laptop.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Michael D. Alligood
    >> MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    >> Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    >> CIW Certified Instructor

    >
    Montreal MCT, Jan 13, 2007
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  3. Yeah, I know Vlad. He is the Exchange god, IMHO. I have had the
    opportunity of meeting and talking with him in the past and via email.
    He seems to share my thoughts concerning this recent news -- as do many
    professionals that subscribe to MAPS or know of the program. I emailed
    him to get any info as to the correct person(s) to contact concerning
    this issue. Hopefully we as a whole can change the minds of Microsoft
    and get this taken care of before it spins out of control.

    --
    Michael D. Alligood
    MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    CIW Certified Instructor



    "Montreal MCT" <> wrote in message
    news::

    > You know Vlad? Nice guy :) Very smart.
    >
    > --
    > Montreal MCT
    > MCT, MCSA, MCDST, MCP
    > President, Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca)
    > Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Customer Experience
    > Microsoft Small Business Specialist
    > Visit my blog at:
    > http://dnn.mitpro.ca/mitpro/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx
    >
    >
    > "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >I thought I multi posted this; however I have remedied that with this
    > >reply. Vlad Mazek has posted his thoughts to this as well. I am also in the
    > >process of emailing Microsoft with my professional thoughts and ideas they
    > >could implement instead of the current proposal. If you are an action pack
    > >subscriber, I recommend you do the same.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Michael D. Alligood
    > > MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    > > Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    > > CIW Certified Instructor
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
    > > news::
    > >
    > >> I was floored when I read Eric Ligman's post regarding downgrade rights
    > >> for the MAPS -- as were others when reading the comments at the bottom.
    > >> Carefully read the post and see what you think:
    > >> http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/ar...or-my-software-that-comes-in-action-pack.aspx
    > >>
    > >> If I am reading this correctly and I like to thank I am; once you renew
    > >> your subscription for the next year, you are suppose to uninstall your
    > >> Windows XP and Office 2003 applications or you will be in violation of
    > >> the MAPS EULA. This is totally unacceptable. I see the point of staying
    > >> current, but Microsoft still offers support, and will for sometime, for
    > >> Windows XP and Office 2003. Once I receive a confirmation regarding the
    > >> validity of this post, I will not renew. Then I will be force to adhere
    > >> to the MAPS EULA, uninstall Windows XP and purchase a retail copy of
    > >> Windows XP OR use my recovery disc to reinstall the OEM Windows XP Media
    > >> Center Edition back on my laptop.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Michael D. Alligood
    > >> MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    > >> Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    > >> CIW Certified Instructor

    > >
    Michael D. Alligood, Jan 13, 2007
    #3
  4. Again, sorry for the multiposting. I responded to the wrong post:

    I have sent this email to :

    I was appalled when I read Eric Ligman's post regarding downgrade rights
    for MAPS
    (http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/ar...r-my-software-that-comes-in-action-pack.aspx).
    I have read the MPPAPIA several times now. No where in the Addendum does
    it mention "time bomb" licensing. No where does it mention "no downgrade
    rights". I understand and agree that the licensing is directly related
    to your MAPS subscription; and once your subscription expires and not
    renewed, the licenses also enter a state of expiration.

    In my opinion, as well as numerous other MAPS subscribers, this is a
    very bad move for Microsoft and the MAPS Program. A majority of us
    continue to service clients that have no plans to upgrade to Windows
    Vista or Office 2007 in the near future. Forcing us to upgrade to the
    newest, latest programs hampers our ability to continue offering service
    to those clients. Why I am forced to uninstall Windows XP and Office
    2003 from my internal computers that I use to troubleshoot client issues
    with or forced to uninstall Windows Small Business Server R1 just
    because R2 is made available. If I knew about this BEFORE entering the
    subscription, I would have nothing to be concerned with. But no where in
    the MPPAPIA is this mentioned.

    Please advise. This news has not been taken lightly by MAPS subscribers.
    Microsoft, nor the MAPS Programs, can delay an explanation on this
    matter and let it spin out of control.

    --

    Here is the phone number as well to have your voice heard: 877-283-1925.

    --
    Michael D. Alligood
    MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    CIW Certified Instructor



    "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
    news::

    > Yeah, I know Vlad. He is the Exchange god, IMHO. I have had the
    > opportunity of meeting and talking with him in the past and via email.
    > He seems to share my thoughts concerning this recent news -- as do many
    > professionals that subscribe to MAPS or know of the program. I emailed
    > him to get any info as to the correct person(s) to contact concerning
    > this issue. Hopefully we as a whole can change the minds of Microsoft
    > and get this taken care of before it spins out of control.
    >
    > --
    > Michael D. Alligood
    > MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    > Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    > CIW Certified Instructor
    >
    >
    >
    > "Montreal MCT" <> wrote in message
    > news::
    >
    > > You know Vlad? Nice guy :) Very smart.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Montreal MCT
    > > MCT, MCSA, MCDST, MCP
    > > President, Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca)
    > > Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Customer Experience
    > > Microsoft Small Business Specialist
    > > Visit my blog at:
    > > http://dnn.mitpro.ca/mitpro/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx
    > >
    > >
    > > "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > >I thought I multi posted this; however I have remedied that with this
    > > >reply. Vlad Mazek has posted his thoughts to this as well. I am also in the
    > > >process of emailing Microsoft with my professional thoughts and ideas they
    > > >could implement instead of the current proposal. If you are an action pack
    > > >subscriber, I recommend you do the same.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Michael D. Alligood
    > > > MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    > > > Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    > > > CIW Certified Instructor
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
    > > > news::
    > > >
    > > >> I was floored when I read Eric Ligman's post regarding downgrade rights
    > > >> for the MAPS -- as were others when reading the comments at the bottom.
    > > >> Carefully read the post and see what you think:
    > > >> http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/ar...or-my-software-that-comes-in-action-pack.aspx
    > > >>
    > > >> If I am reading this correctly and I like to thank I am; once you renew
    > > >> your subscription for the next year, you are suppose to uninstall your
    > > >> Windows XP and Office 2003 applications or you will be in violation of
    > > >> the MAPS EULA. This is totally unacceptable. I see the point of staying
    > > >> current, but Microsoft still offers support, and will for sometime, for
    > > >> Windows XP and Office 2003. Once I receive a confirmation regarding the
    > > >> validity of this post, I will not renew. Then I will be force to adhere
    > > >> to the MAPS EULA, uninstall Windows XP and purchase a retail copy of
    > > >> Windows XP OR use my recovery disc to reinstall the OEM Windows XP Media
    > > >> Center Edition back on my laptop.
    > > >>
    > > >> --
    > > >> Michael D. Alligood
    > > >> MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    > > >> Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    > > >> CIW Certified Instructor
    > > >
    Michael D. Alligood, Jan 13, 2007
    #4
  5. Michael D. Alligood

    Montreal MCT Guest

    Yeah the MVPs are going apesh*t over this... I'm not a subscriber (Gold
    Certified Partner) so it doesn't affect me... but I understand the uproar!

    M

    --
    Montreal MCT
    MCT, MCSA, MCDST, MCP
    President, Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca)
    Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Customer Experience
    Microsoft Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at:
    http://dnn.mitpro.ca/mitpro/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Yeah, I know Vlad. He is the Exchange god, IMHO. I have had the
    > opportunity of meeting and talking with him in the past and via email. He
    > seems to share my thoughts concerning this recent news -- as do many
    > professionals that subscribe to MAPS or know of the program. I emailed him
    > to get any info as to the correct person(s) to contact concerning this
    > issue. Hopefully we as a whole can change the minds of Microsoft and get
    > this taken care of before it spins out of control.
    >
    > --
    > Michael D. Alligood
    > MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    > Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    > CIW Certified Instructor
    >
    >
    >
    > "Montreal MCT" <> wrote in message
    > news::
    >
    >> You know Vlad? Nice guy :) Very smart.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Montreal MCT
    >> MCT, MCSA, MCDST, MCP
    >> President, Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca)
    >> Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Customer Experience
    >> Microsoft Small Business Specialist
    >> Visit my blog at:
    >> http://dnn.mitpro.ca/mitpro/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx
    >>
    >>
    >> "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> >I thought I multi posted this; however I have remedied that with this
    >> >reply. Vlad Mazek has posted his thoughts to this as well. I am also in
    >> >the
    >> >process of emailing Microsoft with my professional thoughts and ideas
    >> >they
    >> >could implement instead of the current proposal. If you are an action
    >> >pack
    >> >subscriber, I recommend you do the same.
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Michael D. Alligood
    >> > MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    >> > Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    >> > CIW Certified Instructor
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
    >> > news::
    >> >
    >> >> I was floored when I read Eric Ligman's post regarding downgrade
    >> >> rights
    >> >> for the MAPS -- as were others when reading the comments at the
    >> >> bottom.
    >> >> Carefully read the post and see what you think:
    >> >> http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/ar...or-my-software-that-comes-in-action-pack.aspx
    >> >>
    >> >> If I am reading this correctly and I like to thank I am; once you
    >> >> renew
    >> >> your subscription for the next year, you are suppose to uninstall your
    >> >> Windows XP and Office 2003 applications or you will be in violation of
    >> >> the MAPS EULA. This is totally unacceptable. I see the point of
    >> >> staying
    >> >> current, but Microsoft still offers support, and will for sometime,
    >> >> for
    >> >> Windows XP and Office 2003. Once I receive a confirmation regarding
    >> >> the
    >> >> validity of this post, I will not renew. Then I will be force to
    >> >> adhere
    >> >> to the MAPS EULA, uninstall Windows XP and purchase a retail copy of
    >> >> Windows XP OR use my recovery disc to reinstall the OEM Windows XP
    >> >> Media
    >> >> Center Edition back on my laptop.
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Michael D. Alligood
    >> >> MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    >> >> Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    >> >> CIW Certified Instructor
    >> >

    >
    Montreal MCT, Jan 15, 2007
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