Posted by: kurtsh | December 21, 2009

NEWS: Opalis Technology licenses granted to all “System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise” customers w/ Software Assurance

Wow.  If you own licensing for the “System Center Server Management Suite” (either Enterprise or Datacenter) with Software Assurance, you will be receiving AT NO CHARGE the Opalis Technologies we acquired from Opalis Software.  Details are documented here – – however this is the net of it:

image The Opalis subsidiary will grant licenses for Opalis technology to existing Microsoft customers licensed for System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE) and Server Management Suite Datacenter (SMSD) with active Software Assurance. The grant will include use rights for the Opalis Integration Server, Integration Packs, and Process Catalogue software and the right to manage server devices licensed for SMSE or SMSD.

As of today, these grants will be made at no additional license cost to Microsoft customers. Microsoft reserves the right to make changes to this grant plan. Please see below as to how to provide customers with access to Opalis software.

Q:   How can an SMSE or SMSD customer access their Opalis license grant?
A:   An Opalis order can be initiated by emailing your account team for more information on how to proceed.  Upon order approval by Opalis, customers will receive an email with license keys, login instructions and link to the Opalis software download site. Additionally, existing SMSE and SMSD customers will be contacted directly, via Microsoft Connect, to inform them of how to access their Opalis grant

(We seem to be in a generous mood.  In an unrelated offer, we also decided earlier that we’d be giving all customers with Terminal Services CALs on Software Assurance licensing for App-V for Terminal Services again, AT NO CHARGE.)


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