Windows Small Business Server 2011: How and Where to Download the Bits as a Microsoft Partner

This past week, there have been some questions that have been asking about obtaining the bits for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011:When will WSBS 2011 bits be on the Microsoft partner digital distribution portal for Microsoft partners to download it?How/where do Microsoft partners get the bits for WSBS 2011 before then?If you're a Microsoft […]

This past week, there have been some questions that have been asking about obtaining the bits for Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011:

  1. When will WSBS 2011 bits be on the Microsoft partner digital distribution portal for Microsoft partners to download it?
  2. How/where do Microsoft partners get the bits for WSBS 2011 before then?

If you're a Microsoft partner with a gold competency or silver competency:

  • You should download WSBS 2011 bits from TechNe or MSDN
  • Please note: product keys distributed through MSDN and TechNet are single activation keys. As a Microsoft partner, you can obtain your Multiple Activation Key product key from the Microsoft partner digital distribution portal in late February.

If you're a Microsoft partner with an Action Pack Solution Provider subscription:

  • Download WSBS 2011 from TechNet site that you receive access to as a benefit of your MAP SP subscription.
  • Please note: product keys distributed through TechNet are single activation keys. As a Microsoft partner, you can obtain your MAK from Microsoft partner digital distribution portal in late Feb.

If you're a Microsoft partner with an AP Development and Design subscription:

Download WSBS 2011 from TechNet Evaluation Center site. (WSBS 2011 expected to be there sometime during the week of Jan 17th)
  • This's a 30 day evaluation copy and no product key is required.
  • The evaluation period is 30 days (can be reset for an additional 30 days if necessary due to keys not being on the Microsoft partner digital distribution portal by end of your trial period)
  • As a Microsoft partner, you can obtain your MAK from Microsoft partner digital distribution portal in late Feb and convert your trial into a full production copy.
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