Microsoft sweetens upgrade deal on Windows 8 and Server 2012

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Microsoft sweetens upgrade deal on Windows 8 and Server 2012

Microsoft is offering up to 15% off the latest versions of Windows, Server and Office for eligible businesses buying multiple licenses.

With support ending for Windows XP and Office 2003 next year, Microsoft is encouraing businesses to upgrade to the latest versions of Windows and Office with up to 15% off the price.

The deals are available to business customers through Microsoft Partners participating in the "FY13 Q4 Microsoft APAC Open Opportunity Registration Program".

Microsoft is currently offering four upgrade deals for businesses moving to Windows 8 and Server 2012, although the deals expire tomorrow. The deals are:

  • Up to 15% off Office Standard 2013 when you buy a Windows 8 Pro device (between 5 and 249 licenses)
  • Up to 15% off when you upgrade to Windows 8 Pro and purchase Office Standard 2013 (between 5 and 249 licenses)
  • Up to 15% off when you buy Windows Server Standard 2012 or DataCenter 2012 with a minimum 10 Client Access Licenses (up to 249 server licenses and CALs)
  • Up to 15% off Software Assurance and 10 Client Access Licenses when purchased with Windows Server OEM License or Preinstall  (up to 249 server licenses and CALs)

It's interesting that the deals are pushing Office 2013 rather than Microsoft's Office 365 subscription service, although Australian Office 365 business subscriptions are only available via Telstra.

It is possible to pay off the software in installments under a volume licensing deal.

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