Okay resellers, 'fess up. How many of you have used your internal copies of products to set up demos or to "loan" to customers while waiting for the new boxed software to arrive?
If it's Microsoft's products, you'll no longer have an excuse for not keeping some legitimate software around just for demos and lending to prospects.
Microsoft is offering the Direct Access Action Pack to resellers, for a once-off price of $399 from your local distributor, but it's first in best dressed and only one per company.
Here's what you get for your money:
Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0 (one server licence + five client access licences) Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 (five licences) Microsoft Office 97 Professional Edition (five licences) Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 for Windows NT Workstation and Windows 95 (unlimited licence) Support Included in the Action Pack:
Telephone-based technical incident for BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0Telephone-based technical incident for Office 97 Professional or Windows NT Workstation 4.0 or Internet Explorer 4.0Support is supplied by Microsoft Authorised Support Centres. These incidents must be used by July 31 1998Training A full day of hands-on training will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to install and configure Microsoft Back- Office Small Business Server. Places are limited to one delegate per pack purchased and must be used by July 31, 1998.
Also included is a 20 per cent discount voucher off a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam of your choice.
Included is CD-based technical information via a full "single issue" of Microsoft TechNet plus the Microsoft Press - Quick Course in Office 97 Standard and ProfessionalInternet access special offer The OzEmail Access1 Small Business Server Internet Starter Pack is offered to all Direct Access Action Pack recipients.
The package includes:
28.8Kbps permanent internet connection
Your own domain name in both .com.au and .aust.com Web space (10MB with Microsoft FrontPage extensions for easy interactive Web site design) Your own fixed IP Address SMTP Gateway - you create as many e-mail addresses as you like The special Microsoft Direct Access member price of $999 (RRP) setup and $295 per month represents a saving of over $1000 in the first year.
The Action Pack is available from April 20 until June 30, 1998 from the following distributors:
Dataflow Computer Services
Tel (02) 9417 9700
Express Data Tel (02) 9598 9100
KTX Tel (02) 9906 5550
Tech Pacific Tel (02) 9381 6000