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  • Open Programs Comparison Video

    February 2010

    3:30 minutes

    An illustrated comparison of the various benefits for Open License, Open Value, Open Value Subscription featuring a fictional CEO with 100 employees.

  • Open Programs Overview

    March 2013


    248 KB

    A high-level summary of the Open Programs: Open Value, Open Value Subscription, and Open License.

  • Open Programs Program Guide

    March 2013


    331 KB

    Learn about the Open Value and Open License programs, which enable small and midsize organizations with at least five desktop PCs to acquire Microsoft technology.

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Product Activation

Find recommended best practices to help manage activation for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2.

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Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) User Guide

Get step-by-step instructions for how to register, view account details, obtain product keys, download software and manage your assets

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