If you have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement or a Select Volume License agreement then you will want to read this PowerPoint. It details changes to Microsoft’s media shipping policy:
- "Beginning September 1, 2007 Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and Select Agreement Volume License customers worldwide with active media subscriptions will receive monthly product subscription kits of the most widely-used Microsoft products.
- Updates of all other products will be available either via download from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Services website or by purchasing media (CDs/DVDs) from a Microsoft Reseller.
- This change will reduce the quantity of media in shipments to create a better customer experience".
Basically, everything they produce media for, you will get in the kit. You only have to license it (according to your license program) to use it. No more waiting around for the media to arrive in the post after your already lengthy internal purchasing process.