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How To Get More from Microsoft

Everyone knows that an MSDN subscription can slash licensing costs and provide discounted access to Microsoft support. But Microsoft provides a host of other services and avenues for getting enhanced support, services and insight. Whether it's signing up for beta and other pre-release product programs, tapping into partnership programs that nurture fledgling ISVs, or working to obtain certification for your firm or MVP status for a key employee, there are plenty of ways to get more out of Microsoft.

We want to hear from you. Have you managed to obtain enhanced service and support by participating in a Microsoft program? If so, we want to hear your story. Tell us how you found the program, why you joined it and what benefits you got from it. And if you have advice for readers, please let us know. We may publish your input in our next issue of Redmond Developer News. E-mail me at [email protected].

Posted by Michael Desmond on 02/21/2007 at 1:15 PM


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