Microsoft tells resellers: 'We listened to you, and we have acted' – please keep making us money

Found on The Register on Friday, 12 July 2019
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Faced with continued rumbles of discontent from its reseller network on the eve of its Inspire conference, Microsoft has climbed down from plans to pull free software licences from its channel chums.

The crux of the proposed changes was the removal of the free licences that Microsoft granted to resellers to allow them to run their businesses. With many being relatively small businesses, the proposed wholesale removal of those licences triggered shrieks of pain.

Mircosoft licensing is just horrid. It must be the Tenth Circle of Hell.