VLSC Software Assurance Guide

There’s an updated (January 2021) VLSC Software Assurance Guide. This is a useful document detailing how customers manage their SA benefits through the VLSC, and it’s fully updated for the imminent retirement of Training Vouchers and Planning Services.

Find this guide here: https://bit.ly/2QWvNWL.

Windows 10 version 1903

Microsoft announce (http://bit.ly/30HUJSt) that the latest Semi-Annual Channel release of Windows 10 (version 1903) is now available to download from VLSC.

With this version, Subscription Activation now gives education customers the ability to step-up from Windows 10 Pro Education to Windows 10 Education eliminating the need to manually deploy Windows 10 images and then provide activation keys.

Find full details of Windows 10 Subscription Activation here: http://bit.ly/2HDPprD.

MSDN Administrators’ Guide – MPSA

Organisations buying Visual Studio with MSDN through the MPSA will use a brand new portal to manage their MSDN subscriptions.

There’s a just-released Administrator’s Guide which has 24 pages of useful knowledge including admin for large teams and external contractors, how to add administrators to the portal, as well as all the day-to-day tasks of assigning subscriptions along with instructions for the Bulk Upload facilities.

Get the guide here: http://bit.ly/1fYNT2V but note that existing subscriptions are still managed through VLSC, so the VLSC Admin Guide is worth a look too: http://bit.ly/1ucJ3hm.