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Microsoft NZ mulls Vista upgrade option

Microsoft NZ mulls Vista upgrade option

Microsoft New Zealand can neither confirm nor deny the future availability of the company’s Anytime Upgrade service.

The service, which looks set to launch in North America, Europe and Japan this week, allows customers to download update versions of its Vista operating system.

David Rayner, Windows client marketing manager at Microsoft, says the question of whether the service will be made available here is more complex than a simple yes or no answer.

“With the immense business opportunity for our channels partners at this most significant launch of Windows yet, being channel inclusive in our promotions and distribution options is a priority.”

The Anytime Upgrade service is an upgrade option for customers who have already purchased Windows Vista to upgrade to different editions, for example from the Home Premium edition to the Ultimate edition.

Rayner says Microsoft is currently working with its partners to explore the distribution options after the launch of Vista.

“We are working with our channel on how we can broaden upgrade access to consumers post-launch, and Windows Anytime Upgrade is one of the options.”

Microsoft in Australia has no current plans to offer the upgrade service.


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