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With Windows MultiPoint Server, a single computer supports
multiple users at the same time, each working independently using their own
monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
PCs should know about the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher Program (RRP). The RRP program supplies very low-cost Microsoft
Windows and Office licensing for nearly anyone fixing up used PCs. It is for PC
refurbishers in nearly any country and of any size, large or small, that have a
business license of some sort. In other words refurbishers are eligible for the
program if you're based in schools (public or private and all levels),
nonprofits, businesses, or government agencies. There is no cost to register
for the RRP program, and there is no obligation to order a certain amount per
month. If you're not already using it register for the RRP program.
The RRP program recently added Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Premium to its roster of citizenship
licenses. Citizenship licensing offers $6 Windows 7 and Office Basic 2007 for computers
that go to schools, nonprofits and charities, libraries, and low-income
families anywhere in the world (although Office can’t go to schools). The MultiPoint Server 2011 Premium packages are
$30. They include all the licensing needed for a five-station lab - one server
license and five Client Access Licenses (CALs). Here is some fine print on
using this highly-discounted RRP offer:
Nonprofit refurbisher, Reliatech
got their donation from TechSoup to try it out in their telecenters type lab.
Find out about their experience here.
Another refurbisher, Computer Technologies
Program in Berkeley also tried out MultiPoint Server in their lab by
participating in some pilot test installations that InterConnection and TechSoup
conducted in the fall of 2012. Find out their experience here.
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