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    Microsoft Action Pack

    So when I started contracting the Action Pack was 200 quid, 10 years later it's 350 quid and not such a good deal.

    Went through the pain of flattening my Surface Book and then adding Office 365 Premium for £100 including email, moved my OneDrive to the biz version and I have everything I need. Dev tools can be had for free and seems like I've saved £250.

    Is anyone else still using Action Pack ?

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    Not any more, but the licenses never seem to expire. I guess their main selling point is all the Azure credits you get 'free' as opposed to the software now though.
    And the lord said unto John; "come forth and receive eternal life." But John came fifth and won a toaster.

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      #3
      I think the partner pack is a better deal but either way it's a no deal for me.

      I don't think I even used Visual Studio or SQL in the last year I had it.

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        #4
        I use the action pack. Mainly for the 5x o365 e3 licenses, visio and project. Azure credits useful. I’m an infrastructure bod who specialises in MS cloud tech so a no brainer.
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          #5
          yeah I can see the use there - not such a good deal for dev though unless you're direct and using your own kit maybe ?

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            #6
            I use it for the E3 licenses, mail hosting, O365 / Visio software, desktop OS. I used to use the server OS when I had my own exchange server. Handy for Sharepoint Online tinkering as I do a fair bit with that. Client Co is looking into using Teams so will be having a play with that too, to see if I can position myself somewhere useful.

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              #7
              Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
              I use it for the E3 licenses, mail hosting, O365 / Visio software, desktop OS. I used to use the server OS when I had my own exchange server. Handy for Sharepoint Online tinkering as I do a fair bit with that. Client Co is looking into using Teams so will be having a play with that too, to see if I can position myself somewhere useful.
              Security and compliance has changed massively. GDPR control panel and everything.
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                #8
                Originally posted by b0redom View Post
                Not any more, but the licenses never seem to expire. I guess their main selling point is all the Azure credits you get 'free' as opposed to the software now though.
                Just because you have a working key, doesn't mean your software is licensed/legal once your AP sub lapses...

                I'm still using it. Even though I have transitioned from mostly MS stack infrastructure bod to mostly VMWare/Storage bod I still use a lot of the products in my lab.

                Mind you last years was the first time I had to pay full price £350, this year I might re-evaluate it and maybe switch to cheaper O365 licenses.

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