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Veeam Debuts Free NFR Software for Microsoft IT Pros

Now that Veeam has announced that its Backup & Replication v6 product provides native support for Hyper-V, the company is looking to ingratiate itself with IT pros who have Microsoft certifications, and expand sales by offering them free software licenses for demo use in home labs. Veeam did the same thing last year for VMware-certified pros.

Overall, these free, not-for-resale, two-socket software licenses are now available to VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Professionals, VMware Certified Instructors, VMUG members, Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, and Microsoft Certified Professionals.

Veeam has been extremely bullish on Backup & Replication dating back to its pre-production days, and says it was downloaded over 15,000 times during its first week of availability.

In a canned quote, Microsoft MVP Derek Schauland seemed jubilant, saying "Veeam for the Microsoft community? Awesome! Having a program giving NFR licenses of Veeam software to the Microsoft community will be invaluable to the home lab and test needs if IT pros in pursuit of training, blogging and other activities."

The licenses are available here.

Posted by Bruce Hoard on 12/15/2011 at 12:48 PM


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