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October 23rd, 2003, 10:05 AM
Microsoft has created a new program under its Shared Source Initiative. The Most Valuable Professional Source Licensing Program (MVPSLP) will allow recognized individuals access to Microsoft's code for Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. Previously, only governments and certain technology companies could access the code. Though some MVPs will be able to "sneak a peek" at the Windows code, they will be restricted from changing it or using it for projects.

Currently there are 1,800 MVPs who have had access to Microsoft code, but only for Windows CE .NET, ASP.NET, Visual Studio .NET, and Passport Manager. Out of the 1,800 MVPs, 1,200 will qualify for access to the additional Windows code. The MVPs will join 650,000 other developers who currently have access to code written by Microsoft.



October 23rd, 2003, 01:32 PM
Hey MS is really givin out some cool deals

We full time students are getting full access to all MS packages, OSs and the works this semester on. Download them, install them on ur home PCs, laptops whatever. All for free:up::D