Microsoft Announces Hardware Volume Purchasing Program

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 27, 1997 — Microsoft Corp. today announced a new hardware discount program for its Select volume purchase customers beginning Feb. 1. Under the Hardware Volume Purchasing Program (HVPP), Select customers will be able to buy Microsoft® ergonomic input devices at significant volume discounts.

The program gives existing Microsoft Select members discounts of up to 35 percent when they buy the Microsoft Natural® Keyboard or the Microsoft Mouse 2.0 or IntelliMouse ™ pointing devices through any of Microsoft’s large account resellers (LARS) nationwide.

“We are offering Select customers attractive discounts on high-quality Microsoft ergonomic input devices that are specifically designed to complement Microsoft software,”
said Brian Kadish, product marketing manager for input devices, hardware group at Microsoft.
“Microsoft understands that corporate customers want to keep their employees as comfortable and productive as possible. This program makes it easier for Select customers to standardize the input devices they supply to employees by consolidating hardware and software acquisitions through a single LAR.”

Under the program, customers are required to buy hardware in five-pack configurations. HVPP purchases come as full-packaged product and carry a warranty. Ordering and fulfillment of HVPP product are administered separately from Select program purchases.

Hardware purchases do not count toward a customer’s unit forecast for Select software product pools. The HVPP covers corporate and education customers in North America that have a valid Select contract.

The Microsoft Select program is the largest worldwide volume-licensing program of its kind. Since it was introduced in January 1993, more than 1,000 major business organizations have signed agreements to participate in the Microsoft Select program.

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) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

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