This isn't a one-off scenario, but could't see a like question here, so here goes..
The nuts & bolts are that I want to offer software as a Trial by issuing a VM with it pre-installed. While this seems like a great idea, the main issue I see is Licensing.
The software we produce runs on windows, and this isn't going to change in the foreseeable future. Our software would therefore be distributed in a VM (available for lets say 28 days) and would include a SQL Express instance running on Windows 7.
I'd be interested in seeing what others have done in this scenario, and what was done to work within legal licensing. Does MS have specific licencing to enable us to deploy these?
NB the VM's would be given to people who contact us, rather than being available willy-nilly as a download from a web site.
Many thanks :)