Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1
He just warned to not attempt to use this software in a business endeavour.
That's because the BSA only audits businesses; they couldn't audit homes because they would have no legal grounds to do so (they're already on shaky grounds with auditing businesses) and because it would simply not be worth the resources needed.
And no, MSFT will never put this into writing. The EULA and the accompanying FAQ has always been pretty clear in its prohibition, but there's always been a sort of tacit acknowledgment that people do use it at home for general use, and MSFT doesn't (and can't) enforce it. There have been MSFT employees whose blogs have more or less suggested the same thing (there was one a couple of weeks back suggesting "install parties").
My understanding has always been that it's de jure
prohibited, but de facto
okay, and whether or not it's okay boils down to whether or not you care about the distinction between the two.