Solution Finder.. An Open Letter to SBSC’s by Robbie Upcroft

To Our Valued Microsoft Small Business Specialist Partner Community, Recently at the 2007 Microsoft Small Business Symposium, a pre-day to the Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver, the Small Business Specialist team heard passionate feedback from you regarding the Microsoft Solution Finder online directories. We value this feedback and the conviction with which it was conveyed…

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SBS and Forefront by Robbie Upcroft

I’ve had a few people ask questions about the the interoperability with Forefront and SBS – have had a chat to a few Microsofties and I’ve included comments below: “Whilst Microsoft haven’t yet made any public statements about the Forefront server Products – we can confirm that Microsoft Antigen 9.0 has been successfully tested on…

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Presenting…… The New Partner Portal!!by Robbie Upcroft

As many of you will have noticed, today heralded the launch of our brand spanking new and shiny Partner Portal. In response to feedback from you guys, we’ve made some significant changes that will help you find relevant information faster. Karina Silva, our Partner Communications Manager is the person behind the new look site and…

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Important activation changes to Windows Vista by Robbie Upcroft

To: Microsoft PartnersFrom: Allison WatsonSubject: Important activation changes to Windows VistaDate: April 27, 2007 As a valued partner and trusted advisor to our customers, I wanted to re-iterate Microsoft’s commitment to helping protect consumers and software resellers from the risks associated with pirated software. Millions of PCs that ship each year end up with non-genuine…

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SBSC Add-On Kit – Update by Robbie Upcroft

I’ve had a few questions from Partners about the SBSC Add-On Pack – date for shipping was late April. However, Corp shipped the kit to us without the second Visual Basic CD – so instead of sending you a incomplete kit and then sending you another a few weeks later with the missing CD –…

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Online training – Business and Technology Toolkit By Robbie Upcroft

Corp have just finalised the exclusive SBSC training for the new Business and Technology Toolkit and you can view the 6-part course here. The course demonstrates why and how Partners can conduct business assessments with their small business clients using the Microsoft Business & Technology Assessment Toolkit.  Partners hear how other Microsoft Partners have successfully…

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Just launched – Action Pack Managed Newsgroup by Robbie Upcroft

Hot off the press – Corp have just launched an Action Pack Managed News Group for support around Action Pack! They have committed to a 1-day turnaround on responses – which given its based in the US will be a bit longer here in Australia. Should be a great way to get faster responses to…

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SBSC Exclusive Add-On Kit by Robbie Upcroft

We’ve finally had confirmation on the release date of the MAPS SBSC Add-On Kit – which will hit your desks in mid April. The Kit is part of a new value-add for SBSCers – and you will receive one every quarter. Despite the fact that the name of the kit implies that it is only…

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Meeting Mr SBS FAQ by Robbie Upcroft

This week I met Wayne Small from SBS FAQ for a coffee and a chat in the Microsoft cafe. Wayne and I have known each other for a few years now…. since I first started at Microsoft…. I vaguely remember bonding over a few beers at the very first Partner Roadshow I ran. Now days…

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Understanding the latest Action Pack Updates by Robbie Upcroft

I’ve just come back from a week at Building Number 122 at Microsoft Corp in Redmond – despite the fact that Redmond reminded me very much of the Truman Show the visit was definitely worthwhile. I finally put faces to names of some great people who have been doing some good things for SBSCers worldwide…

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