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Time to take out the trash. Update your Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 junk e-mail filter today.

Updated for December, 2005 – The new Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 junk e-mail filter is available with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk. Download your update HERE. Thank you and have a wonderful day, Eric LigmanMicrosoft US Senior ManagerSmall Business Community EngagementThis posting is provided “AS IS” with no… Read more

For the Mac fans out there… Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive now available.

The Microsoft® Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive includes essential tools that can help you transform the way you create, share, and manage ideas and information using all four Office 2004 for Mac programs: Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and Entourage®. You can download the Test Drive HERE. NOTE: The first time you run the Office 2004… Read more

Is it worth it to try to save a few dollars? Internet searches are probably not your best bet for buying software…

Often times people write and say, “XYZ site LOOKS legitimate…” Just because an item looks like something, it doesn’t mean it is. If you are a business, remember that Volume Licensing (such as Microsoft Open Business or Open Value) costs LESS than Retail Boxed software. Those discounts are intentional and are specifically designed to be… Read more

Did you catch Vlad Mazek and Amy Luby on the Microsoft Small Business Specialist Talk Session this morning?

That’s right! Vlad and Amy were the guest speakers at this morning’s session and we were fortunate enough to have them share their thoughts and insights on the Microsoft Small Business Specialist Community, why join, what to do when you are a Microsoft Small Business Specialist, how to get the most from being a Microsoft… Read more

Get your FREE Windows Small Business Server 2003 Evaluation Kit!

UPDATE: This offer expired on 12/31/2005 and is no longer available. Right now, Microsoft is offering a FREE Windows Small Business Server 2003 Evaluation Kit which includes: 1: Windows Small Business Server 2003 Administrator’s Companion ($59.95 retail value)This comprehensive reference book from Microsoft Press® makes it easy to successfully evaluate, deploy, and manage Microsoft Windows… Read more

Try out Microsoft’s Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition for 180 days

Been reading about Virtual Server 2005? Looking to try out the “virtual world?” Now is your chance. Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 is the most cost-effective virtual machine solution designed for Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 to increase operational efficiency in software test and development, application migration, and server consolidation scenarios. Now, Microsoft is offering a… Read more

Send that FAX from your desktop with SBS 2003. Get the Step By Step guide here.

This guide helps you configure and use the Fax service on a Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS) network. It provides you with step-by-step instructions for configuring the server, configuring the client computers, and sending faxes. Download the complete Step By Step Guide HERE Thank you and have a wonderful day, Eric LigmanMicrosoft… Read more

Virtual Partner Briefing: CRM 3.0 – An Analysis of the Partner’s Value Proposition

Are you ready to take a serious look at CRM 3.0? Come to this Virtual Partner Briefing for Microsoft Partners on December 7th to find the real value that CRM 3.0 will be delivering to your customers and how you can drive services revenue with this new release. Our focus will be on partner opportunities around the… Read more

"You’re Hired!" See who makes the cut on tonight’s "Apprentice" episode focused on Microsoft Office Live Meeting!

Attention all “Apprentice” and Microsoft Office Live Meeting fans… Be sure to catch tonight’s episode of the “Apprentice” where the finalists task will be centered around Microsoft Office Live Meeting! Not familiar with Live Meeting yourself? Be sure to brush up on your skills to make sure you’re not “fired” when your customers ask you… Read more