In just over 48 hours from now, SMB Nation 2006 will be kicking off here at the Microsoft Conference Center in
Last year was a big year at SMB Nation where SBSC (Microsoft Small Business Specialist Community) was just getting under way and I was also announcing the formation of the brand new Partner Community Manager Team across the
In addition, on Sunday the 10th from 11:30 – 12:30, I will be conducting a one-hour session dedicated to helping Partners understand and learn how to make money with Microsoft licensing while also showing your customers how to save money at the same time. Be sure to look for the one-page flyer in your attendee bags with information on the session. We will be covering:
– Licensing Basics
o How are Office, Windows, and SBS really licensed
o OEM vs. Retail Box vs. Volume Licensing
o Open License & Open Value
– Creating services opportunities with licensing (and how many people eliminate services opportunities by not understanding licensing)
– Creating hardware opportunities with licensing (and how many people eliminate hardware opportunities by not understanding licensing)
– Helping your customers get the most from every budget dollar they spend on licensing (and helping them spend less on licensing)
– Promotions, rebates, specials, etc. (Several that will be announced here) that you can use to grow your business this year.
– Plus more
So I look forward to seeing all of you who are attending SMB Nation this weekend and hope to see you at both the SBSC Panel discussion and my “Everything you ever wanted to know about licensing” session on Sunday.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Small Business Community Engagement
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