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Our Thanks To You

On this Thanksgiving Day, all of us on the US Small Business Team would like to offer our, “Thank you,” to all of you for not only being a part of our Community, or for all you do around the Microsoft technologies each day, but also for all you do to help and assist all… Read more

Get Ready For Launch – Partner Checklist Part #4: Create customer demand

Customize your look with the Partner Logo Builder tool to create logos that promote your skill set to customers. Create and download custom logos in Partner Logo Builder to promote your partner status and the competency you’ve attained. (Remember to check your Microsoft Partner Program enrollment status, you may need to re-enroll by January 31,… Read more

Get Ready For Launch – Partner Checklist Part #3: Build and profile solutions

Submit your 2007Microsoft Office system or Exchange Server2007 solution offerings and get benefits that help you plan, develop and market you solutions. Get your 2007 Microsoft Office System Solution Launch Partner logo, and expose your solution offerings to thousands of customers and the Microsoft field.                                                                i.                                                              ii.      Microsoft independent software vendors:… Read more

Get Ready For Launch – Partner Checklist Part #2: Get trained and ready

Understand the Learning Plans for Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Exchange Server 2007 exams. Customize your own Learning Plan or download a static learning plan template that helps align you to product requirements, training and exams by specialization.                                                                i.   Sign up for Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system,… Read more

Get Ready For Launch – Partner Checklist Part #1: Get to know the products

Evaluate Windows Vista™ RC1 and RC2, test drive 2007 Microsoft® Office system programs, and download the Exchange Server 2007 beta. Gain firsthand experience with the new look and feel, features, and functionalities of Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, and Exchange Server 2007.  Access customer-facing product information, overviews, demos, 10 top reasons, press information,… Read more

Clarification on November 14th Licensing Session

Since the announcement of the November 14th Licensing session, there have been a few questions that have come up that I wanted to address (such as is it for customers, what prompted it, and can you promote it as a through-Partner effort):   First, yes, this session is open to everyone and is intended for… Read more

Productivity Tip: Create a Meeting Request from an E-Mail Message in Outlook 2007

Here’s a quick tip for those of you working with the Office 2007 Beta program to help you save time converting e-mail messages to meeting requests:  In Outlook 2007, save time by dragging an e-mail message to the Date Navigator (the small calendar in the To-Do Bar). A Meeting Request opens with the Subject line filled in and… Read more

Yes, we’ll cover Windows Vista and Office 2007 now being included in the Small Business Desktop Advantage in tomorrow’s Sales Forum session

To make sure that the SBSC Partners understand how Office 2007 and Windows Vista fit into the Small Business Desktop Advantage, I will be covering this in tomorrow’s Small Business Desktop Advantage Sales Forum.  You’ve heard us talking about how the Small Business Desktop Advantage will get your customers the rights to Office 2007 and… Read more

Understanding MS Licensing to save BIG $ – Customer facing webcast Nov. 14th. Sign up today!

Come join me on November 14th for this 90 minute Live Meeting session on how to save big $ with Microsoft licensing!  More info and Register HERE. Description:Every dollar spent on IT is worth much more than a dollar. Stop throwing those dollars away!  Attend this 90 minute session to learn how to save money… Read more