By now you’ve heard about the Microsoft Small Business Desktop Advantage. You know, the single part # solution for companies with between 5 and 75 PCs that provides every PC in the company with a:
· Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 new license
· Microsoft Windows Vista Business Upgrade (or Windows Vista Enterprise or Ultimate)
· Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 Client Access License
· 3 years of Software Assurance benefits for each of the above items, including:
o Employee purchase program for Microsoft software
o And much, much more…
And they get all of this for 84¢ or less per PC a day through the spread payment option to help make budgeting easier for today’s Small Business owner. If you haven’t heard about it yet or are not entirely up to speed on it, you really should be joining me for the Small Business Desktop Advantage Sales Forums that we do every Thursday morning (we’re off the next week for the holidays) focused on this offering.
Wondering what the Microsoft Small Business Desktop Advantage can do for you and your clients? Did you know it can give you a competitive edge over your competition that is not using it? Now is your chance to hear directly from Vince Tinnirello of Anchor Network Solutions, one of your SBSC Partner peers, about the success they have been having when talking with their clients about what the Microsoft Small Business Desktop Advantage can do for them in the Microsoft SBSC Podcast series. He even provides an example of how his company was able to win a deal in a competitive situation because they offered the Small Business Desktop Advantage and his competitors did not.
I hope you enjoy listening to this segment with Vince and gain some valuable insights from his experiences so far. Also, be sure to watch for additional SBSC podcasts on the Microsoft Partner Readiness podcast section.
UPDATE:As of October, 2008, platform options (such as the Small Business Desktop Advantage) are now handled through the “Build Your Own Platform” model. Here is the post that explains this new option for you.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
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