Microsoft Director of Business & Sales Operations - Eric Ligman

Eric Ligman, Microsoft Director of Business & Sales Operations Blog

It’s the night before Christmas… Happy Holidays from us to you.

It’s the night before Christmas,

The first in this house.

Thankfully the power’s back on,

So we have lights we can douse.

Soon the girls will be sleeping,

My wife and the kids.

They’ll try to stay up,

But close will their eyelids.

It’s been quite a year,

This year of 2006.

Filled with offers and rebates,

And even a few new tricks.

Like the Small Business Symposium,

That first day of WPC.

An entire day on Small Business,

And for SBSCs it was FREE.


There was the SBDA Sales Kit,

The first one of its kind.

Followed by Thursday morning Sales Forums,

So we could hear what’s on your mind.


We’re now offering MS Financing,

To the big and the small.

Just $3,000 minimum order,

And we’ll finance it all!


The hardware, the software,

And your services too.

Your customer gets 36 months,

But in days your money’s to you.


There’s rebates and contests,

Even more if you’re SBSC.

For selling Open Value or the SBDA,

And for telling us your success story.


And that’s just the beginning,

there’s much more to be told.

But I think I’ll wrap up,

Before we’re all another year old.


So on to the purpose,

The reason for this post.

To say, “Thank you and Happy Holidays,”

To those who deserve it the most.


Yes, that would be you,

Our Partners and MSSMALLBIZ family.

From the whole Microsoft Team,

And especially from me.


So please accept my sincere offer of gratitude for all you have done in helping each and every one of your clients and your peers in 2006 and for your continued support of the Microsoft technologies you assist them with every day.  Here’s wishing all of you and your loved ones a safe and joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year.  I look forward to the pleasure of working with each of you in 2007.


Seasons Greetings, everyone,


Eric Ligman
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
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