Microsoft Director of Business & Sales Operations - Eric Ligman

Eric Ligman, Microsoft Director of Business & Sales Operations Blog

Happy New Year wishes

As we head into the final hours of 2007, I would like to offer Happy New Year’s wish to each and every one of you throughout the MSSMALLBIZ Community.  May your travels be safe, your ears filled with laughter, your homes filled with friends and family, your plates filled with good food, and your glasses… Read more

Join us to hear all about the Q3 Microsoft Incentives and Promotions

On January 8th and 10th, we will be conducting our Q3 Microsoft Incentives Live Meeting for Partners, where you can hear all about the upcoming offers and promotions that we will be making available to you and your clients through the Microsoft Incentives website.  Please join us for a live 1 hour webcast to learn… Read more

Big news for the new year!

As we move closer to the beginning of the new year, I hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful time together with your family and friends. Just a quick heads up that when the new year rings in, there will be an exciting announcement for Partners made here on the Blog. So enjoy your… Read more

Alerts feature in SharePoint

For any of you utilizing Windows SharePoint Services or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, there is a very nice feature included called “Alerts” that you should know about and use. For instance, how many times have you posted a document to a share, only to find out it has been updated or maybe you post it… Read more

Entering your customer references for your Microsoft Partner account

As you probably know, submitting a customer reference earns you Partner Points and Partner Points help you move from a Registered Level Partner to Certified to Gold Certified. In addition, the Microsoft Partner Locator tools also list how many references your company has when clients search for a Microsoft Partner online. A customer reference describes… Read more

Guide to associating MCPs to your organization

Many of you may recall the announcement earlier this year about SBSC Partners now being recognized at an area level. With this shift in recognition, SBSCs with multiple locations now have the ability to be listed and shown on a location by location basis on tools such as the SBSC Partner locator so Small Business… Read more

Part numbers to add Software Assurance to your OEM SBS licenses

This morning I received an inquiry as a follow-up to my, “OEM Microsoft Server software. New short video answers top questions about adding Software Assurance.” post asking for clarification on exactly what the Part #s are that you would use to add Software Assurance to OEM SBS licenses within 90 days of the OEM license… Read more

Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V RC1 Beta available for download

Since my, “Windows Server 2008 Packaging, Pricing and Licensing Announced this morning” post, I have received and seen a few questions about where the Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V Beta can be downloaded from. Well, look no more. Here is where you can download the Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V RC1 Beta today. Thank you… Read more

Microsoft Partner Program 101: Helping you get the information you need as a Microsoft Partner

Over the past several months, we have been delivering MSPP 101 courses for Partners through the MS Readiness site to help give you insight into several tools, resources and information that you can use or that you interface with as a Microsoft Partner. Here is a sample of some of the MSPP 101 courses that… Read more

Partner Webcast: Recent changes to Action Pack subscriptions and renewals

For any of you Partners that currently subscribe to the Microsoft Action Pack, we are holding our Action Pack Update webcast next week on Tuesday, December 18th at 11:00 AM PST and you are all invited to join us for it. Attend this webcast to learn about subscribing and renewing to the Microsoft Action Pack… Read more