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New Open Value VAR Rebate Page added to Microsoft Partner site

You asked for it and now you have it.  (and you thought we don’t listen…)  J  You have heard us talk about the benefits of Open Value for your clients with the spread payment option, the additional Software Assurance benefits, the company-wide options, etc. and you have heard about the VAR Rebate available to you for every Open Value deal you facilitate for your clients.  


In the past, there was not a web page listing all of the details of the Open Value VAR Rebate for you to go to, it was information you received from the Program Team once you were in the program via email.  Well, I am happy to announce that this morning we posted a new Open Value VAR Rebate page to the Microsoft Partner site!  Be sure to check it out and get registered for it if you aren’t already.


Also, don’t forget about the Small Business Desktop Advantage Sales Forums we run every Thursday morning to help address your questions, etc. about the Small Business Desktop Advantage, the rebates, etc.




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,


Eric Ligman
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
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