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Are you attending SMB Summit 2007 on March 15-17?

So I was talking with Mike Iem this past week and the subject of SMB Summit 2007 came up.  What’s SMB Summit 2007 you ask?  Well, here’s the lowdown Mike gave me:


Who puts it on?

SMBTN  ( This is their 3rd year.  I (Mike Iem) am the conference director this year.


What is the URL for the Conference?


Where is it and when?

The Disney Land Conference Center and Hotel, Anaheim CA, March 15-17th.


Who is the audience?

Microsoft certified and gold certified SMB VARs and VAPs partners (focusing on SBS) who have 4 employees or more and want to grow their business


What kind of content will you be offering?

  • Proven Ways to Draw Customers and Attract Attention

  • Key Business Productivity Indicators that your Business Needs and how to Implement them

  • Windows SharePoint Services Version 3.0 and 40 new Application Templates – How you can profit

  • Growing Your SMB Business – A Panel of Partners who are at the Top of Their Game

  • Managed Services – More Customers, More Money, Increasing your Efficiency

  • Installing, Deploying and Supporting 2007 Office and Windows Vista

  • Virtualization – What you need to know to optimize configuration, deployment and management

  • Windows Mobile 5.0 – Deploying and Supporting Mobile Phones for SMB

  • The Power of a Peer Group – How Joining a Peer Group will Change your Life!

  • Mergers and Acquisitions – Learn from Partners who Have Done it successfully

  • Marketing Ideas that Work

Whats the objective?

SMB Summit is a conference for larger partners who focus on SBS and to some extent Windows Server, to network, join peer groups, and get business content they need to grow their business


Is it a regional or National event?

It is a national and to some extent international event (300+ Microsoft Partners are expected)


Want more information on this?  Head on over to to find out more and sign up if you are interested.


Thank you and have a wonderful day,


Eric Ligman
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
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