You may have seen the breaking announcement of the Microsoft Office Partner Subsidy promotion we announced on Monday. Well, here’s another “Hot off the presses” offer with an exclusive bonus for our Small Business Specialist Partners that will run from August 1, 2007 – January 31, 2008. This one is the Small Business Server 2003 R2 Partner Subsidy Promotion and the way this one works is also quite simple. Your customers purchase Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 R2 through the Open License Programs and they receive a check from Microsoft to help pay for your Partner services to help them install, deploy, train, use, etc. the Microsoft solution they just acquired. How much do they get? The amount is determined by which version they choose and which program they purchase through. Below is a chart showing the amounts:
As you can see:
· Every SBS 2003 R2 Standard License & Software Assurance (L&SA) purchased through Open Business qualifies for $120
· Every SBS 2003 R2 Standard License & Software Assurance (L&SA) purchased through Open Value qualifies for $150
· Every SBS 2003 R2 Premium License & Software Assurance (L&SA) purchased through Open Business qualifies for $260
· Every SBS 2003 R2 Premium License & Software Assurance (L&SA) purchased through Open Value qualifies for $325
For this promotion, Software Assurance is a requirement to qualify for this offer and acquiring through Open Value provides the highest Partner subsidy. The full details on the offer will be posted to the Microsoft Incentives website shortly. Be sure to check there to learn all about this great offer. If you are at Worldwide Partner Conference this week, you may see the promotional flyers being handed out throughout the week.
So what is the Small Business Specialist bonus you ask? Well, if you are a Microsoft Small Business Specialist and you take advantage of this promotion for your clients, not only will you receive the subsidy listed above, you will also receive an ADDITIONAL Partner subsidy! Yes, that’s right. You will receive BOTH the subsidy above and an additional subsidy just because you are a Microsoft Small Business Specialist! Just another EXCLUSIVE benefit of being a Microsoft Small Business Specialist Partner.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
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