Don’t forget about the Australian SBSC Blogs as well

I have had the pleasure of working with Robbie Upcroft here at Microsoft for many years now, and for those of you who know him, you know he is a great guy who really is passionate about helping Partners in the SMB segment be successful. Well now that Robbie is part of Microsoft Australia, shortly…


Yes, the same solution exists for SBS 2003 R2 CALs until December 31st

I have been seeing and receiving several questions in regards to my, “How do I still get SBS 2003 R2 + Software Assurance in October since it was removed from the Volume License pricelists? Final Solution” post, asking if the same exception has been made for acquiring SBS 2003 R2 CALs before December 31st and…


Microsoft UK Small Business Specialist Blog

Last week I posted about the SBSC Canada Blog that is now live. Now for those of you in the UK, I am happy to let you know about the Microsoft UK Small Business Specialist Blog! This Blog went live back in August, and according to the team running the Blog: The blog has been…


What is a Microsoft MVP and how do I find out who they are?

Yesterday a Partner asked how they could find the Microsoft MVPs for one of our products and for more information about what an MVP is since they had seen several Microsoft MVPs addressing questions for other Partners and referenced in the past for presentations, etc. Here is how MVPs are described on the MVP page:…


Critical Out of Cycle Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 – Update today

Today Microsoft released an out of cycle Security Bulletin and Microsoft recommends customers apply the update immediately. For the out-of-band security bulletin added to Version 3.0 of this bulletin summary, Microsoft is hosting a webcast to address customer questions on October 23, 2008, at 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the…


SMB Nation Europe, coming in December

Just a few weeks ago we were here in Seattle with Harry and the gang at SMB Nation in the U.S.. Now, Harry has just put up the information about the upcoming SMB Nation Europe taking place in London on December 5th. To find out more about SMB Nation Europe and to register, take a…


SBSC Canada Blog is now live

Great news for all of the SBSC Partners in Canada! The brand new SBSC Canada Blog is now online and bringing information out to all of the SBSC Partners in Canada. According to Satish, owner of the Blog, “The objective for me is to provide a way for SMB-focused partners to get the latest news…


What if I have a question on my SBS deployment rebate?

I received an inquiry from a Partner today stating that they had read my “How do I still get SBS 2003 R2 + Software Assurance in October since it was removed from the Volume License pricelists? Final Solution.” post and that they had already submitted a rebate request in early October that they had an…