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View the Windows Essential Server Solution Launch Webcast Live and invite your clients

We are quickly closing in on the LIVE Launch Webcast for the Windows Essential Server Solutions, and you are all invited, along with your clients. During this event, you and your clients can see how partners like you and Microsoft can make it possible for SMBs to achieve new business capabilities that traditionally were attainable only by enterprise and resource rich businesses.

You will be able to hear from key executives across Microsoft discuss the investment that the company is making for small and mid-sized businesses, the company’s key priorities to enable SMBs to grow their business capacity, and how Windows Essential Server Solutions are enabling customers to take their business to new levels and realize their business dreams.

Here are some of the speakers you will be hearing from:

  • Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO
  • Mike Risse, Microsoft VP, Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners
  • Steven VanRoekel, Microsoft Senior Director of Window Server Solutions
  • Steven Guggenheimer, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Original Equipment Manufacturer

The webcast will start at 8:00 am PST on November 12, 2008 and will be presented using the Windows Media Player on If you are an Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Networking Infrastructure Solutions, OEM Hardware Solutions, or Small Business Specialist partner you can syndicate the webcast directly on your own website. You can register and see the full agenda HERE.

We have created an e-mail template that you can customize and use to invite your clients to experience the launch with you. To follow up with them after the webcast, simply modify the email template to request an RSVP from your customer or prospect. Since I anticipate this will be a question, “Yes, the webcast will be available for three months after the initial live event”, so you can also leverage the event beyond November 12th to drive leads and increase interest in your services and solutions.

You should also head out to the Windows Essential Server Solutions page and the Partner Marketing Center where you can access and download a bunch of resources, including things like: SBS 2008 & EBS 2008 Click-Through Demos, links to technical training series, Jump-Start Online Kits, sales cards, presentations, FAQs, RSS feeds, and much more.

By the way, want to use a countdown widget for your site leading up to the event? Then get it here. Also, did I mention that we will be having drawings where you could win a copy of Windows Small Business Server 2008 or Windows Essential Business Server 2008? Head on out to page today and get entered.

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Eric Ligman
Global Partner Experience Lead
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group
This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights

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