A time for thanks to share with you

As this Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. has been approaching, I have spent some time reflecting back on this past year and realizing all of the things that I truly have to be thankful for and the thanks that I owe to many people, including all of you. So here are just some of…


What are these Software Assurance Packaged Services I have been hearing about?

I have received a few messages from Partners this week, in addition to seeing a few Blog posts, regarding a recent announcement that went out about two of the new Software Assurance Packaged Services that Microsoft has added to the existing list of Packaged Services previously available through Software Assurance. There seem to be several…


Microsoft Gear Up Sales Toolkit now to be available online

Many of you have seen and used the Microsoft Gear Up Sales Toolkit, the printed book that is sent out with information on products, part #s, licensing programs, and much, much more. To keep up with the demand for these powerful and information-rich resources, as well as making the delivery and availability more readily accessible,…


Yes, the 70-653 and 70-654 exams will count toward obtaining the Small Business Specialist designation

Back in August I posted that Yes, the Beta SBS 2008 exam does count towards competency requirements since this was raised as a question by a few Partners. Now, I am receiving questions about the 70-653 (TS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring) and 70-654 (TS: Windows Essential Business Server 2008, Configuring ) exams and…


How do we go from SBS 2003 Standard to SBS 2008 Premium?

This is a question I received through one of the online Partner groups, so I thought I would share it with all of you in case you have the same or similar question. The foundation of the question received was: “We have a client with SBS 2003 standard user with 50 additional CALs upgrading to…