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The Big Easy Partner Subsidy Program is back!

image I am very happy to be able to let you know that for a limited time, that the Big Easy offer is back in the U.S. and Canada! That’s right, from now through January 2, 2010, when your customers make a qualifying purchase of Microsoft technologies and submit their redemption request, Microsoft will send the customer a check (made out to you) for funds to help pay for your services as a Microsoft Partner! As was the case with previous releases of the Big Easy promotion, your clients can increase the amount of the Partner subsidy they receive in the following ways:

  • Purchase products from more than one product group. For instance, by purchasing qualifying Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows Server licenses at the same time, they would receive a higher subsidy for each of those products vs. purchasing them separately.
  • Licenses with Software Assurance – Acquiring licenses with Software Assurance instead of just licenses increases the subsidy amount for each one.
  • Advanced or Enterprise Editions – The Advanced and Enterprise Editions of the products qualify for higher subsidy amounts than non Advanced or Enterprise Editions

Want to see what products are included in the Big Easy promotion? Take a look at the Included Product list on the Microsoft Incentives page. The team even posted a short video that you can watch to see how the Big Easy works. You can find all of the information on the Big Easy Offer, including an online calculator so you can see what your subsidy amount would be for various customer opportunities, on the Big Easy Offer page. For our Microsoft Partners in Canada, you will want to check out the Canadian Big Easy Offer page.

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