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The Big Easy Offer is back, and don’t forget about Cloud Easy too!

imageLast month I told you about the “Cloud Easy” partner subsidy program that was announced and launched for partners in the United States. As I mentioned at the time, Cloud Easy is very similar to the very popular “Big Easy Offer,” only it is specifically aligned with our Microsoft online solutions. Well, I am very happy to share the good news with you that as of yesterday, not only do you have the Cloud Easy Offer available to you, but the Big Easy partner subsidy offer is now back in market as well!

Now with both the Big Easy and the Cloud Easy offers in market, you have the opportunity to help all of your clients take advantage of the Microsoft on-premise or online solutions that best fit their needs, and then help them claim a partner subsidy that they can then use for additional services from you, their Microsoft partner. Also, the partner subsidy funds may only be used with a Partner ("Selected Partner") active in the Microsoft Partner Network that is selected by the Qualified Organization for implementation of the Qualified Organizations Microsoft software and associated services. So be sure to help your clients claim their subsidy to use for your services.

Now for the details and further information on the Big Easy Offer:

  • Purchase Time Period: October 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012
  • Registration Deadline: Before 5:00 p.m. PDT within thirty (30) days of purchase date.

Licenses purchased under the following programs are considered "Eligible Licenses" for this promotion

  • Open License
    • Open Business License (L Only)
    • Open Local Government License (L Only)

  • Open Value
    • Open Value License and Software Assurance (L&SA) for Commercial and Government
    • Open Value Subscription(OVS) for Commercial and Government

Be sure to check out the Big Easy 9 Offer page where you can:

Also, on the Big Easy Offer 9 Offer page on the U.S. Microsoft Partner Portal, you can also access partner marketing materials for the offer, such as:

If you haven’t yet checked out the “Cloud Easy” partner subsidy program which is also in market, please be sure to do so to ensure you have the details on both of these offers that you can use to save your clients money and build your business as a Microsoft partner.

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