Microsoft Director of Business & Sales Operations - Eric Ligman

Eric Ligman, Microsoft Director of Business & Sales Operations Blog

Microsoft Small Business Competency is here! Plus a $999 special (~46% discount!) promotional offer and more competency details!

I am extremely happy to share with all of you that the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency is now available! In addition to this very exciting news that I know many of you have been waiting anxiously for, we have continued to have conversations with and listened to feedback from you, our partners, and… Read more

Microsoft June 2012 Security Bulletin and security webcast info posted

This week, Microsoft posted the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2012, which includes updates for products such as Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Dynamics AX, and .Net Framework. This summary includes the following Bulletin IDs: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-036 – Critical – Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution – KB2685939… Read more

Join us for the next MPN Live on June 14th to hear about the Windows Intune Advantage

Believe it or not, it is time for the next MPN Live session, where we will once again have a panel of Microsoft and Microsoft partners discussing hot topics for the Microsoft Partner community. For this upcoming session on the 14th, Kat Tillman and Jon Roskill will be hosting the session, which will take place… Read more

Change your LinkedIn password now, and other tips to help stay safe online and in social media

Just this week alone, millions of LinkedIn passwords have been compromised along with 1.5 million eHarmony passwords and passwords from Was yours? Based on these recent events and ongoing learnings from the world of online and social media, I am sharing some suggestions on must do’s right now and some other tips to help… Read more

Windows 8 Release Preview: Download link, information, resources, and more

As you probably saw/heard, yesterday we made the Windows 8 Release Preview available for download. This milestone marks the final development phase prior to RTM (Release To Manufacturing) and it is wonderful to see all of the excitement out there! I’ll admit it, I was one of the very excited people looking forward to this… Read more

WPC Connect is now live! Start building your connections today.

Every year at Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), we hear feedback from partners all around the world that one of the greatest parts of WPC is the opportunity to make connections with other WPC attendees. Whether they are connections with existing contacts you know already but haven’t seen in awhile or new connections with people that… Read more

Next MPN Live is May 31st and we’re talking Worldwide Partner Conference!!

That’s right, the next episode of MPN Live is going to be coming your way next week Thursday, and for this session, we’re going to be talking all about my favorite conference of the year: Worldwide Partner Conference! With WPC 2012 just around the corner, this is going to be a fantastic episode of MPN… Read more

Fake Hotmail alerts and support calls. Protect yourself and others!

As I am sure you are well aware, there are many people out there who send bogus emails saying all sorts of things, hoping to get information from you to gain access to your accounts, information, money, etc. I’m putting up this post based on a growing number of fake Hotmail emails I have received… Read more

Your opportunity to review my performance, because your opinion matters!

As we are now approaching the end of another fiscal year here at Microsoft (I know, hard to believe, isn’t it?!?), I am once again coming to you, the community that I have the sincere pleasure of interacting with each and every day in my current role as Director of Partner Experience here at Microsoft,… Read more