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Future Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server Development Discontinued – Information, FAQs, and more

Today, Microsoft announced the decision to streamline our server product portfolio and that we will discontinue future development of Essential Business Server, effective June 30th, 2010.  A few points about this announcement: Microsoft remains fully committed to small and medium-sized businesses and the Partners who serve them This decision not to ship future versions of… Read more

How the Microsoft 50%* Up-to-date discount works and other answers.

In my Big Announcement! 50%* Off Up-To-Date (UTD) Discount Extended to Office XP and Windows XP owners worldwide! post on January 1st, I mentioned that the UTD discount provided a 50%* discount for every qualifying license you had.  Since then, I have been seeing and receiving some questions on how the 50%* UTD discount works,… Read more

An early announcement: The Big Easy Offer is coming back in January!

Remember in my, “Big announcement coming on New Years Day!” post back on December 18th I mentioned that I was hoping to possibly have a second announcement to make?  Well, it turns out that the second announcement is happening and we’re able to make it now instead of having to wait until the 1st with… Read more

Partner Learning Paths – Available on the Partner Learning Center

As you probably know, we offer a ton of online training through Live Meeting for Partners on a larger variety of topics.  These can be product specific, program specific, audience specific, general topics, and much, much more.  Have you ever found yourself looking for guidance though on which courses you should look into based on… Read more

Agenda for #WPC09 today, Wednesday, July 15th

For all of you @WPC09 this week, here’s a quick overview of the agenda for Wednesday, in case you didn’t look it up on Digital WPC: AGENDA 7:00am – 6:00pm Registration Hours 7:00am – 6:00pm Schedule Meetings using WPC Connect on 7:00am – 8:15am Breakfast 8:30am – 11:00am Vision Keynotes Allison Watson, Corporate Vice… Read more

Join me for “Help Your Customers Reduce IT Costs and Risks and Strengthen Your Business” at Worldwide Partner Conference

From 5:00 – 6:00 PM on Monday, July 13th at Worldwide Partner Conference, I have the pleasure of hosting the, “SMB002 Help Your Customers Reduce IT Costs and Risks and Strengthen Your Business” session, which will be in rooms 218 & 219. Joining me will be Andy Trish, founder of NCI Technologies out of the… Read more

Microsoft Gear Up Worldwide Sales Toolkit Cheat Sheet

Back in November, I put up a post letting you know about how the Microsoft Gear Up Sales Toolkit will now be available online. If you have not used the Gear Up Sales Toolkit yet, you really should, since it combines a wealth of information for you and your staff! Now, to make it even… Read more

New EBS 2008 and SBS 2008 Click-through Demos Available For Partners!

Want a quick, lightweight, and portable way to show off EBS 2008 and SBS 2008? Click-through demos are being posted on the Download Center for you to use starting later today. These click-through demos come with lab manuals that go in depth into the products and how to demonstrate them to potential customers and clients…. Read more

1,000 Free Exam Vouchers for Microsoft Small Business Specialists

Yes, this offer is true and available to Microsoft Small Business Specialists right now. Microsoft is offering a total of 1,000 free exam vouchers to our Microsoft Small Business Specialists and these vouchers are good for the following eligible exams: 70-653 TS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring 70-654 TS: Windows Essential Business Server 2008,… Read more

Software Assurance: What you need to know, resources for you, answers, and more

One of the topics I get asked about quite a bit or see being asked about is around the topic of Software Assurance (SA). I have several posts on the Blog about this topic; however, I thought it might be very helpful to package up some of the top questions, resources, answers, and posts into… Read more