Microsoft Director of Business & Sales Operations - Eric Ligman

Eric Ligman, Microsoft Director of Business & Sales Operations Blog

It has been a fun 15 years.

Throughout my career, I have had the great fortune to meet and work with so many fantastic people from across the globe and take on some exciting and challenging projects. In fact, it is that passion for challenging and exciting projects that has guided my career along its path, and this past week marked two… Read more

How to enter and win a Microsoft Partner of The Year Award at Worldwide Partner Conference 2014

Winning a Microsoft Partner of the Year Award not only showcases the capabilities and solutions your company brings to the market, it also brings your company positive press coverage (including: being acknowledged in press releases, award logos, local press templates, and web banners), which can lead to even greater market recognition, as well as trophies,… Read more

Ready for Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 Day 2? Some things to know…

Welcome to day 2 of Worldwide Partner Conference 2013! Yesterday was a fantastic start to the conference, I thought, and it was wonderful to see and hear so much positive feedback and excitement from the partners both here at the conference, as well as those joining virtually through social media. For those of you that… Read more

Congratulations to my fellow SMB 150 Award winners and thank you for your votes

Tomorrow night is the 2013 SMB 150 Awards Banquet being held here on the Microsoft campus, and I am honored to be joining the other nominees who were selected to be an SMB 150 Award winner again this year. As I have mentioned in past years when I was given the honor of being chosen… Read more

Second batch of 1,000 FREE Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses (Exam 74-324) Vouchers Released. Get yours now!

  UPDATE: Thank you for your amazing interest in this promotion – all 2,000 free codes have been allocated to partners now.  If you registered to take an exam, please be sure to complete it before 6/30/13 when the code expires. If you need to reschedule or cancel an exam, proper notice is required and… Read more

We’re Giving Away 2,000 FREE Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses (Exam 74-324) Vouchers! Here’s how to get yours…

UPDATE: We have released the second set of 1,000 FREE Exam vouchers since the first set (below) were all claimed already. Here’s how to get one of the second set of 1,000 FREE vouchers. Here is a very exciting offer for partners everywhere (not just the U.S.). Right now, the first 2,000 partners who take… Read more

I’d love your vote again this year in the 2013 SMB 150 Awards

It’s that time of year again, the voting for the 2013 SMB 150 is here. Last year, I had the honor to be nominated for and selected as a member of the SMB 150, an award that honors individuals who have made a significant impact on the worldwide small and medium business (SMB) channel. Well,… Read more

Recommended Small Business Scenarios with Windows Server 2012 Guide Available for Download

Back at Worldwide Partner Conference, several of us from Microsoft sat in a room with our SMB PALs from around the world and discussed small business server solutions moving forward with the arrival of Windows Server 2012 Standard and Windows Server 2012 Essentials. One of the asks from the partner community was, “We need an… Read more

Office 365 for Small Business Jump Start replays now available online, plus much more

Attention all of you partners out there working towards or planning to go after the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business competency, As you know, back in July announced the new 74-324 Exam coming for Small Business Competency to replace the 70-323 exam. Shortly after that announcement, we let you know about the Administering Office 365… Read more

Exam 74-324 details, plus get FREE exam vouchers if you failed the 70-323 exam for the Small Business competency

A few weeks back I brought you the exciting news about the new 74-324 Exam coming for Small Business Competency to replace 70-323, (yes, it is 74-324 NOT 70-324, for those who have been asking) based on the input and feedback that we have received from you, our partners, about the 70-323 exam contents and… Read more