Microsoft Director of Business & Sales Operations - Eric Ligman

Eric Ligman, Microsoft Director of Business & Sales Operations Blog

Congratulations to the 2014 WPC Partner of the Year Award Winners and Finalists!

This is always an exciting time of year. WPC is just around the corner (still my favorite conference of the year!) and all of the partners are getting their plans together for the conference as well as everyone here at Microsoft, which includes the submissions for and choosing of the annual WPC Partner of the… Read more

2012 Microsoft Partner Of the Year Award Winners and Finalists Announced! Congratulations to you all!

Today, Microsoft announced the 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists. These winners and finalists were selected from nearly 3,000 entries coming in from over 100 countries! Wow, that’s an impressive number of submissions, partners! Thank you to all of you that submitted your entries into this year’s awards as you should… Read more

Announcing SPLA Essentials and an update to SPLA Licensing

Microsoft is invested in working together with partners to grow web share. Now, we are announcing several licensing changes to help hosting partners be more agile and grow their business. The first is a new licensing offering under the Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) called SPLA Essentials. SPLA Essentials is for small to medium size… 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

UK Partners – Have you subscribed to the Microsoft UK Partner RSS feed yet?

If you are a Microsoft Partner in the UK, here is a great opportunity for you to get tuned in to some great information from the Microsoft UK Team. The Microsoft UK Partner RSS feed provides you with information and updates on a variety of topics ranging from events, sales & marketing, hosting, Small Business… Read more

Where can I find out more about SPLA (hosting) and Software + Services?

The world of hosting and Software + Services is getting more and more attention as the interest and demand for this type of delivery model continues to increase. Because of this, there has been more and more interest from many Partners about this model, which then leads to the conversation around SPLA (Service Provider Licensing… Read more