The Small and Midsize Business Server Platform: Which Is Right for Your Customer?

Coming on Partner Academy Live in August and whilst not great time for Aussie partners you can see it on demand soon afterwards..

WES01PAL: The Small and Midsize Business Server Platform: Which Is Right for Your Customer?

Presented by David Fabritius, Nicholas King and Michael Toot

Friday, August 15, 2008

9:00-10:00am Pacific Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

This is a joint Microsoft internal and Partner facing Webcast provided by Academy Live.


Content: Windows Essential Server Solutions

Target Microsoft Role: Technical Specialists

Target Partner Type Audience: CPLS, Microsoft Employee, Regional Solution Partner, System Builder, Value Added Reseller, Value Added Provider

Target Partner Role: Exec/Owner, Implementer

Level: 300


You want to do what is right for your customers, and that starts with recommending, planning, and deploying the best server infrastructure to meet their needs—both for today, and for the growth they expect in the future. Join us to gain a better understanding of the full range of Microsoft server solutions designed for small and midsize businesses, including Windows SBS 2008, Essential Business Server 2008, and custom offerings with standalone servers. Discover which server to recommend based on customer size, IT complexity, application support requirements, and other considerations. We will also explore your opportunity to further build on this solid foundation to provide additional value and services for your customers.


Partner Information:

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These are 1 hour managed webcasts for Partners and Microsoft employees using Microsoft’s Live Meeting 2007. Connect with Microsoft and other partners; listen to Microsoft subject matter experts as they discuss their areas of expertise related to Microsoft’s sales and competitive strategy. Learn more about Microsoft’s products (including insight into products on the launch horizon); positioning of business value to customers; sharing wins from the field and how the account team won; world class selling skills and best practice; and leveraging Microsoft resources to maximize your productivity. Partner Academy Live caters to all depths of knowledge.

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Before the Webcast:

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1. A computer with access to the Internet to view the visual portion of the event.

2. A functioning sound card and speakers or headphones for your PC.

3. Windows Media Player 9 (WMP 9).

4. A compatible computer configuration. Verify Microsoft Live Meeting 2007 System Requirements

5. Use the Microsoft Live Meeting 2007 Windows Console Compatibility Test to join a meeting to see if your computer is compatible with Live Meeting 2007.

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Listen to the audio portion of the event

After you log in to the Live Meeting console, you will hear the event's streaming audio. If you do not have Windows Media Player (WMP) 9 or later installed, you will be prompted to install it.

If you have WMP 9 or later installed but still do not hear the audio, confirm that your PC speakers are turned on and that the volume is turned up. If you continue to experience difficulties, once you are logged into the session, please turn your seat color to red via the drop down menu in the Seating Chart.  Expect a 1:1 chat for assistance.

Web-based console

In some situations, you may not be able to use the Live Meeting console software. You will then be provided with a link to attend the event by using the Web-based console. You will be provided with this link if:

· You cancel the installation of the Live Meeting console software.

· You are unable to install the Live Meeting console software.

· You are using a Macintosh computer.

Note: Although using the Web-based console is similar to using the Windows-based Live Meeting console software, the functionality and layout of the Web Based console are different.


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