Santa Claus in brown shorts

I got a kick out of Chris Rue’s post  today on the delivery of his long-awaited Response Point system. If you can’t find a Wii, just give an RP…

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Windows IT Pro reviews Response Point

Paul Thurrott posted a thorough review of Response Point, having used the product over the past several weeks. It is a very worthwhile read, if you have not seen it already, and seems to be accumulating comments from others who have been using Response Point as well. If you are one of our early adopters or demo…


Webinar this Thursday (Nov 15)

Harry Brelsford, a leading expert in small business technology, is holding a webinar this Thursday from 8:00-8:30 PST to discuss his experience transitioning SMB Nation from its old “sophisticated” phone system to Response Point, and to provide a sneak peek into his new book, Microsoft Response Point Primer. So if you want to hear the good &…


Response Point lead referrals

If you have taken Response Point classroom training or watched our online training webcasts and would like us to send customers your way, please email a-veronb@microsoft.com with your name, company name, URL, address, phone # and email address. If you have decided on a particular brand of hardware (Quanta, D-Link or Aastra) to resell, please note that…


D-Link Roadshow Event in Dallas

D-Link Executive Vice President Keith Karlsen will be leading a 1/2 day seminar talking about Response Point and D-Link’s partner program on Thursday, October 25. The event will be held at the Hyatt DFW, and you can register to attend at this link: http://www.dlink.com/var/roadshow/register/  It looks like there are free goodies involved too, including a…


8 of 14 classroom training dates already at or near capacity

When I looked at our registration report today, I was pleasantly surprised to see that 4 of our classroom training dates (scheduled in October and November) are fully booked, and another 4 nearing max capacity. So if you are interested, please sign up while space is still available. I also have to commend you guys…


Free phone system winners

I sent out notifications to the Response Point demo system winners this afternoon, so if you attended one of our SB Symposium sessions, check your email…and perhaps your junk mail filter, just in case. If you think you were in the first 100 but have not received anything, please ping us at rpoint@microsoft.com and we…

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What to know before you decide to sell VoIP

Mark Crall wrote a great post on his blog yesterday, citing 7 important things any Microsoft partner should know before jumping into VoIP. Since I have been telling partners how easy and natural a fit Response Point is with their existing offerings, I figured I would be remiss if I did not note Mark’s sage cautions and…


How to become a Response Point VAR

I have gotten this question repeatedly since WPC, so I figured it would be worth answering on our blog. Selling Response Point does not require any formal certification or competency. We do provide technical training resources, but having designed the system to be easy to deploy and manage, there is no formal test to take….

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Getting Response Point to SBSCs

Chris Rue wrote a great post today imploring us to get Response Point in the hands of as many SBSCs as possible before it is released, and highlighting the importance of that hands-on experience with the product. I could not agree more! This is exactly why we reserved a number of spots in our beta program specifically for…

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