See the Virtualisation Opportunity with Microsoft

Virtualisation is set to revolutionise your customers’ IT. By delivering dynamic resources that hold unlimited capacity and are available to users anywhere at anytime, you can dramatically improve clients’ IT infrastructures. Crucially, this also offers a significant opportunity to improve your business, with both new sales and ongoing consultancy and support. Listening to partners on…

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Software + Services: A Platform for the Next Technology Revolution

Steve Clayton has just alerted his blog readers to an executive email from Steve Ballmer which lays our Microsoft’s Software plus Services announcements and ambitions.  It is titled A Platform for the Next Technology Revolution.  Steve says, "It’s a pretty solid read if you want to know what this S+S thing I rattle on about…

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The Guardian talks SBS 2008

There is a great piece of coverage on installing and using Windows Small Business Server 2008 in The Guardian today. The online version is available here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/enterprisesupplement/microsoft-sbs but if you have a copy of the paper it appears on page 7 of the Enterprise supplement. The piece is narrative in style and favourable in tone,…

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Further details on the Leeds Partner User Group

I’ve just caught up with Lee Evans of ResultIT Ltd, who is setting up an new Microsoft Partner User Group for the Yorkshire region (Leeds). He’s now in a position to confirm all the details and wants to offer one last opportunity for partners to get involved in the first meeting which will have a…

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SBS 2003 R2 With Software Assurance Offer has been Extended

Have you taken advantage of the Windows SBS 2003 R2 with Software Assurance promotion? For those who are not aware, the SBS 2003 R2 with Software Assurance offer has been extended to December 31, 2008. What are the Customer Benefits? If a customer buys Windows SBS 2003 R2 with Software Assurance can take advantage of…

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Small Business Server 2008 – New Partner Readiness Course (1st – 3rd December)

Due to popular demand the Partner Readiness team have just released another London based Windows Small Business Server 2008 Technical course before the Christmas period. They have again been able to offer a promotional rate, so if you are interested please go ahead an register now. 44CO101 – Implementing and Administering Windows® Small Business Server…

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Tell us what you think of Microsoft TechNet resources for IT professionals

Do you use any of Microsoft Technet’s resources? The TechNet UK team is keen to understand which elements of the TechNet programme you are aware of and which ones you use. They would therefore really appreciate if you could complete this short survey of 3 questions.  They have engaged an external and independent research agency…

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Training available to Microsoft Partners…

I’ve have been advised that the following courses are now available for registration, though there are limited spaces available. I appreciate some of these courses may not be relevant to some of you but if you would like to register for one of the following events, please visit the Partner Learning Centre. The venue for…

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New Sales and Marketing Resource Library

Microsoft have just launched the Sales and Marketing Resource Library, available through the Microsoft Partner Portal. This is an easy-to-use tool that allows you to locate downloadable product and marketing campaign materials. Developed in response to partner feedback, the Resource Library will become the primary location for all Partner Sales and Marketing materials. I’ve been…

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Windows Azure Services Platform

Yesterday on October 27th October at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference, Microsoft officially announced ‘Windows Azure Services Platform’ the next phase in the Microsoft vision for Software + Services and Cloud Computing.  Read the official press announcement for the official story. Windows® Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service…

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