The campaign for fairness in public procurement for small businesses – add your voice to the debate

Voices for Innovation argues that more small businesses should be given the opportunity to compete for public sector contracts. To add your voice to this debate or provide feedback, click here or read on to learn more…. In times of economic difficulty, it is even more important that government is able to deliver efficient and…

1

Registered Partner Learning Path is now available

Microsoft has now created a Registered Partner Learning Path that explains to partners how to use various MSPP resources to help them cut costs, increase skills and support their customers. If you are a registered partner and want to learn more about what MSPP benefits are available to you then this is a good starting…

0

Ask the Experts are SBSC Partners

Remember a post a month or so ago where we asked if you wanted to be one our "experts" for the "Ask the Expert" section on Microsoft’s customer facing small business website? Well, a couple of SBSC partners took us up on the offer and I am delighted to say that they have now become…

0

SBS & EBS trials now available for download

Following the worldwide launch on 12th November, I’m now pleased to advise that the availability of the official trial versions for both SBS 2008 & EBS 2008. These 60-day trials can be extended three times if your customer requires a longer evaluation period. It can then be upgraded to a fully licensed version. Please note…

0

Have you seen the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite Quickstart?

I would like to introduce you to the Microsoft Online Services Resource Center – a part of Quickstart for Microsoft Online Services. Quickstart for Microsoft Online Services is a comprehensive resource for partners to evaluate business and technical opportunities with the Business Productivity Online Suite and CRM. The Business Productivity Online Suite includes enterprise class…

1

"Small Business Challenges" website promotes SBSC

Earlier this week I wrote a post about the how SBSC partners have been promoted in a SMB supplement which has gone in many big name magazine publications. This supplement is part of a wider campaign and competition for small business customers to win a business makeover worth around £10,000. What is the competition? In…

1

It’s "Get Safe Online" Week

The 17th November marks the start of Get Safe Online (GSO) week, an initiative which promotes online protection and provides clear, reliable and practical Internet security advice to anyone and everyone who wants it. Microsoft is one of the proud sponsors of this campaign and has a very strong investment in its purpose. Visit the…

0

Get Genuine Windows Agreement for Small and Medium Organizations

Take advantage of a new opportunity to drive revenue by legalising unlicensed copies of Microsoft software on your customers’ PCs. Help them correct Windows desktop licensing deficiencies using the Get Genuine Windows Agreement (GGWA), a solution available through Microsoft Volume Licensing corporate programmes. Educating your customers about the business risks of using unlicensed software could…

0

SBSC Promoted in Windows Vista SMB Supplement

At a number of the recent WESS launch User Group meetings I have talked about how using PR and case studies as a tool can raise the profile of Small Business Specialist partners. I had mentioned to some that a couple of SBSC partners recently contributed to an SMB supplement that has gone out in…

2

Microsoft named as 2008 Software Vendor of the Year at CRN Channel Awards

I’m delighted to announce that at the CRN Channel Awards last night, Microsoft was named as the winner of the ‘Software Vendor of the Year’ category for the third successive year.  The CRN Channel Awards are amongst the most sought after channel accreditation for IT vendors, system integrators, resellers and distributors.   This award recognises the…

0