With our humble apologies for the delay, we are delighted to advise that the Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Customer facing brochures are now available for partners to download. Despite the wait, we hope you will be pleased with the finished article and download them to use with your customers as appropriate.
Aside from these being very informative documents that give the customer the key content they can easily consume, they also each have a whole page dedicated to calling out the SBSC partner channel and the value that they offer to small and medium sized businesses:
"Many of our Small Business Specialist partners are part of a community network where they regularly meet up and share experiences as well as their own business challenges. Their ability to network and learn new ways to deliver effective IT solutions by partnering with other solution providers saves you the task of searching for more help. Moreover, it is of direct benefit to their customers who consider Microsoft Small Business Specialist partners as their IT department and therefore you’ll find that working with one of them means you’ll be investing your IT budget wisely. So, if you are a start up or a small- or medium-sized business, we recommend that you speak to a Small Business Specialist partner – look out for the blue badge."
So, here's a closer look at what each brochure contains:
This customer ready brochure can be used by partners to help their customers understand how effective the use of technology - in particular Windows Small Business Server 2008 - can be in solving everyday business problems. The brochure introduces customers to servers, explaining what a server is and when a customer would need a server. It then goes on to identify the business benefits a server can offer and highlights Microsoft Small Business Specialist partners as experts who can help customers address their IT needs.
This customer ready brochure introduces the customer to Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008 as an infrastructure solution designed and priced specifically for the needs of mid-size businesses with up to 300 PCs. The brochure goes on to discuss the editions available and ways to buy (via Microsoft licensing) as well as promoting the Microsoft solution add-ins and highlighting minimum hardware requirements needed. In addition, there is a UK specific case study example where EBS has been successfully deployed, plus the brochure introduces customers to Microsoft Small Business Specialist partners who can help customers address their IT needs.