Next Business School and Technical School: register now

Next Business and Technical School Live Meetings have just been announced via our newsletters. If of interest, please sign up.     Business School Live Meeting: Public Relations 101 Business School are a series of monthly Live Meetings for our Small Business Specialist Community (SBSC) and Registered partners that specialise in targeting the small to…

0

Windows 7: To SMB customer promotion

A number of partners have asked for an insight into what we’re doing to promote Windows 7 directly to SMB customers. FYI for the source of some of the collateral associated with that campaign: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/Windows7forBusiness/default.mspx Any comments/feedback, as always do email us.

0

Windows 7 Professional Case Study Opportunities

What is it? Have you any SMB customers who have benefited from Windows 7 Professional and would be willing to participate in a Microsoft case study? What benefits have those customers experienced? Have they saved more time? Lowered operating costs? Increased reliability? Do you want to publicise your business and your work for this customer?…

0

Tomorrow: First Business School session

Don’t forget that tomorrow we have the first of our Business School sessions, an initiative which SBSC PAL, Andy Trish is leading – if it’s of interest and you have the time, do listen in please.  Reminder as follows: Business School Live Meetings: how to create and keep new customer relationships Business School are a…

0

Windows 7: It’s officially here

Well it’s official – Windows 7 has launched. Earlier this week you should have received a Windows 7 newsletter rounding up all the resources available to you as partners. But for those who are interested, the official press release announcement plus the Steve Ballmer key note from the launch event can be found here. One…

0

Windows Mislicensing Guide

FYI: short, new fact sheet available which provides tips on making sure that your customers are properly licensed. Download it here.

0

Microsoft Partner Network and the Small Business Specialist Community

We’ve just published a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) which addresses how the Small Business Specialist designation will evolve as a result of the Microsoft Partner Network. This FAQ will be updated regularly as further detail is made available. To review the full FAQ: see here. But in brief: New competencies – The Small Business…

0

Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship

A number of partners have expressed interest in finding out more about the Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship scheme. Short description as follows: “The Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship was designed for and developed with Microsoft Partners to improve the capability of the partner network and add a stream of new ICT recruits, particularly for SMEs who have struggled…

0

Microsoft bite-sized training

Our bite-sized training concepts provides product and licensing information in short ten-minute video interviews allowing you to study whenever best suits you. We’ve just recently updated our bite-sized training options and it now features the following topics: Licensing: Licensing Fundamentals; Volume Licensing to SMBs; Software Assurance Product : Product Fundamentals; Windows 7; WESS including EBS…

0

What can your SBSC PAL do for you?

Earlier this year, Andy Trish and Steve Wright  were announced as the UK SBSC Partner Area Leads (PALs) for this financial year (which for Microsoft runs from July 2009 to June 2010). Andy and Steve would like your feedback on what they can do to best support you in the year ahead. If you have…

0