Give us your feedback on the Microsoft Licensing Accreditations

In March, we updated and launched the Microsoft Licensing Accreditations, which recognise those individuals who can recommend the most appropriate products and licensing options for their customers’ needs. In response to partner feedback requesting the simplification of our licensing accreditations, we have also created a new ‘starter’ accreditation – Microsoft Licensing Sales Specialist (MLSS) Lite….

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Licensing’s Cool Event – Saturday the 13th June 2009

Licensing’s Cool Event – Saturday the 13th June 2009 Taking place on 13th June 2009 at the Microsoft Campus in Reading, this Saturday morning workshop aims to dispel the myths around Microsoft Licensing being complex. Workshop topics will focus on introduction to: Microsoft’s Licensing Accreditations – Understanding the Microsoft licensing programs and how to identify…

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Changes to Open Licence Orders

From the 1st May 2009 end customer e-mail address will be mandatory for all Open License orders. For non-Open customers, e-mail is already a mandatory field, but for Open customers, e-mail address must be captured at time of order to ensure we can validate the identity of the customer and provide them with product keys,…

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Opportunity to target smaller public sector organisations with discounted OPEN licence

With the budgets in the commercial world becoming ever tighter, now might be the ideal time to look at opportunities in the public sector. Microsoft has recently launched a new discounted OPEN license specifically for smaller government and health organisations. If you would like to find out more information about the new licensing and get…

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Generate Revenue from Open Value

Microsoft has made available to partners new sales materials to help you generate revenue from selling Open Value agreements into the 5 to 500 PC market. The Open Value programme is for small to medium-size organisations with at least five desktop PCs to use and manage Microsoft software licences under a single agreement. Open Value…

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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…

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Open Licensing Programme for Government

Towards the end of September I wrote a post about a new Open licensing programme for government.  I wanted to direct you back to the Partner Portal pages on this topic as they have recently been updated and there are now some great sales and marketing tools available to help you prepare for customer conversations,…

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Unique Opportunity for SBSC partners to attend Distributor Bootcamps!

Working closely with our authorised distributor partners, Microsoft will be supporting a number of Distributor Bootcamps across the country in the coming month. We would like to take this opportunity to extend the invite out to SBSC partners. Read on to find out how you can take part and why it’s of benefit to you……

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Introducing our new Partner Programme Videocasts

Microsoft have just launched a series of videocasts to kick start your knowledge of the Microsoft Partner Programme and to help you get the most value from your partnership.  All videocasts are accessible on our brand new Partner Player — you simply pick the videos you want to watch, be that learning about sales and…

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New Licensing Learning Path available to Partners

The Microsoft Partner Readiness team have recently created a new Learning Path for partners that is available on through the Partner Learning Centre. Understanding Microsoft Licensing gives you the ability to advise your customers more effectively on the best ‘Way to Buy’ Microsoft software and also the best ‘Way to Manage’ that software and any…

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