Guide to Opportunity: Software-plus-Services

Click here to download a guide that explains how partners can exploit Microsoft’s Software-plus-Services strategy. Microsoft executives and partners explain how Software-plus-Services can create major revenue opportunities for partners; and cost savings for customers, especially in the current economic climate.

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Understand Software-plus-Services in 3mins + BPOS UK Pricing

Here’s two very quick video’s to help you and your customers understand Microsoft’s Software-plus-Services vision and Microsoft’s first service launching in the Spring. Understand S+S in 3mins – You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXS0BFS6QT4 Understand the Business Productivity Online Suite in 10mins – Microsoft.com: Online Demo There’s also still time to book attendance at our pre-launch event -…

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Free training on Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) – 22nd January 2009

The UK software market is evolving, and customers are looking to embrace the change. Forecasted growth for subscription software is expected to achieve an annual growth rate of +30% during the next three years – considerably outpacing traditional market growth and providing a tremendous resale and service opportunity for Microsoft partners. In a tough economy,…

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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…

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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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Microsoft Study Reveals Small Business IT Sophistication

My colleague, who heads up the SBSC programme in Canada (Satish Kanwar), has kindly advised me that Microsoft has released the results of a global study that investigated how small businesses use and manage their IT. The research report, called “Microsoft Global Small Business Index, October 2008”, was executed by Vanson Bourne Ltd. earlier this…

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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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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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Microsoft Software + Services Event: Are you ready to evolve?

Yesterday Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, was in the UK and presented alongside others at Microsoft’s Software + Services event in London. By all accounts I hear it was a really good event and well received by Microsoft partners. I wanted to direct you all to our Vijay Riyait’s (our SBSC PAL) blog post who shares…

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Business Intelligence in Small Business – Andrew Fryer’s take

For those who do not follow Andrew Fryer’s blog, it is worth checking out his posts on Business Intelligence for Small Business. In a series of four posts Andrew addresses: Making the Case for Business Intelligence in Small Business In this article Andrew talks about how we usually equate Business Intelligence (BI) with large organisations…

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