When a business upgrades the technology it uses every day, it has a dramatic impact on productivity, workflow and overall functionality. While a new Microsoft Dynamics or SharePoint implementation is life changing in the workplace, our Microsoft partners also know that it doesn’t need to be a major technology overhaul to produce remarkable benefits, especially for customers in the small- to mid-size business (SMB) space.

With this philosophy in mind, earlier this year the team at Microsoft collaborated with our partners to give two SMB customers a technology refresh that demonstrates how the right technology investments can make a big difference. We partnered with Intel and HP to launch the Small-Business Tech Makeover Video Contest, which encouraged our partners who work closely with SMBs to nominate their exceptional customers for a technology upgrade worth more than $7,000.

We’re excited to announce that a local Los Angeles business, REHAB Vintage Interiors, was one of the lucky winners after being submitted by L.A.-based Microsoft reseller Avatar Computer Consulting. REHAB Vintage Interiors, known throughout the design industry for its quality restoration of classic American steel furniture and accessories, is the recipient of software, hardware and set-up of Windows 7 Professional, Windows Small Business Server 2011, Office Professional 2010, Office 365, HP Folio 13 Notebook PC and an HP TouchSmart 9300 Elite All-in-One PC, HP LaserJet Pro Printer, Windows 7 Phone, and HP ProLiant MicroServer – all valued at $7,000!

We invite you to view the winning submissions and consider how smaller scale technology investments can benefit your business.