imageStarting today, you have two offers from Microsoft that can help you talk to small business customers, midsize business customers, and state and local government customers about taking a solution-oriented approach to updating their IT infrastructures. With the refreshed lineup of Microsoft cloud services and on-premises products, the Cloud Easy offer and the Big Easy Offer 10 are a great opportunity for customers to capitalize on the benefits of the modern era of computing. Both offers are valid from March 1 – May 31.

New! From April 1 through May 31, customers can earn an additional 5% in partner subsidy funds when they attach a minimum of ten seats of Microsoft Office 365 Open (M or SBP) to any Open agreement containing Windows Server or SQL Server within 30 days of the original purchase. Terms and conditions for this offer have been added to both the Big Easy Offer 10 and Cloud Easy Offer terms and conditions documents.

Cloud Easy: Talk to your customers about the cloud.

With the release of the new Office 365 for businesses earlier this week, the value proposition of the cloud for your customers just gets better. Help your customers increase their IT flexibility, reduce deployment costs, and improve their operations management by helping them move to the cloud. The Cloud Easy offer lets your customers earn partner subsidy dollars on their Microsoft Online Services subscription purchases—dollars they can apply to additional software licenses, subscriptions, or services. Offer ends May 31. Offer terms and conditions.

Big Easy: Encourage your customers to upgrade to the new on-premises releases.

With the aggressive refresh cycle of Microsoft products over the past year, it’s the right time to talk to your customers about upgrading to use the new features and functionality that help increase operational efficiency, data management, productivity, and collaboration. The Big Easy Offer 10 covers a wide variety of popular Microsoft on-premises software. Offer ends May 31. Offer terms and conditions.

Value to customers – expand IT budgets, defray implementation costs

  • Customers benefit from a flexible, affordable way to use and manage Microsoft licensed products under a single agreement.
  • The partner subsidy provides customers with a compelling incentive to consider building and deploying a big-picture, comprehensive solution.
  • Businesses can access scalable and reliable applications while lessening the burden of provisioning and maintenance, plus explore the option to move some or all of their infrastructures to the cloud.

Value to partners – drive solution-based sales and build trusted advisor relationships

  • The Big Easy Offer 10  and Cloud Easy offer a simplified promotions approach (as opposed to multiple, single-product promotions) that adds value to purchases of both Microsoft on-premises products and cloud-based services.
  • The payout structure is designed to help lower investment barriers for small and midsize business customers so they can consider building out more comprehensive technology solutions that meet their specific needs.
  • For customers considering moving some or all of their business to the cloud, these offers facilitate consultation and planning and provide flexibility to the partner in those discussions.
  • Eligible partners nominated by a customer as the subsidy fund payee benefit from add-on sales revenue from subsequent purchases of Microsoft software licenses or associated services when customers redeem their subsidy checks.