Baldwin Ng and Frank Simorjay from the Solution Accelerator team will be presenting the two following webcasts. If you are a Microsoft Partner looking to increase sales opportunities or decrease customer costs (both key in our current financial environment) then make the time to log in to the sessions!
Event Name: Increase Sales Opportunities with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
Date and Time: Thursday January 22, 2009, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Speaker: Baldwin Ng, Senior Product Manager, Virtualization and Online Services Solution Accelerators
Abstract: Win more engagements with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit! Are your customers moving to Window Server 2008, Windows Vista, Office 2007, Hyper-V virtualization, or SQL Server 2008? Want to win those migration engagements? Join us for a free, invitation-only Webcast, and learn how you can use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) to help customers make the move to these new technologies. We’ll show you how you can use this free toolkit, to generate a secure, network-wide assessment of your customer’s hardware environment, in just a couple of hours—without deploying software agents on any inventoried machine. We’ll also show you how to use MAP’s automated IT proposals and reports to help customers plan their migration—giving you an inside track on these engagements!
Registration URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/InviteOnly.aspx?EventID=51-87-C5-D6-B7-DA-7A-D8-F1-25-F5-94-2F-AD-9D-A0&culture=en-US
Invitation Code: 7C4121
Event Code: 1032402250
Event Name: Help Your Customers Reduce the Costs and Complexity of Regulatory Compliance!
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 10:00 - 11:00 AM PST
Speaker: Frank Simorjay, Microsoft Product Manager, Microsoft Solution Accelerators – Security and Compliance
Abstract: Help Your Customers Reduce the Costs and Complexity of Regulatory Compliance! Are your customers spending too much time and money responding to a myriad of compliance laws and regulations? Are they worried about the threat of non-compliance? Join us for this free Webcast and learn how you can help customers reduce the costs and complexity of staying in compliance! You’ll hear about Microsoft’s powerful, free new suite of guides and automated compliance tools that you can easily fold into your own service offerings! We’ll show you how you can:
• Quickly and easily assess your customers’ current compliance status
• Accurately gauge your customers’ compliance risks using our new Risk Management Guide
• Streamline your customers’ ongoing compliance activities with the IT Compliance Management Guide
You’ll also have a chance to speak directly to the Microsoft team developing these exciting new solutions!
Registration URL: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/InviteOnly.aspx?EventID=2A-DF-17-55-22-B1-70-8F-B7-76-DF-A6-5B-89-AC-73&culture=en-US
Invitation Code: A8F334
Event Code: 1032399071
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Get it here: http://www.pandora.com/on-windowsgadget