UK SBSC

This has been created specifically for Microsoft UK's Small Business Specialist Community (SBSC) partners to hear news and updates from Microsoft on areas that might interest them.

August, 2008

  • Engineering Windows 7

    For those who are interested, Jon DeVaan and Steven Sinofsky , two senior engineering managers for the Windows 7 product at Microsoft, have recently set up a blog on Windows 7. Jon and Steven, along with members of the engineering team, will post, comment...
  • Announcing Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2

    Microsoft has just announced that Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 is now available for public download. Download it from here now. You’ll find versions for 32- and 64-bit editions of Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows...
  • The Mojave Experiment Shows Consumers the Real Windows Vista

    What do people think of Windows Vista when they don't know it's Windows Vista? The Mojave Experiment was launched a few weeks back and is Microsoft's latest marketing campaign which challenges consumer perceptions of Windows Vista. It has produced some...
  • Microsoft Small Business Centre Web Site Promotes SBSC Partners

    Last week I highlighted how Microsoft are helping to promote UK SBSC partners to small business customers through the use of the Microsoft Smart Business Customer newsletter . This week I wanted to point you where we are promoting UK SBSC partners on...
  • Beta Exam: 71-653: TS: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring

    You are invited to take beta exam 71-653: Windows Small Business Server 2008, Configuring. If you pass the beta exam, the exam credit will be added to your transcript and you will not need to take the exam in its released form. The results will not appear...
  • Microsoft’s Office Labs releases Email Prioritizer

    Microsoft's Steve Clayton recently posted about Email Prioritizer and thought this might be something of interest to you. So, what is it?.... Email Prioritizer is a plug-in for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (running on Exchange Server) that helps you...
  • SBSC Partners Promoted in the Microsoft UK's Smart Business Customer Newsletter

            In this month's August edition of Microsoft UK's "Smart Business Newsletter", SBSC partners were highlighted as experts in the "buying and licensing" section.  SBSC partners were listed as Microsoft...
  • Microsoft Authorised Distributors

    One of topics that has recently been discussed at both the SBSC user group meetings and amongst the SBSC PALs and user group leads, is around how Microsoft tracks the revenue generated by SBSC partners.  It is very hard for Microsoft to truly reflect...
  • The Official SBS Blog : SBS 2008: Released to Manufacturing!

      On behalf of the SBS team, I am extremely pleased to announce that Windows Small Business Server 2008 software has been finalized! Today both SBS Standard and Premium are being released to manufacturing, which means we begin the process of finalizing...
  • Share Your Experiences Through Photosynth - launched today!

    Photosynth, a new technology from Microsoft Live Labs, transforms your digital photos of a location or object into a three-dimensional, 360-degree experience. Anybody who views your “synth” is put right in your shoes, sharing in the same experience...
  • Virtualisation Briefing: your second chance to see the possibilities...

    Due to popular demand, we will be running a second Virtualisation Briefing for partners on 23 September 2008. Date: 23 September 2008 Time: 09.00 – 17.00 Venue: Microsoft Campus, Reading This full-day event will give you an invaluable insight...
  • HTG Peer Groups

    I just wanted to make you aware of and comment on Vijay’s post around the HTG groups and their presence coming over to the UK . As Vijay pointed out, Microsoft has announced Online Peer Groups for active Small Business Specialist partners that took...
  • Windows Essential Server content on the Partner Learning Portal

    Learning paths are now available for the Windows Essential Server family on the Microsoft partner portal. These include both sales and technical training recommendations for Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008...
  • James.Random() : SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 Click thru demos

    Check out James Senior's post on the SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 demos.James is looking to build these demos out further and therefore keen to get your feedback on what features you want to see incorporated. Have a read of his post and leave him a comment with...
  • Microsoft SMB Community Blog : Who are the FY09 Microsoft SBSC PALs?

    Thought this article would be of interest to those who don't subscribe to the World Wide Microsoft Small Business Channel Community Blog. Recently, Eric Ligman discussed "Who are the FY09 Microsoft SBSC PALs?" and linked back to his previous...
  • Register for SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 Technet events in Bristol and London

    We have now got the Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 events for TechNet live for registration: Register for October 22nd Bristol (50 seats) here . Register for October 29th London (180 seats) here...
  • ORPC now pre-installed on almost 100% of Commercial MNA PCs in Europe

    To help reduce the complexity that you may experience around which systems have Office Ready PC (ORPC) pre-installed, ORPC will be pre-installed on almost 100% of all commercial Multi-National Account (MNA) PCs in Europe. This includes: ·...
  • Welcome to the UK SBSC Blog

    Welcome! This new RSS feed has been set up in order to get information out to our UK SBSC partners in real time. I hope you will find the content both interesting, informative and useful to your business. As the SBSC Community Lead, the majority...