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.

September, 2008

  • Become a Hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM Referral Partner

    Increase CRM are a leading hosted Microsoft Dynamic CRM service provider in the UK. They have approached Microsoft as they would like to offer the SBSC partners the opportunity to earn referral commissions for recommending hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM...
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrades

    For all the Windows Mobile users out there, Microsoft's Jason Langridge has recently posted an article on his blog listing devices that are now available for Windows Mobile 6.1 upgrades .  Probably most relevant to the UK are these devices: Samsung...
  • Top 10 Windows Mobile Applications – What’s on your device?

    For those of you who are using a Windows Mobile device, Microsoft's Jason Langridge (aka Mr Mobile!) has written a post on his blog listing the Top 10 applications he uses on his Windows Mobile phone... I haven’t posted a new version of this for...
  • Open Licensing Programme for Government market opportunity

    Launching on 1 October 2008, the Open Licensing Programme for Government (OLPG) is an opportunity for Microsoft partners to sell discounted Microsoft Open Volume Licensing into eligible government and healthcare organisations with between 5 and 250 users...
  • WESS Partner Readiness Launch - The SBSC User Group tour!

    In preparation for the launch of Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008, Microsoft will be visiting SBSC User groups around the country in October and November to deliver training and readiness to SBSC partners....
  • What are SBSC User Groups?

    Meeting other partners is one of the most important benefits of being part of the Small Business Specialist Community. SBSC User Groups are partner meetings run by Microsoft partners, for Microsoft partners. As each of the groups are self supported, they...
  • Office Live Partner Directory – promote your services today

    Do you offer a service or solution that enhances a Microsoft® Office Live Small Business account? Then submit a listing to the Office Live Small Business Partner Directory and give the nearly one million subscribers of Microsoft Office Live Small...
  • Hard Copies of Microsoft Small Business Collateral Now Available!

    Microsoft now has hard copies of the following collateral / brochures available for SBSC partners to order: 1. Make IT work for you: A 20-minute guide for growing businesses: generic, easy to read guide for small business owner managers with SBS being...
  • BT invite SBSC partners to join their new BT Associate Programme

    BT have recently approached Microsoft as they are extremely keen to engage with the SBSC partner channel. They recognise SBSC partners as Microsoft’s experts in small business solutions and believe the SBSC are the ideal channel for BT’s new...
  • Virtualization in Essential Business Server - 3 common scenarios

    I just posted about the Windows Essential Server team in Redmond running a special session for partners on SBS 08 and Virtualization . They have also run a session for partners covering the intended support details for running Windows Essential Business...
  • Small Business Server 2008 and Virtualization

    Earlier this week the Windows Essential Server Solutions team in Redmond released the official Small Business Server 2008 virtualization scenarios - one of the key pieces in the lead-up to the November 12th worldwide launch.The team ran a special session...
  • Up to 15% Sell Out Allowance discount on selected Microsoft Office Small Business Edition SKU`s

    Just wanted to make you aware that there is a SOA (Sell out allowance) discount running on the following FPP Office Small Business Edition SKU`s through your authorised distributors: W87-01029 Office Small Business 2007 Win32 English Intl VUP Not...
  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008 has been Released to Manufacturing

    As of earlier this week, Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS 2008) reached RTM! (English now, more languages to come soon). Eric Kidd, General Manager of EBS based, has written a blog post around the RTM so have a read of this post to hear Eric...
  • Online Technical Communities for All Partner Levels

    Are you aware of the Online Technical Communities that are available for all Microsoft partner levels? If you are looking for support, why not join the Partner Online Technical Communities . Over 70 Microsoft products are supported in these online technical...
  • New short video explaining the benefits of partnership for Registered members

    The Partner Programme team have recently created a new seven-minute video to explain how partnering with Microsoft can help you cut costs, increase your skills and how we can assist you to best support your customers. Go here to watch it. There is also...
  • SBSC gets Coverage in Making Money Magazine

    Recently Robert Epstein, who is the Business Lead for Small and Medium Business at Microsoft, did an interview with Making Money Magazine. This magazine is aimed at business start-ups, franchise owners etc. Robert was interviewed for an article which...
  • Attend London's Small Business 2.0 Conference Free With Microsoft

    Microsoft is sponsoring the Small Business 2.0 event in Covent Garden on Saturday 11th October 2008 and the organisers of the event have offered our adCenter Blog readers a a free pass to the show - worth £49 each - to the first 10 people who register...
  • Morning all

    Hi ya. Sorry it as taken me so long to get round to doing this, but I just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I am the SBS/EBS and Windows Server Product Manager for the UK and am leading the upcoming launch activities that some of you "should"...
  • Do you want to be one of our "Ask the Experts"?

    How would you like to be one of Microsoft's "Ask the Experts" on our Small Business customer facing Website? As you may be aware, on the Microsoft Small Business Centre web site and in the Microsoft Smart Business Customer newsletter, we have a section...
  • Open License Media fulfillment via Distribution Partners

    Recently a couple of SBSC partners have contacted Microsoft to alert us to issues they have around obtaining media kits with open licensing. Some of the issues have arisen from lack of clarity around the process - some have arisen through fear of delay...
  • 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...
  • Manchester SBSC User Group

    A couple of Thursday's ago I headed up to Manchester to join the SBSC Manchester User Group. It was a really interesting evening with full agenda. The evening kicked off with one of the members, Leslie Cupitt of Business Solutions Ltd , delivered a comprehensive...
  • SBS 2008: Released to Manufacturing (RTM)!

    Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard and Premium - English version, was released to manufacturing (RTM) on Thursday, August 21. The process of finalizing international versions, creating media, building packaging, delivering the product to distribution...
  • Office Home & Student special offers

    Did you know that there is currently a Back to School promotion running on Microsoft Office Home and Student editions. If you are interested in learning more then go here for more information: http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/products/FX102784491033...
  • Why Microsoft Partners should embrace S+S and still deliver on premise solutions - David Overton's Blog

    Last night I attended the Thames Valley SBSC User group in which Vijay Riyait, one of the UK's SBSC PAL's gave a presentation to the group. Vijay talked about his company, the PAL programme, his role as a PAL and also gave an update on the Microsoft Worldwide...