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.

January, 2009

  • Can I borrow your customers’ stories?

    Hi all I am presenting at a bunch of events in the future about SBS and EBS (and SBSC :)) and I want to focus on telling a huge number of customer stories rather than focusing on features and functionality. Do any of you have customers who wouldn’t mind...
  • Tools to help you plan EBS deployments with customers

    Hi all Just saw this free tool appear for download and thought you might be interested if you are exploring Essential Business Server. They are described as : “The Preparation and Planning Wizards help you prepare your environment and plan for deployment...
  • Complete the Microsoft SBSC Survey

    Microsoft would like to invite you to participate in the Small Business Specialist Community online survey. This survey is designed to help showcase the Small Business Specialist Community as experts in the use of IT to save costs and improve productivity...
  • Through Distribution Server Promotion

    Have you heard about the Server promotion taking place through authorised distributors? Here are the details and links to find out more information. Also, you can contact your authorised distributors for more information: Duration – 15 Jan to 30...
  • Free EBook on Microsoft Virtualisation

    SBSC PAL (Partner Area Lead), Vijay Singh Riyait , has highlighted on his blog that Microsoft have made available an EBook on Microsoft Virtualisation - and what's more it's free ! The book is written by Mitch Tulloch and covers the following areas: Microsoft’s...
  • Climate Change: What can technology do to help? Jan 26, 3pm

    Why not to join our Live Meeting to learn about how the IT sector is responding to the challenge of climate change? Microsoft speakers from our economic development and government affairs team will cover: The trends in the IT sector on this issue What...
  • 2009 Gearup is now available

    The latest version of the Microsoft sales toolkit is now available.  This is your essential resource in business for driving Microsoft sales.  The toolkit contains a wealth of information about all Microsoft software products, as well as advice...
  • Become a Citrix Partner

    Citrix have approached Microsoft as they are keen to engage with SBSC partners.As such, they would like to invite you to a Citrix Partner Accelerator event on the 10th February at the National Motorcycle museum, Birmingham.  The purpose of the event...
  • Free technical events available for customers & partners in 2009

    The Technet team have advised that they are running the following free technical events for customers and partners. If any interest you please do sign up! 12 February 2009, Birmingham: TechNet Event: Microsoft Systems Management and understanding the...
  • Understand Software-plus-Services in 3mins + BPOS UK Pricing

    Here’s two very quick video’s to help you and your customers understand Microsoft's Software-plus-Services vision and Microsoft's first service launching in the Spring. Understand S+S in 3mins – You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
  • Try Autotask Go! and Save £149

    We have been contacted by David Salzberg of Autotask as they have a special offer for UK SBSC Partners: Capture more billable hours, eliminate redundant data entry, improve customer satisfaction. Autotask Go! helps run your IT business better –...
  • How to write an SLA - SBSC Partner PR Coverage

    Back in December one of our SBSC partners had a piece of PR coverage in IT Expert magazine. IT Expert approached Microsoft in search of a small business partner for assistance with an article around Service Level Agreements. Mike Bryett of Bryett Enterprise...
  • Virtualisation Training - Partner Readiness January Update

    Here's an update from the Partner Readiness team at Microsoft on Virtualisation training... Virtualisation Sales Virtualisation Sales Training with Mike Peers & Matt McSpirit Introduction - http://wm.microsoft.com/ms/uk/partners/virtualisation/Introduction...
  • Subscribe to the UK SBSC Newsletter

    Our statistics show that there are a large number of SBSC partners out there who are not subscribing to the UK SBSC newsletter. Are you one of them? You have to opt in to receive it so sign up now. Simply click here to sign up. The SBSC Newsletter provides...
  • WESS Partner Training Update - January

    Here's an update from our Partner Readiness team around Windows Essential Server Solutions training (SBS 08 and EBS 08): Partnercast: SBS/EBS/Windows Server: Which is right for your customer? (wma) There have been a number of significant product announcements...
  • Windows 7 Beta has now arrived!

    Today’s economy is driving an even greater need for your customers to retain a competitive edge. Windows 7 represents a significant opportunity to grow revenue for your solution services as you help customers reduce costs and increase IT business...
  • Try online advertising for free: Microsoft adCenter is offering £30's worth of clicks to get you started

    There is an interesting article posted on the Small Business Blog from Microsoft which focuses on small businesses using online marketing. Specifically it shares some research and references how Microsoft adCenter are offering small businesses £30...
  • You have spoken... we are listening: First 6 Month Review of the SBSC in the UK

      You have spoken...    We are listening... As we enter a new calendar year, and approach a midyear check point in Microsoft’s financial year, now is as good a time as any to reflect on the Small Business Specialist Community (SBSC...
  • SBSC 2009 Logo now available for download

    The SBSC UK Partner Qualified for 2009 logo is now available for download from the SBSC pages on the Partner Portal . Please ensure you are signed into the portal and click on the Community link in the left hand navigation. You will need to select the...
  • Happy New Year!

    To all of Microsoft UK's SBSC partners and their families... we wish you a very happy and prosperous 2009.