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.

February, 2009

  • Vijay's perspective » Q3 SBSC PAL Conf Call

    Vijay, one of the UK's SBSC PALs, joined the quarterly call with Microsoft Corporate this week and here's his update: Yesterday was the Q3 SBSC PAL Conf Call with Microsoft Corp and as I’ve been given the go ahead from Andrea Russell you can check...
  • Microsoft's Gordon Frazer on BBC Bottom Line this weekend

    Gordon Frazer, Managing Direct of Microsoft UK, will be making an appearance on the BBC’s Bottom Line programme this weekend, on Radio 4, BBC News 24 and World News.  Gordon will feature prominently in this half hour radio and TV programme...
  • Opportunity to target smaller public sector organisations with discounted OPEN licence

    With the budgets in the commercial world becoming ever tighter, now might be the ideal time to look at opportunities in the public sector. Microsoft has recently launched a new discounted OPEN license specifically for smaller government and health organisations...
  • Small Business Specialist Partner of the Year - Could it be you?

    Each year at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Microsoft recognizes the best in partner innovation and contributions —from competency excellence to supporting nonprofit technology access. You can apply for awards that highlight your organization’s...
  • SBSC Toolkit: April 2009 Edition

    Here's some early visibility of what to expect in the Microsoft Action Pack special edition toolkit for SBSCs - April 2009: Product: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Workgroup Edition (version TBD) Workgroup Edition includes Virtual Machine...
  • Small Business Blog from Microsoft : Keep the cash flowing - new small business guide

    Saw this post on the Small Business Blog from Microsoft which may be of interest to your small business customers or to you too... Keep the cash flowing - new small business guide Cash is king – a business mantra that is sometimes not understood...
  • Small Business Blog from Microsoft : Free business guides and the death of saving

    Saw this post on the Small Business Blog from Microsoft which might interest one or two of you... Free business guides and the death of saving Need some business advice? (Who doesn't!) MSN Money has some free guides available to order: Guide to beating...
  • LiveMeeting Invite: Why don’t those killer products you sell just fly out of the door?

    Why don't those killer products you sell just fly out of the door?       Dear Partner Why don’t those killer products you sell just fly out of the door? Luck? Timing? Economy? Under-performing salesmen? Or is there some science behind...
  • Introducing the NEW SBSC customer facing web page

    Many SBSC partners have fed back that they would like to see Microsoft do more to promote the SBSC partner channel to small businesses. As a result we have engaged SBSC partners in a number of PR opportunities to promote the channel. Alongside this we...
  • QA-IQ Training: Course 6445A: Implementing and Administering Windows Small Business Server 2008

    One of our SBSC partners, Paul Dadge of PC Paramedics Solutions , has negotiated with QA-IQ to secure 3 dates/3 locations for SBS 2008 training - specifically Course 6445A: Implementing and Administering Windows Small Business Server 2008 . Thanks to...
  • Connect with other SBSC Partners on the Microsoft Partner Network

    Have you signed up to the Microsoft Partner Network? With the current economic climate our Partners are finding they increasingly need to work with other organisations in some capacity – this has never been more important.  Providing these...
  • BBC Panorama, tonight 8:30pm - Banks and Small Businesses

    You may already be aware of this, but in Panorama at 8.30pm tonight, Theo Paphitis discusses whether banks are doing enough to help small businesses – you can read the BBC synopsis here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_7902000...
  • Presenting the NEW SBSC customer awareness materials

    A number of partners have fed back to Microsoft that they would like us to do more to promote the SBSC channel out to small business customers. As a result, we have recently undertaken a project to build some creative materials to help small business...
  • Just for Fun... Networking Bootcamp!

    A must-see for Microsoft partners: prepare to cringe as partners are put through their paces at this networking bootcamp. Group hugs all round... http://www.microsoftpartner...  
  • Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) V2 – Officially launched

    What is the MPN? You may have already head about the Microsoft Partner Network , a networking platform designed to support Microsoft Partners in making meaningful business connections, sharing information, learning and moving their businesses forward...
  • Windows SBS 2008 Update Rollup 1 Now Available

    The rollup package for Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS) 2008 addresses two issues: First, the Security tab in the Windows SBS 2008 Console incorrectly reports the spyware and malware status of Windows Vista Service Pack 1-based clients that...
  • Microsoft are looking for case studies on SBS 2008

    We are looking to put together some customer case studies around Small Business Server 2008.  These are two page documents with information on the customer / business that adopted SBS 2008 and how SBS 2008 has helped their company.  Essentially...
  • Business Advisor Podcasts now available

    In light of the current economic downturn, Microsoft has created the Business Advisor podcast series which discusses business issues of relevance to all partners and features guidance from Microsoft executives, independent business experts and other partners...
  • Using Windows 7 on and SBS 2008 network

    Evening all. We have had a huge number of people downloading Windows 7 beta, so I am sure some of you are trying to use in on SBS 2008 networks. If so – have a look at this post – it will help you. Gareth
  • PR Opportunity! Technology Adoption & Small Businesses

    We have yet another PR opportunity for SBSC partners to take advantage of... The small business team are currently commissioning a series of small guides/whitepapers. One of these guides is on how adopting technology can make a huge change to the way...
  • Important: SBSC Survey Deadline extended to 13th February

    Our colleagues at Microsoft Corp in the USA have kindly extended out the deadline for the SBSC Survey to this Friday! If you have already completed the survey - a very big THANK YOU! The UK still needs more responses in order to have meaningful data to...
  • SBS 2008 Repair Guide

    Microsoft has added a few more scenarios to the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Repair Guide . This guide contains troubleshooting and repair information for problems you might encounter in your Windows SBS 2008 network. The following topics are included...
  • Catalogue of Installation Error Messages in Windows SBS 2008

    The Official SBS Blog has posted a useful article about installation errors in Windows Small Business Server 2008.... Catalog of Installation Error Messages in Windows SBS 2008 [Today's post comes to us courtesy of the SBS UA team and Kumud Dwivedi] Having...
  • Microsoft debuts quick fix clicks

    The BBC News posted any article today about Microsoft's quick fix clicks. Here's how they describe it... Microsoft debuts quick fix clicks Common Windows problems could soon be solved by clicking a "Fix It" button. Microsoft has started putting...
  • Window 7 - only a few days left to download the beta!

    The Windows 7 beta is only available until the 10 th February to download, so get your copy now ! MSDN and TechNet Subscribers will continue to have access to the Windows 7 Beta bits throughout the Windows 7 Beta phase. The above dates do not apply to...