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.

October, 2009

  • Next Business School and Technical School: register now

    Next Business and Technical School Live Meetings have just been announced via our newsletters. If of interest, please sign up.     Business School Live Meeting: Public Relations 101 Business School are a series of monthly Live Meetings for our...
  • Windows 7: To SMB customer promotion

    A number of partners have asked for an insight into what we’re doing to promote Windows 7 directly to SMB customers. FYI for the source of some of the collateral associated with that campaign: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/Windows7forBusiness/default.mspx...
  • Windows 7 Professional Case Study Opportunities

    What is it? Have you any SMB customers who have benefited from Windows 7 Professional and would be willing to participate in a Microsoft case study? What benefits have those customers experienced? Have they saved more time? Lowered operating costs? Increased...
  • Tomorrow: First Business School session

    Don’t forget that tomorrow we have the first of our Business School sessions, an initiative which SBSC PAL, Andy Trish is leading – if it’s of interest and you have the time, do listen in please.  Reminder as follows: Business School Live Meetings...
  • Windows 7: It’s officially here

    Well it’s official – Windows 7 has launched. Earlier this week you should have received a Windows 7 newsletter rounding up all the resources available to you as partners. But for those who are interested, the official press release announcement plus the...
  • Windows Mislicensing Guide

    FYI: short, new fact sheet available which provides tips on making sure that your customers are properly licensed. Download it here .
  • Microsoft Partner Network and the Small Business Specialist Community

    We’ve just published a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) which addresses how the Small Business Specialist designation will evolve as a result of the Microsoft Partner Network. This FAQ will be updated regularly as further detail is made available...
  • Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship

    A number of partners have expressed interest in finding out more about the Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship scheme. Short description as follows: “The Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship was designed for and developed with Microsoft Partners to improve the...
  • Microsoft bite-sized training

    Our bite-sized training concepts provides product and licensing information in short ten-minute video interviews allowing you to study whenever best suits you. We’ve just recently updated our bite-sized training options and it now features the following...
  • What can your SBSC PAL do for you?

    Earlier this year, Andy Trish and Steve Wright   were announced as the UK SBSC Partner Area Leads (PALs) for this financial year (which for Microsoft runs from July 2009 to June 2010). Andy and Steve would like your feedback on what they can do to...
  • Reminder: Solution Pathway

    On the current Windows 7 roadshow that we’re doing via the SBSC user groups, there have been a number of questions regarding migrations from a previous version of a product in the Windows Essential Server Solutions suite to a newer version. In response...
  • Download a one-page overview of Microsoft Partner Network benefits for Small Business Specialists

    In recent weeks and at various partner meetings, I’ve been asked to summarise the benefits that Microsoft provides for its Small Business Specialists. To help you to quickly identify and choose those benefits that you want to utilise, we’ve created this...
  • Video case study opportunity: Microsoft Licensing Accreditations

    Have you undertaken any of the Microsoft Licensing Accreditations (i.e. MLSS Lite, MLSS, MLSE or MCP status)? If so, would you be willing to be a video case study for Microsoft, which would be recorded at Microsoft offices in Reading? If you’ve answered...
  • Call Ask Partner for product and licensing assistance

    I'm frequently asked by partners who they can connect for assistance. Our two call centres are excellent sources of information, namely Ask Partner and the Regional Service Centre. And as a FYI, the Ask Partner telephone number has changed and is now...