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.

November, 2009

  • Business and Technical Schools

    Don’t forget that we’ve got a business and technical school coming up. Next business school will take place on Dec 1 at 2pm. Microsoft’s Dell Quinn will provide a Public Relations 101. Then on Dec 8, Microsoft’s Ted Schultz will discuss BPOS for SMBs...
  • SMB Customer Marketing Team: Seeking Windows 7 Professional Customers for Case Studies

      Do you have a customer that has deployed Windows 7 Professional and has more than 10 PC’s? A customer who is willing to have a customer success story written on their organisation to show the benefits of Windows 7 Professional ? If so, email a...
  • OGA and anti-piracy initiatives

    I’ve had a number of queries recently re: what we can do to help you combat software piracy. Some key resources are: Get Genuine Windows Agreement Drive your revenue by helping customers legalise unlicensed copies of Microsoft software. Whether victims...
  • Microsoft Partner Network and SBSC

    In recent weeks, we have met many of you at our user group meetings. At those meetings, we provided an overview of the what the Microsoft Partner Network changes mean for the SBSC. For those of you who haven’t heard this presentation, this short video...
  • PDC: beta versions availability

    More one for the developers out there but…. “During the second day of Microsoft Corp.’s Professional Developers Conference 2009, Microsoft outlined new opportunities and resources for developers to create applications that take advantage of the power...
  • FYI: Bing maps terms of use changes

    If any of you are using Bing Maps, then there’s been a Terms of Use update. For more info, see here .
  • TechEd keynotes

    If you’re interested, the keynote presentations and news from TechEd can be reviewed here .
  • SMB customer marketing team: Seeking midmarket case study suggestions

    Do you have a customer who has deployed Microsoft’s core products and is a midsize business with 50 – 250 seats? A customer who is willing to participate in the full case study process? Can that customer talk to the benefits that Microsoft technology...
  • Microsoft Announces Exchange Server 2010 Availability

    Today at the Microsoft Tech•Ed Europe 2009 conference in Germany, Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop announced that Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is now available worldwide to help businesses reduce costs, protect communications and delight...
  • Malware: enemy of the state

    I work closely with Cliff Evans who is one of our security experts at Microsoft. Recently, he was interviewed by the Guardian on our latest Security Intelligence Report. Full article from today’s paper here . Separately, do you get enough security related...
  • Business Productivity Online Suite: update

    Hopefully you should have all received via email an update on our Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). We’ve reduced the price and mailbox storage has now been increased from 5B to 25GB. As of 3 November 2009, the new price structure for Microsoft...
  • News: Windows 7 training

    Here’s an overview of the various Windows 7 training options which are currently available: Updating Your Technology Knowledge of Microsoft Windows XP to Windows 7 – Various Dates and Locations This two-day instructor-led course provides students with...