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, 2010

  • Tell us about your deployment plans to be in with a chance to win an Xbox 360

    To be entered into a prize draw to win an Xbox 360, complete this survey telling us where you are in your Windows 7 internal deployment and whether you are planning to deploy Office 2010.
  • Volume Licensing Service Centre update

    Microsoft recently migrated eOpen and MVLS to the new Volume Licensing Service Centre website (VLSC) in order to provide a convenient, online solution for customers and partners to easily manage their licensing agreements and Microsoft products. As a...
  • 2010 SMB Partner Insight survey

    If you haven’t already done so, please reply to our Microsoft 2010 SMB Partner Insight online survey as we will be using the results to help promote the SBSC brand through integrated marketing and media relations. The deadline for responses has been extended...
  • FYI: Westcoast, Microsoft and HP events

    Westcoast in association with Microsoft and HP are running a series of nationwide events on hot topics such as Virtualisation and Unified Communications. For information on the events, click here
  • Small Business Specialist: logo

    I’ve had a number of queries re: logos and the situation is as follows: - Active Small Business Specialists can access their logo from the Logo Builder tool which exists within the Partner Portal. You can access that tool here – remember you need Live...
  • SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 training: Jan 2010

    Here’s the latest in terms of SBS 2008 and EBS training: Windows Small Business Server 2008 – On-boarding Webinar This three part web seminar will help students  plan and implement Windows Small Business Server 2008. Students gain first-hand knowledge...
  • Small Business Specialist: Active not Compliant

    If your Small Business Specialist status is showing as 'active not compliant', please check that you have met all of the requirements of becoming and remaining a Small Business Specialist. While there have been no changes to these requirements, some assessments...
  • VLSC: update

    We’re aware of issues relating to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC)  and I apologize for any inconvenience caused to date. For the latest, I highly recommend Eric Ligman’s blog and this posting .
  • HP and Microsoft Simplify Technology Environments With Solutions Built on New Infrastructure-to-Application Model

    HP and Microsoft Corp. today announced a three-year agreement to invest $250 million to significantly simplify technology environments for businesses of all sizes. Full detail from the press release .
  • SMB Partner Insight Survey: Please respond

    If you have a few minutes, please complete the Microsoft 2010 SMB Partner Insight online survey as the results will help us showcase the Small Business Specialist Community as experts in the use of IT to save costs and improve productivity amid a down...
  • Ask Microsoft Live Meeting: Feb 12

    Register for Ask Microsoft Live Meeting Do you have a question about your partnership with Microsoft, the Microsoft Partner Network or how to find information via the Partner Portal? If so, we're starting a series of Ask Microsoft Live Meetings where...
  • FYI: Microsoft at the Consumer Electronics Show

    Check out all the latest Microsoft news and keynotes from CES including the touch PC announcement here . 
  • Partner Briefings: Feb and March 2010

    As a FYI, registrations will open soon for a series of partner briefing events taking place in Feb and March (dates here for you to tentatively pencil in your diaries if of interest: ). While these are not SBSC...