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.

September, 2010

  • Transitioning to the Cloud Event: Are you going? Let Dell know.

    Are you going to our Transitioning to the Cloud event, taking place in London on Oct 5th? If so, let me know. We’ll be doing a video on the day where partner attendees can talk about their thoughts on cloud computing. This video will then be shared with...
  • Dedicated business development team for Mobile Solutions

    This team can help you articulate the benefits of Microsoft mobile solutions to your customers, assisting with bids, answering technical questions and attending customer meetings. Contact Alison Leno for further details.
  • Extended until Jan 2011: Open Value Subscription Expanded Up-to-Date Savings Promotion

    Use this promotion to capture expiring annuity revenue from your small and medium-sized business customers by offering a cost-effective way to upgrade to Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010. Please note that you will need you Live ID to review this content...
  • Live Meeting: Value of MPN for SMB partners

    Taking place 14 October at 2:00pm (GMT), register for this Live Meeting with Microsoft's Dell Quinn , which will describe Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) opportunities and benefits for small and medium-sized business (SMB) partners. Register here: https...
  • SBSC Champions: Suggest your story

    Every month we profile a Small Business Specialist Champion  who has successfully exploited the benefits of partnership with Microsoft. If you would like to be profiled as a SBSC Champion, email:
  • One page overview of SBSC benefits

    This one-page overview explains key Microsoft Partner Network benefits for Small Business Specialist partners. See here:
  • Microsoft Security Essentials available FREE to Small Businesses in October!

    As originally posted via Microsoft’s Eric Ligman’s blog: “As we all know, small businesses are under incredible pressure to: Reduce operating costs Improve productivity Grow their business Do all of this in a very challenging economic climate It’s also...
  • Beta version of IE9 available

    “At a recent launch event in San Francisco, Microsoft announced that the IE9 beta is now available in 33 languages worldwide for download . With a simple user interface that masks new technical muscle and all-around fast performance, the new browser is...
  • Transitioning to the Cloud event: London

    So far our Transitioning to the Cloud events have been sell-outs. Don’t miss out on attending the London event, taking place at the ICC on Oct 5th. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, will present at this event. You can register here:
  • September Live Meeting: Exploring the value of the Microsoft Partner Network for SMB partners

    Taking place 16 September at 11:00 (GMT), this Live Meeting, presented by Dell Quinn , will help answer your Microsoft Partner Network queries. To register for this live meeting, see:
  • Microsoft Online Services: case study opportunities

    Do you have a Microsoft Online Services customer story, which you think would make a good case study and which would be suitable for sales and marketing use? Or are you happy to discuss the opportunities that Microsoft Online Services and cloud computing...
  • Cloud computing roundtables: Tell us what you think

    In mid-September, I’m going to run a Live Meeting where I’d like to consult a number of our partners regarding our cloud computing marketing strategies. While this Live Meeting will not be a technical/infrastructure/process discussion of Microsoft Online...