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, 2011

  • Windows Intune: available for purchase or 30-day trial on March 23 2011

    As originally blogged here: “Today, I’m excited to announce that on March 23, Windows Intune will be available for purchase...
  • Join us for a Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum

    As originally posted by Microsoft’s Eric Ligman: “We are hosting an interactive online forum with the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group leadership team to discuss topics, questions, concerns, misconceptions and more that we have heard from partners around...
  • Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), July 10-14, Los Angeles

    Registration opens on 23 March at 17:00 (GMT) for WPC 2011. Register to attend this event at which you will gain an insight into Microsoft's technology vision; learn how to build your cloud business; and network with fellow partners and Microsoft executives...
  • 15 Minute Guide: Windows Intune

    Want to learn more about Windows Intune but don’t know where to start? This new 15 Minute Guide describes the opportunity and features two partner case studies concerning Dynamic Edge Solutions and Cloud Business. See here for more:
  • Release Candidate for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials now available

    As originally published here: “The Release Candidate for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials is now available. Ideal as a...
  • Windows SBS 2011: licensing information

    Find out more re: the licensing for this technology. In brief: “ Small Business Server 2011 Essentials SBS 2011 Essentials requires no Client Access Licenses, and can be used by up to twenty-five users and twenty-five pc’s. The Server license included...
  • Experience Windows Intune

    Watch these Windows Intune demonstrations at the Demo Showcase Suite:
  • Cloud Power: download marketing materials

    We have launched a major advertising campaign to drive awareness of Microsoft's cloud solutions. Exploit this campaign by downloading from the Partner Marketing Centre, Cloud Power marketing materials to help initiate and advance your cloud computing...
  • Introducing the SBS 2011 Migration Preparation Tool

    One of the major changes for SBS 2011 from SBS 2008 is the inclusion of the Migration Preparation Tool. This tool is designed to prepare your source server and domain to be migrated to Windows SBS 2011. See more here:
  • Speeding up your Windows 7 deployments

    Taking place on various dates in February, these Live Meetings shows how you can reduce the time it takes to build images and deploy them using Windows Automated Installation Kit and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.   Please note you will need your...
  • Windows SBS 2011: Licensing and Pricing

    Find out more here re: the licensing and pricing of SBS 2011:
  • Encourage your customers to trial Windows SBS 2011

    Download a fully functional trial version of Windows SBS 2011 Standard
  • Learn more about Windows SBS 2011

    Review this overview, download these datasheets and compare features.
  • Have Small Business Server 2011 Standard with Volume Licensing, and want to download the media?

    As originally published via the Windows Small Business Server Blog: “ [Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Michael Leworthy from Windows Server Marketing] Due to the size of the SBS 2011 Standard media (6.5Gb), downloading is not available on the VLSC...
  • Download Microsoft Lync Server 2010 180-Day Trial

    Lync™ Server 2010 ushers in a new connected experience transforming communication into an interaction that is more collaborative, engaging, and accessible from virtually any location with internet connectivity. A single interface unites voice, IM, audio...
  • User Group Meetings: in your area

    There are now 10 user group meetings located nationwide. including the recent successful relaunch of the group in York. These meetings are run by partners for partners. To find out more, contact a user group coordinator. The list of the locations, meetings...
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

    The recent launch of Dynamics CRM Online offers customers a web based customer relationship management system - hosted by Microsoft and licensed by you. Find out more here: