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Warning: New Office counterfeit heading to the UK
A new type of counterfeit found in Australia is expected to reach the UK soon. It copies the OEM Office 2007 Professional Medialess Licence Kits (MLKs) that use a plastic credit card with the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) attached. You can tell it is fake because there is a volume licence key on...
27 Apr 2009
More free text books up for grabs…
We are continuing our office clear-out and in addition to the ‘ Small Business Specialist Primer & 70-282 Exam Preparation Guide! ’ books that we offered out to you earlier this week, we also have a few ‘ Making it Big in Small Business 2006: Top 15 successful SMB consultants share strategies and...
17 Jul 2009
UK SBSC Partner led Live Meeting - One day left to register!
There is only one day left to register for the UK SBSC partner led Live meeting... On the 21st April at 4pm SBS MVP Andy Trish and SBSC PAL Vijay Singh Riyait will be hosting a UK wide Microsoft Live meeting for SBSC partners. This type of meeting is intended to bring together the SBSC user groups, share...
20 Apr 2009
Subscribe to the UK SBSC Newsletter
Our statistics show that there are a large number of SBSC partners out there who are not subscribing to the UK SBSC newsletter. Are you one of them? You have to opt in to receive it so sign up now. Simply click here to sign up. The SBSC Newsletter provides a great overview of news that matters most to...
14 Jan 2009
Official Web Site for SBSC Partner Area Leads
The UK PALs site is a resource for SBSC Partners where you can see what the UK PALs are doing, links to Community resources, case studies of successful SBSC Partners in the UK and upcoming events. Why not check it out - Vijay's doing a great job of keeping it going so please support him and use the site...
4 Mar 2009
WPC Awards Announced – SBSC Partner of the Year goes to…
Microsoft is proud to recognize the winners and finalists in the 2009 WPC (Worldwide Partner Conference) Awards Program. These partners have developed exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year, and demonstrated the ability to optimize their use of Microsoft technologies to meet...
3 Jul 2009
Listen to the Worldwide Partner Conference keynotes digitally now!
Whether you are joining us in New Orleans or seeking highlights from your office in the UK, from today you can visit our WPC website for: Live broadcasts of WPC09 keynote addresses and on demand highlights Breaking announcements and daily recaps Tune in daily as Microsoft executives share their...
13 Jul 2009
SMB Partners @ the Worldwide Partner Conference: What’s in Store for you?
Come to Louisiana July 13-16 for the biggest Microsoft networking event of the year for Microsoft Partners – the 2009 Worldwide Partner Conference! This comprehensive partner event now offers four days of exclusive SMB content and activities for partners who deliver and focus their expertise...
24 Apr 2009
SBSC PAL Sharepoint Site - Help Vijay with UK Content!
Vijay Riyait, one of our SBSC Partner Area Leads (PALs) has written a post on his blog about the new SBSC PAL website . This has just been set up and Vijay is asking you to contribute some content. As a Small Business Specialist partner and member of this community please do offer your support and contribute...
3 Nov 2008
A great example of Microsoft Partners collaborating to deliver value
We could not let the opportunity pass-by to showcase a shining example of Microsoft partners collaborating with one another to deliver value to customers as well as drive their own businesses! Richard Tubb of Netlink IT, an active SBSC partner based in the Midlands, has just written a post on his blog...
16 Jun 2009
Your feedback has driven change: Unified Messaging now on Windows Essential Business Server 2008
Several months ago one or two UK SBSC partners came to Microsoft’s offices in Reading to meet with Nick King, Microsoft’s senior SBS and EBS Product Manager. The aim of the meeting was to share their thoughts and feedback in a roundtable style meeting. Nick has just contacted us to give an update on...
17 Jul 2009
Heartland Technology Groups in the UK
Have you heard about the Heartland Technology Group (HTG)? The HTG peer group experience is a unique forum for technology industry resellers who are serious about implementing a model for success in their own businesses through sharing and collaboration of best practices. They network similar companies...
8 Jun 2009
SBSC Partner attends BPOS event with Microsoft
Having recently completed Business Productivity Online Suite training, SBSC partner Access Computer Solution Services (ACS) were selected at random to join Microsoft at a recent BPOS Business Scene event in London. With 280 attendees we had approximately 30 people come to the SBSC stand (featuring our...
6 Apr 2009
Vijay Riyait: My Achievements as UK SBSC Partner Area Lead
We wanted to share a post from the FY09 UK PAL, Vijay Riyait, who recently published an article about his Achievements as UK SBSC Partner Area Lead . As you know, Vijay held the role of UK PAL for two years. His role has just come to an end – and here’s a short list of the many great things Vijay achieved...
16 Jul 2009
Check out SBSC Partner’s Windows 7 Video case study
We had to highlight this Windows 7 Video case study from UK SBSC partner, Netlink IT. This video is focused around Netlink IT and it's client, The Health & Safety Partnership, on how Windows 7 Professional has made an impact on their businesses. Many thanks to Richard Tubb from Netlink IT for rolling...
15 Jul 2009
Calling SBSC Partners using Twitter
A message from Vijay Singh Riyait, UK SBSC Partner Area Lead (PAL): If you’re an SBSC Partner (anywhere in the world) then I’ve got a couple of requests. The first is that I would really like to connect with you on twitter at http://twitter.com/vriyait . The second one is if you’re...
18 Mar 2009
Keeping it all together with Windows Mobile – Another SBSC partner is an “Ask the Expert”
We thought you might be interested to see where another one of our SBSC partners has acted as an “Ask the Expert” on our Small Business Centre Customer facing website. What’s more, this article was also linked to in the Small Business Customer newsletter which reaches a substantial number of small business...
22 Jun 2009
Join your peers for a UK wide SBSC Live meeting - register now!
On the 21st April at 4pm SBS MVP Andy Trish and SBSC PAL Vijay Singh Riyait will be hosting a UK wide Microsoft Live meeting for SBSC partners. This type of meeting is intended to bring together the SBSC user groups, share ideas and problems and to get help from other partners who are experts in their...
9 Apr 2009
Pre-Order David Overton's SBS 2008 Book
As many of you know, David Overton has been busy writing a book on Windows Small Business Server 2008. It's called "Windows Small Business Server 2008- Installation, Migration, and Configuration" and David informs us that it is now available to pre-order. If you want to ask questions...
9 Apr 2009
Varvid talks with Birger Steen, VP of SMB & Distribution, Microsoft
We saw this on Vijay Riyait’s blog – it’s a video from Varvid , a website that contains videos for VARs and other Microsoft partners. This video may be interesting as it features and interview with Birger Steen at WPC09. Steen is Microsoft’s newly appointed VP of SMB & Distribution - Worldwide SMS&P...
20 Jul 2009
Book Recommendation from a fellow SBSC partner...
One of our SBSC partners, Leslie Cupitt of Business Solutions Ltd , has emailed me with a book recommendation that he thinks every customer should own. It's about Windows Vista but I'll let Leslie tell you about it himself... I have come across a great book Vista I can really recommend. Vista is all...
21 Oct 2008
Tell us what you think of Microsoft TechNet resources for IT professionals
Do you use any of Microsoft Technet's resources? The TechNet UK team is keen to understand which elements of the TechNet programme you are aware of and which ones you use. They would therefore really appreciate if you could complete this short survey of 3 questions. They have engaged an external...
29 Oct 2008
How to write an SLA - SBSC Partner PR Coverage
Back in December one of our SBSC partners had a piece of PR coverage in IT Expert magazine. IT Expert approached Microsoft in search of a small business partner for assistance with an article around Service Level Agreements. Mike Bryett of Bryett Enterprise Ltd kindly offered to be interviewed by IT...
16 Jan 2009
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