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Connect with other SBSC Partners on the Microsoft Partner Network
Have you signed up to the Microsoft Partner Network? With the current economic climate our Partners are finding they increasingly need to work with other organisations in some capacity – this has never been more important. Providing these connection opportunities is the main objective of...
23 Feb 2009
Ask Partner Portal regular updated FAQs and hot topic info
The Ask Partner hotline answers all licensing, product and Microsoft Financing partner queries. A new web page has been created that lists the answers to the most popular questions raised in previous months and includes links to related resources. As an SBSC partner, Ask Partner should be your first...
19 Mar 2009
Microsoft need your case studies
We have a unique opportunity for partners to provide case studies that Microsoft will fund. See below for the criteria and details on how you can get involved: What are we looking for? 50-250 users Products the customer must be using. It can be one or more than one as long as it is the latest version...
17 Apr 2009
Do you find the Microsoft Partner Programme confusing?
There are a broad range of resources and support available to you through the programme, but it can be confusing trying to understand what to use - and when to use it. There are two ways you can increase your knowledge on the Partner Programme - you can watch our series of online training videos, or...
17 Mar 2009
Online Technical Communities for All Partner Levels
Are you aware of the Online Technical Communities that are available for all Microsoft partner levels? If you are looking for support, why not join the Partner Online Technical Communities . Over 70 Microsoft products are supported in these online technical communities including, but not limited to,...
18 Sep 2008
Increase Your Ranking on Microsoft Pinpoint to Generate More Leads
Want to increase your ranking on Pinpoint and generate more business leads? You can improve the relevancy of your profile in search results by getting your customers to submit honest reviews about their experiences with you. Encourage them to go to the Ratings and Reviews section of your company’s profile...
23 Jul 2009
Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) V2 – Officially launched
What is the MPN? You may have already head about the Microsoft Partner Network , a networking platform designed to support Microsoft Partners in making meaningful business connections, sharing information, learning and moving their businesses forward with Microsoft. With the current economic climate...
20 Feb 2009
SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 RTM Bits Shipping to Partners
We've just had an update from our Microsoft colleagues in Seattle that the RTM bits of SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 will be shipped in the October editions of the Microsoft Action Pack (MAPS) box, Small Business Specialist Toolkit, and the quarterly box for Certified and Gold Certified partners. Small Business...
1 Oct 2008
Digital Content Direct: save time, increase customer satisfaction and increase sales
Microsoft has recently announced Digital Content Direct , a free service that allows you to have the latest Microsoft product information embedded in your website. Digital Content Direct has been created for partners who like to highlight or promote Microsoft products on their website. This free service...
1 Dec 2008
SBSC Toolkit: April 2009 Edition
Here's some early visibility of what to expect in the Microsoft Action Pack special edition toolkit for SBSCs - April 2009: Product: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Workgroup Edition (version TBD) Workgroup Edition includes Virtual Machine Manager Management Server with software and management...
26 Feb 2009
Just for Fun... Networking Bootcamp!
A must-see for Microsoft partners: prepare to cringe as partners are put through their paces at this networking bootcamp. Group hugs all round... http://www.microsoftpartner...
20 Feb 2009
SBSC Toolkit Update for Gold / Certified Partners
Here's some information from our colleagues at Microsoft Corporate in the USA around why SBSC Gold and Certified partners did not receive any software in their SBSC Toolkit, shipped in October / November. The reason: Gold and Certified partners already have access to the software via the MSDN...
6 Feb 2009
2009 Gearup is now available
The latest version of the Microsoft sales toolkit is now available. This is your essential resource in business for driving Microsoft sales. The toolkit contains a wealth of information about all Microsoft software products, as well as advice on various licensing options available. ...
23 Jan 2009
Sign-up for the new UK partner RSS feed
Microsoft are pleased to announce the launch of a new UK partner RSS Feed . The purpose of the RSS Feed is to keep up-to-date with UK partner specific news including the latest resources and initiatives to help support your business. Click here to subscribe now , ensuring you select to hear news relating...
3 Dec 2008
Get Mobile Ready and win a Window Mobile powered device
In today's fast-paced environment, small-business customers have the same needs for remote productivity, accessibility, security and connectivity as their larger enterprise counterparts. Microsoft has created some tools and resources to develop Windows Mobile solutions that can help you generate revenue...
3 Dec 2008
Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Toolkit
I've visited a number of SBSC User groups recently and hearing from SBSC partners that there is a great interest in SBS and Windows SharePoint. Microsoft does offer a toolkit for Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. Learn how to build your business by selling and...
5 Sep 2008
Generate Sales Leads with Pinpoint
You may have heard about Pinpoint's arrival and wondered how you could make sure you get the most out of our new site. Here's how… Pinpoint is a new lead generation tool that customers can use to find the solutions you offer. Take a moment to preview Pinpoint . Pinpoint replaces Solution Finder/Partner...
21 Jul 2009
Your Feedback Counts - Partner Portal Feedback
We realise the Partner Portal is far from perfect but with your feedback we can improve it. We are running surveys on the portal to get your feedback on what is and isn’t working. A new portal feedback page consolidates results of these surveys and provides an overview of the latest issues being...
28 Apr 2009
New short video explaining the benefits of partnership for Registered members
The Partner Programme team have recently created a new seven-minute video to explain how partnering with Microsoft can help you cut costs, increase your skills and how we can assist you to best support your customers. Go here to watch it. There is also a downloadable guide and presentation which will...
18 Sep 2008
Power Through the Downturn- “Every Last Drop” Marketing Campaign Available Now
Getting the most out of technology investment is the main priority for many organisations right now, especially as they’re under more pressure than ever to save money. The second phase of the Power Through the Downturn campaign, entitled "Every Last Drop" focuses on helping customers...
27 Apr 2009
Small Business Cashflow Guide
It doesn’t matter how much your business sells. If you can’t pay the bills, you’re bust. So how do smart firms keep the cash flowing? There is now a Small Business Cashflow Guide PDF available for download that you can share with your small business customers to guide them in this area...
4 May 2009
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