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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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,...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...  
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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. ...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...