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BT invite SBSC partners to join their new BT Associate Programme
BT have recently approached Microsoft as they are extremely keen to engage with the SBSC partner channel. They recognise SBSC partners as Microsoft’s experts in small business solutions and believe the SBSC are the ideal channel for BT’s new Associate programme. So what is the Associate Programme...
19 Sep 2008
Up to 15% Sell Out Allowance discount on selected Microsoft Office Small Business Edition SKU`s
Just wanted to make you aware that there is a SOA (Sell out allowance) discount running on the following FPP Office Small Business Edition SKU`s through your authorised distributors: W87-01029 Office Small Business 2007 Win32 English Intl VUP Not to US CD W87-01076 Office Small Business 2007...
18 Sep 2008
Windows Server Offer has now been extended to include Open Program Licensing!
To help our channel partners continue their investment in delivering the best business value to their customers, we are offering a services rebate from January 15 to June 30, 2009. The following service rebates will be available when partners sell and provide services for the listed servers: Partners...
20 Mar 2009
Office 2007 SBE FPP Promotion launches 21st December
Microsoft's authorised distributors will soon be launching a promotion on FPP Office 2007 Small Business Edition. The discounts could be anything up to 25% and will run between 21st December to the 17th January. For further details please contact your authorised distributor to understand their...
17 Dec 2008
Don't miss out - Open License for Government Incentive
There is now another great reason to be selling Open License for Government . Not only is the government sector IT budget still growing but you can also claim a personal incentive for each deal that you do. Distribution partners Bell Micro , Computer 2000 , Ingram Micro and Westcoast each has an incentive...
28 Apr 2009
Become a Hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM Referral Partner
Increase CRM are a leading hosted Microsoft Dynamic CRM service provider in the UK. They have approached Microsoft as they would like to offer the SBSC partners the opportunity to earn referral commissions for recommending hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 to their customers from Increase CRM. ...
30 Sep 2008
Power Through the Downturn - Drive you way to better deals!
We wanted to advise you all of an initiative Microsoft is driving to address head-on some of the challenges we know you are facing right now in the mid-market space. No-one is immune to the economic pressures in the market, and we are all feeling the impact of reduced customer spending in some form....
5 Feb 2009
SBS 2003 R2 With Software Assurance Offer has been Extended
Have you taken advantage of the Windows SBS 2003 R2 with Software Assurance promotion ? For those who are not aware, the SBS 2003 R2 with Software Assurance offer has been extended to December 31, 2008. What are the Customer Benefits? If a customer buys Windows SBS 2003 R2 with Software Assurance can...
30 Oct 2008
Remember Some Microsoft Promotions Will End Tomorrow!
For those of you making the most of Microsoft promotions currently in market please be mindful that several of them will end tomorrow. Here is a summary of promotion end dates. Please be aware that some distributors have heard from partners that there is an expectation Microsoft will extend the Power...
29 Jun 2009
Through Distribution Server Promotion
Have you heard about the Server promotion taking place through authorised distributors? Here are the details and links to find out more information. Also, you can contact your authorised distributors for more information: Duration – 15 Jan to 30 June 2009 Reward – between $100 and $500 per...
26 Jan 2009
WESS Launch SBSC User Group tour - Prize Draw!
For those who are regular members of a local SBSC user group , you may recall that we are running a prize draw for all members attending the WESS Launch partner readiness. We initially planned the draw to be for members bringing along a new partner's to the group, but we regret it was confirmed today...
9 Oct 2008
SBS 2008 Sales & Technical Training update - new locations and dates!
Recently I announced some heavily subsidised technical training available for Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008. In response a number of you got in touch and asked if we could run the same courses, at the same subsidised rate, but outside the London area. I...
14 Nov 2008
Try Autotask Go! and Save £149
We have been contacted by David Salzberg of Autotask as they have a special offer for UK SBSC Partners: Capture more billable hours, eliminate redundant data entry, improve customer satisfaction. Autotask Go! helps run your IT business better – with the introduction of Autotask Go! in the UK, SBSC...
19 Jan 2009
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
Only a few days left to register for Citrix Partner Accelerator Event
A friendly reminder to those interested that the Citrix Partner Accelerator event will be taking place on the 10th February at the National Motorcycle museum, Birmingham. The purpose of the event is to bring you up to speed on the latest Citrix vision and strategy and give you the inside track...
3 Feb 2009
Promotions and Offers: May 2009 Update
The following may provide a useful update on the key Microsoft promotions currently running: Power Through the Downturn: 10% discount on selected core Microsoft products bought through Open licensing** Until 30 June 2009 you can offer up to 10 per cent discount on selected core Microsoft products bought...
29 May 2009
Become a Citrix Partner
Citrix have approached Microsoft as they are keen to engage with SBSC partners.As such, they would like to invite you to a Citrix Partner Accelerator event on the 10th February at the National Motorcycle museum, Birmingham. The purpose of the event is to bring you up to speed on the latest Citrix...
21 Jan 2009
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
Solutions Pathway - SBS and EBS upgrades - FAQ For Partners
Eric Ligman has written a great FAQ post for partners on Solutions Pathway - SBS and EBS upgrades . I've cut and paste his post here as I think it well worth you reading - especially the point that SBSC partner can receive and additional 10% discount!! For those customers with Software Assurance...
13 Nov 2008
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