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Free training on Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) - 22nd January 2009
The UK software market is evolving, and customers are looking to embrace the change. Forecasted growth for subscription software is expected to achieve an annual growth rate of +30% during the next three years - considerably outpacing traditional market growth and providing a tremendous resale and service...
15 Dec 2008
Why Microsoft Partners should embrace S+S and still deliver on premise solutions - David Overton's Blog
Last night I attended the Thames Valley SBSC User group in which Vijay Riyait, one of the UK's SBSC PAL's gave a presentation to the group. Vijay talked about his company, the PAL programme, his role as a PAL and also gave an update on the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference which took place earlier...
5 Sep 2008
Windows Azure Services Platform
Yesterday on October 27th October at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference , Microsoft officially announced 'Windows Azure Services Platform' the next phase in the Microsoft vision for Software + Services and Cloud Computing. Read the official press announcement for the official story...
28 Oct 2008
Introducing our new Partner Programme Videocasts
Microsoft have just launched a series of videocasts to kick start your knowledge of the Microsoft Partner Programme and to help you get the most value from your partnership. All videocasts are accessible on our brand new Partner Player — you simply pick the videos you want to watch, be that...
7 Nov 2008
Guide to Opportunity: Software-plus-Services
Click here to download a guide that explains how partners can exploit Microsoft's Software-plus-Services strategy. Microsoft executives and partners explain how Software-plus-Services can create major revenue opportunities for partners; and cost savings for customers, especially in the current economic...
25 Mar 2009
Understand Software-plus-Services in 3mins + BPOS UK Pricing
Here’s two very quick video’s to help you and your customers understand Microsoft's Software-plus-Services vision and Microsoft's first service launching in the Spring. Understand S+S in 3mins – You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXS0BFS6QT4 Understand the Business Productivity...
20 Jan 2009
Business Intelligence in Small Business - Andrew Fryer's take
For those who do not follow Andrew Fryer's blog, it is worth checking out his posts on Business Intelligence for Small Business . In a series of four posts Andrew addresses: Making the Case for Business Intelligence in Small Business In this article Andrew talks about how we usually equate Business Intelligence...
9 Sep 2008
Microsoft Study Reveals Small Business IT Sophistication
My colleague, who heads up the SBSC programme in Canada (Satish Kanwar), has kindly advised me that Microsoft has released the results of a global study that investigated how small businesses use and manage their IT. The research report, called “ Microsoft Global Small Business Index, October 2008...
6 Nov 2008
Microsoft Software + Services Event: Are you ready to evolve?
Yesterday Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer, was in the UK and presented alongside others at Microsoft's Software + Services event in London. By all accounts I hear it was a really good event and well received by Microsoft partners. I wanted to direct you all to our Vijay Riyait's (our SBSC PAL ) blog post...
2 Oct 2008
Register for SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 Technet events in Bristol and London
We have now got the Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 events for TechNet live for registration: Register for October 22nd Bristol (50 seats) here . Register for October 29th London (180 seats) here . The sessions will concentrate on demos...
14 Aug 2008
Software + Services: A Platform for the Next Technology Revolution
Steve Clayton has just alerted his blog readers to an executive email from Steve Ballmer which lays our Microsoft's Software plus Services announcements and ambitions. It is titled A Platform for the Next Technology Revolution . Steve says, "It’s a pretty solid read if you want...
31 Oct 2008
Have you seen the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite Quickstart?
I would like to introduce you to the Microsoft Online Services Resource Center - a part of Quickstart for Microsoft Online Services. Quickstart for Microsoft Online Services is a comprehensive resource for partners to evaluate business and technical opportunities with the Business Productivity Online...
21 Nov 2008
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