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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
SBS 2008 & EBS 2008 Customer Brochures: Download today
With our humble apologies for the delay, we are delighted to advise that the Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Customer facing brochures are now available for partners to download. Despite the wait, we hope you will be pleased with the finished article and...
28 May 2009
Sharing Feedback & Actions Taken on SBS 2008 & EBS 2008
Microsoft recently hosted an informal roundtable event with our Senior Windows Essential Server Solutions Product Manager (Windows Small Business Server & Windows Essential Business Server) from Corporate headquarters - Nicholas King . This roundtable was set up at relatively short notice...
27 May 2009
New EBS and SBS Click-through Demos Available!
Want a quick, lightweight, and portable way to show off EBS 2008 and SBS 2008? Clickthrough demos for each product are now available on the Download Center for partners. These clickthrough demos come with lab manuals that goes in depth into the products and how to demonstrate them to partners, potential...
18 May 2009
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
Don’t miss this opportunity to accelerate your server sales. From January 15 to June 30, 2009, resellers and system builders can qualify for valuable rebates when they sell and deploy any of the following server operating systems: $100 for Windows Server 2008 Standard $500 for Windows Server...
2 Feb 2009
Sharing Feedback - SBSC WESS Launch User Group tour
As promised, we wanted to take the opportunity to share with you some of the feedback we received from the SBSC WESS Launch user group tour. We have now presented at all eleven user groups and have successfully succeeded in our aim of doubling attendance of each group. In total, through the medium of...
23 Dec 2008
Partnercast: SBS/EBS/Windows Server: Which is right for your customer?
There have been a number of significant product announcements from Microsoft in the recent part. With options like Small Business Server 2008, Essential Business Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008, identifying the right solution for your customer environment can often be tricky. In this partnercast...
9 Dec 2008
Training: WESS & Windows Server 2008 for OEM & System Builders
Here's an update on what Windows Essential Server Solutions (WESS) and Windows Server 2008 training opportunities and resources there are for OEM & System Builder partners: Windows Server 2008 Product and Sales Overview Introduces the participant to features and benefits of Windows Server 2008 and...
2 Dec 2008
SBS & EBS trials now available for download
Following the worldwide launch on 12th November, I'm now pleased to advise that the availability of the official trial versions for both SBS 2008 & EBS 2008. These 60-day trials can be extended three times if your customer requires a longer evaluation period. It can then be upgraded to a fully licensed...
24 Nov 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
The Official SBS Blog : SBS 2008 Launch Success
Taken straight from The Official SBS Blog , I wanted to make sure you all saw this post about some videos available on SBS 08 and EBS 08 from the TechNet Edge team: Thank you to all who attended the live webcast and launch event for the Windows Essential Server Solutions product line! The event was a...
14 Nov 2008
We have launched!!
Yesterday Microsoft officially launched Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Small Business Server 2008! If you missed the webcast check it out here ... Steve Ballmer and a host of executives talk about what these solutions will mean for SMB customers & partners. ...
13 Nov 2008
Don't forget the Liverpool user group meeting next week!
Are you a Microsoft partner based in the Liverpool region? If so, don't forget to sign up and attend the Liverpool Partner User group next Wednesday (19th November). David Bold is getting this partner user group going, having already met once a month or so ago. David has invited Microsoft to come along...
11 Nov 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
Heavily Subsidised Technical Training available on SBS 08 & EBS 08
Many SBSC partners have been asking us for Hands on Lab technical training for the Windows Essential Server Solution products - Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008. Well, they are now ready and open for registration. I'm pleased to advise that the Partner Readiness team have...
24 Oct 2008
Bring out the shorty…..
If you want to see an interesting way of marketing Essential Business Server 2008, have a look at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?fs=1&v=wzhj3jmSMFs Gareth
6 Oct 2008
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