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Windows 7 Naming Announcement
It's official - the next version of the Windows operating system is going to be called Windows 7. As many of you are probably aware, since Microsoft began development of the next version of the Windows client operating system, we have been referring to it by a codename, "Windows 7." Today...
14 Oct 2008
What is the partner roadmap for Windows Vista® and Windows® 7?
Join Microsoft executives Rich Reynolds, General Manager of Windows Marketing, and Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President of the Worldwide Partner Group, as they discuss: Windows 7, the newest Windows operating system from Microsoft. Windows Vista and Windows 7 roadmap. Opportunities around Microsoft...
18 Oct 2008
Win Prizes with the Windows Vista Mean Business Campaign
Take this fun, interactive course broken down into 3 sections and get a better understanding of how Windows Vista Business or Windows Vista Ultimate is the right OS for a new PC, as compared to Windows XP and a MAC. Small business customers need to understand the benefits of Windows Vista and this...
6 Mar 2009
Engineering Windows 7
For those who are interested, Jon DeVaan and Steven Sinofsky , two senior engineering managers for the Windows 7 product at Microsoft, have recently set up a blog on Windows 7. Jon and Steven, along with members of the engineering team, will post, comment, and participate in this blog. In their own words...
29 Aug 2008
SBSC Promoted in Windows Vista SMB Supplement
At a number of the recent WESS launch User Group meetings I have talked about how using PR and case studies as a tool can raise the profile of Small Business Specialist partners. I had mentioned to some that a couple of SBSC partners recently contributed to an SMB supplement that has gone out in a number...
17 Nov 2008
The Mojave Experiment Shows Consumers the Real Windows Vista
What do people think of Windows Vista when they don't know it's Windows Vista? The Mojave Experiment was launched a few weeks back and is Microsoft's latest marketing campaign which challenges consumer perceptions of Windows Vista. It has produced some fascinating results! This week Microsoft updated...
28 Aug 2008
Manchester SBSC User Group
A couple of Thursday's ago I headed up to Manchester to join the SBSC Manchester User Group. It was a really interesting evening with full agenda. The evening kicked off with one of the members, Leslie Cupitt of Business Solutions Ltd , delivered a comprehensive session on Vista 64 bit in an SBS environment...
8 Sep 2008
Urgent: Seeking UK SBSC partners for Windows Vista Competition
Microsoft have been involved in a competition with “ Small Business Challenges ” for small businesses to win up to 10 Windows Vista Ultimate laptops, plus the help of a Microsoft Small Business Specialist. To be in with a chance of winning the customer has to simply tell us their biggest...
23 Dec 2008
"Small Business Challenges" website promotes SBSC
Earlier this week I wrote a post about the how SBSC partners have been promoted in a SMB supplement which has gone in many big name magazine publications. This supplement is part of a wider campaign and competition for small business customers to win a business makeover worth around £10,000. What...
21 Nov 2008
Book Recommendation from a fellow SBSC partner...
One of our SBSC partners, Leslie Cupitt of Business Solutions Ltd , has emailed me with a book recommendation that he thinks every customer should own. It's about Windows Vista but I'll let Leslie tell you about it himself... I have come across a great book Vista I can really recommend. Vista is all...
21 Oct 2008
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