With the end of our fiscal year in June also came the end to many of our incentives designed to help you close business with your SMB client base. Great news! We are already announcing many new and extended incentives! In addition to the VAR Rebate that Lesley Rubin blogged about earlier, we have extended the Exchange Server Standard Discount to 9/30/09, the Save on Windows 7 Today promotion on Windows desktop OS Software Assurance has been extended to 8/31/09 and the Up-to-Date Discount on Open Value Subscription is extended to 7/1/11 to name a few. Did you know we are launching a Microsoft Office Professional Plus No Better Time promotion on August 1st?

Our incentives are designed to help you, our Partner, close more business by increasing your customer's return on investment. Bring the value of Microsoft incentives into your customer conversations and negotiations and don't leave money on the table. Go to the Current Partner Promotions section of the Partner portal or the customer facing  Microsoft Incentives site to keep up to date on all current incentives and become familiar with the detaills and terms & conditions of each incentive.

 Andy McNulty, Partner Territory Manager, Midwest Area (IL, IN, WI)