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Small Business Specialist Community (SBSC)
In 2005, Microsoft introduced the SBSC program. It’s a competency-like designation for partners who specialize in providing solutions and services to the small-business segment. There are some nice program benefits - a specialized logo, deeper training and tools, exclusive sales promotions, partner-ready...
16 Feb 2010
Big Easy 4.1 Webcast starts soon... increase your margins for June
Join Jason Rook and Brad Rozen today at 1 PM CST webcast to learn about The Big Easy Offer 4.1 Andy blogged about it yesterday but we are about to begin the webcast with Redmond Channel Partner Be one of the hundreds of partners to learn how you can increase your margins during the next 30...
3 Jun 2010
NEW - Partner Newsletter Builder Tool (free and only requires a 5 minute investment of time per edition!)
Have you been contemplating starting a company newsletter? Has the time investment and cost held you back from making this part of your marketing mix? Newsletter marketing is a great tool to stay in touch with your customers and prospects and deliver valuable information to them on an on-going basis...
3 May 2010
On the Road Again in North Central...
Hello partners, Just a quick reminder that I will be hosting VAR Summits this week in St. Louis, Kansas City and Wichita. I look forward to meeting you and sharing some of the great features of Office 2010. If you haven't registered and are interested in attending, please click on the North Central...
5 Apr 2010
Close more Office 2010 deals - Partner Training Webinar
Close more Office 2010 deals! Office 2010 Selling Strategies - Join Diana Tibbs, General Manager, SMB - Central Region, as she leads SMB partners through selling strategies and customer conversations including: Upsell and cross-sell opportunities in Microsoft Office 2010 How to handle upgrade...
2 May 2011
Where’s LET BDM, John LaLonde?
Hi North Central Partners. It is with mixed emotions that I am sharing with you the news about John LaLonde. Yes, it’s the end of an era; no more LaLonde and LaBlonde. In February, John accepted a role with the EPG team. But there is GOOD NEWS! Although I am sure you agree with me when I say that...
5 May 2010
The New Microsoft Partner Network
At our WW partner conference in July, we introduced the Microsoft Partner Network, a community born from our continued commitment to serve the needs of our partners and help them reach their full potential. Today, our partners and industry analysts alike rate the Microsoft partner program as one of...
14 Oct 2009
Alert - Critical Product Vulnerability - July 28, 2009 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release (Out of Band)
What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of two new security bulletins and one security advisory being released (out-of-band) on July 28, 2009. ================================= NEW SECURITY BULLETIN SUMMARY ================================= ...
29 Jul 2009
September Central Region Partner Marketing 411 Webcast - recording now posted!
If your target audience in SMB and you are serious about your local marketing and integrating live and virtual events into your strategy, we have you covered with this all new webcast series. If you missed the session this past Friday, do not despair! You can now catch it via th e Partner Learning Center...
30 Sep 2010
Central Region 4-1-1 Partner Marketing Webcast Series continues - check out the archived sessions and register now for the November and December BPOS sessions!
Partner Marketing 4-1-1 Webcast: Learn “How to Transform Your Business with Online Services” - REGISTER TODAY! The Central Region 4-1-1 Partner Marketing Webcast Series is an easy way for partners to get information that can help them effectively reach new small and midsized customers...
27 Oct 2010
Best Practice Sharing
Hey Folks- This blog post is from Jennifer Heard, our Central Region Vice President. As I have toured our areas in Central Region, I continue to be impressed with the quality of our channel. The one request I receive is “tell me what other partners are doing to be successful”. One way that I...
27 May 2009
The Big Easy Offer Returns for June 2010!
The Big Easy Offer is back for one month only! The promotion will run from June 1, 2010 through July 2, 2010. What’s different about The Big Easy Offer 4.1? The Big Easy Offer 4.1 has higher payout rates for the Windows Server family (up to 42%) – creating a great...
2 Jun 2010
Microsoft launches Community Connections – Connecting Partners, customers, and organizations with Windows 7
Microsoft launches Community Connections – Connecting Partners, customers, and organizations with Windows 7 Community Connections is an offer that brings together local Microsoft Partners with Local Business Community Organizations (LBCO), such as a Chamber of Commerce, to help them get access to...
9 Nov 2009
SMALL BUSINESS FOCUSED PARTNERS: GET IN ON THE WINDOWS PHONE 7 LAUNCH ACTION WITH 2 NEW LEAD GENERATION OPPORTUNITIES!
If you are interested in either opportunity listed below, please email myself or Curt Witt, your Central Region Local Business Development Managers: Tracye Foy email@example.com - Midwest and Heartland Area s IL, IN, WI, MI, OH, KY, TN -or- Curt Witt firstname.lastname@example.org North and South Central Areas...
27 Oct 2010
Calling all North Central Area Partners, it's Partner Briefing Time!
Please Join Us for the NCA Partner Briefings! Please join the Microsoft North Central Area Partner team in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Minneapolis for an informative and enlightening Partner Briefing. This fall is a very exciting time for Microsoft and our partners and as the economy has presented...
7 Oct 2009
Microsoft Cloud Fast-Track boot camps in Central Region cities
Join Microsoft cloud experts and members of the Central Region team at our upcoming Fast-Track boot camps this February and March. These one-day trainings, offered to members of the Microsoft Partner Network at no cost, will help you accelerate your cloud sales using demo tools, customer campaigns, and...
18 Jan 2013
It's all about Windows 7
The time is upon us, the moment we have all been waiting for...now let's maximize on Windows 7! October 22nd Microsoft goes live to the public with the release of Windows 7. The Central Region Partner Territory Manager's (Andy, Lisa, Lara and Jason) want to ensure that all of our partners feel completely...
7 Oct 2009
Ever wonder how to best stay connected to the Microsoft Partner Team?
It’s a pretty ongoing basis that I hear questions from partners regarding the best place to find information or stay connected to the local Microsoft team. I’ve got an answer for you, bear with me- it’s a multi-part answer. First up manage your profiles: We need to know who you are and what you...
12 Oct 2009
North Central Area Partner Webcast - You are invited!
Hey Partners, Please join me: Friday May 7, 2010 @ 10AM CST Are you a Microsoft partner located in: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas or Missouri? Want to make more money now? Please join the North Central Area Partner team for an EXCLUSIVE (only...
29 Apr 2010
Central Region LAR Readiness Update - February Edition
Hello Central Region LAR Partners! The Central Region Managed Partner Team in partnership with the Readiness Team will use this BLOG to post Central Region and National Readiness events and resources. With so many areas for you to find training opportunities, both in person and on-line, the Central...
25 Feb 2013
June 2012 Recommendations
Each month, your first-Friday delivery of the U.S. partner newsletter, emailed to you as a benefit of your Microsoft Partner Network membership, contains a list of our recommendations for U.S. SMB partners located in the Central Region. We also use this list to update our Central Region page on the U...
1 Jun 2012
LET Your Mouse Do the Marketing! - Upcoming MARKETING events in Chicago, Minneapolis and Cincinatti
Join us for this exclusive event for Microsoft Partners! Meet Jeremy Epstein, founder of Never Stop Marketing, as he shares survival strategies to grow your business in today’s online marketing environment. February 9, 2010 3:00 – 6:00pm February 10, 2010 3:00 – 6:00pm...
25 Jan 2010
Microsoft Partner Alert : Critical Product Vulnerability, January 21 (Out-of-Band) Microsoft Security Bulletin Release
This alert is to provide you with an overview of Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-002 , the Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer, released (out-of-band) on Thursday, January 21. This bulletin addresses eight vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. Microsoft recommends that partners secure their...
22 Jan 2010
10.22.10 Partner Marketing 4-1-1 Webcast: Learn “How to Transform Your Business with Online Services” - REGISTER TODAY!
The Central Region 4-1-1 Partner Marketing Webcast Series is an easy way for partners to get information that can help them effectively reach new small and midsized customers. These energizing 4-1-1 webcasts take place on the fourth Friday every month at 1:00 P.M. for one hour. Friday, October 22...
13 Oct 2010
Don’t Miss the exclusive North Central Area webcast today!
Hi partners, just a gentle reminder that the webcast is this morning at 10 am CST. I hope you can join me and my supporting cast for a great Agenda of topics including: · Tips for making money now · Things you need to know about changes to the Microsoft Partner Network · Top Ten changes to Office...
7 May 2010
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