For partners in the Small and Medium Business space, the Microsoft Windows Server team has a group dedicated to developing a distributing messaging and tools to support your business.

For this first round of announcements, the team has hosted two marketing campaign web sites: one for Small Business / First Server and one for Mid-Market Server Upgrade:

 

imageSmall Business / First Server - http://partner.microsoft.com/firstserver

Based on SBS Essentials

  • Simplify your life
  • Your Business with you, virtually anywhere
  • Get ready for the future

Target Customer

  • 1-25 desktops
  • No server / desktop as a server
  • Owner makes IT decisions / Office Manager is IT staff

 

imageMid-Market Server Upgrade - http://partner.microsoft.com/serverupgrade

Based on Windows Server 2008 R2 / Hyper-V / System Center Essentials

  • Simplify IT
  • Save Money
  • Grow Business

Target Customer

  • 25-250 desktops
  • Aging servers (80% pre 2008) / limited virtualization
  • Owner & IT Pro make IT decisions / IT pro is IT staff

 

Watch for more announcements and tools.

 

SDeming Face  Steve