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  • Blog Post: An overview for partners of the Mobile PC market

    by Ron Grattopp….. If you’ve followed my blog (or Microsoft) for any length of time, you’ll recognize the name Mary Jo Foley, she publishes the “All About Microsoft” blog.  Back on Jan 24th, she published a post, How Microsoft plans to market against the iPad , in which she also published slideshots...
  • Blog Post: Save Time and Costs with the Windows SBS 2011 Standard OPK

    posted by Charles Van Heusen The OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) is now available for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. The OPK is a free set of tools and documentation that help you automate the process of preinstalling Windows SBS 2011 Standard. Download the OPK Today Technorati Tags: SBS...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Branded Marketing Material

    Q: (from Michael) I was following up on the conversation we had at the Intel event in Virginia about the marketing material.  Any help you could provide me on this would be greatly appreciated. We are registered as an OEM partner.   A: (with help from Vic Barakat) As an OEM partner, have you...
  • Blog Post: Downloading and Licensing the Office Preinstallation Kit

    Q: (from Norman) I've been having trouble finding where I need to go to purchase the licenses for Office 2010 Starter. At the Intel show in Philly you mentioned going to oem.microsoft.com which then referred me to partner.microsoft.com, but I didn't find a link in either site to actually purchase. I...
  • Blog Post: OEM Partners can qualify for FREE Office 365 Home Premium

    B  V  A March Special: Office Business and Consumer readiness offer Get a free* digital download of Office 365.  We are giving away 1,000 digital downloads of Office 365 Home Premium to partners around the US and Canada !!! Only the first 1,000 partners who pass a quick assessment on Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server OEM licensing is cheaper, but not always.

    Woody Walton   I commonly encounter partners that buy and then resell Microsoft OEM licensing, especially Windows Server and the Windows Client.   The typical reason for this is usually price, but the ease of purchase also comes into play.  There certainly is a measure of convenience...