Microsoft has a great new offer for it's U.S. SMB partners--the availability of Hyper-V Surge!

Hyper-V Surge is a sales rebate designed to help you get higher margins with selling and deploying Windows Server 2012 in customer environments. Microsoft will pay $150 per license of Windows Server Standard and $500 per license of Windows Server Datacenter with the Hyper-V Role activated, thus increasing significantly your margins for every copy of the OS sold and deployed.

Some questions answered:

  • What determines eligibility?  All reseller partners, both managed and unmanaged, are eligible to participate in this promotion. No authorizations or certifications are necessary. The promotion is only eligible if the license is purchased through Open and not through SPLA. The server can be deployed on premises or at a reseller location/datacenter as long as the license is owned by the customer and is a dedicated (not a shared, multi-tenant) server deployment.
  • When is it available?  Hyper-V surge is available for all sales of Windows Server 2012 licenses from now until Friday, June 21, 2013 with all deals registered by Sunday, June 30, 2013 and all deployments completed by Monday, September 30, 2013.
  • Where do I submit a claim?  Claims must be submitted with required documentation by Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM PT. Evidence of Deployment completion must be submitted for validation by September 30, 2013.

You can find a partner-accessible information slide here and updated offer Terms and Conditions can be found here.

For more information, you can email:

Happy Selling!