Thank you for your valued involvement in the Canadian SBSC Community over the last Microsoft fiscal year.

We have come a long way as a community in these 12 months – taking the right steps to build on momentum and create new progress.  Each morsel of feedback was taken into account as our team worked aggressively to provide sales, marketing, and business programs designed for your needs. I hope that you have seen a visible impact on your business and yourself as a result of having participated in:

  • Training – Monthly Webcasts, All-Access Lounge, Breakfast Seminars, Marketing Bootcamp, etc.
  • Programs – FUEL, Exam Prep, GamePLAN Marketing Tool, etc.
  • Community – PALs, Advisory Panel, User/Peer Groups Support, etc.
  • Communications – Newsletter, Tell Me More, Blog, etc.

However, today it is with mixed feelings that I would like to announce my departure from Microsoft Canada. It has been an amazing experience working with the team and the community, one that I have learned and grown much more from than I imagined.

With this time of learning I have also come to discover new passions and interests that I am eager to explore. It was a difficult decision, but as business leaders you can each understand what it means to follow your aspirations.

Microsoft will undoubtedly continue its strong investment in the Canadian SBSC Community moving into the new fiscal year on July 1. I would like to introduce you to my colleague Wes Cooper (, who will be taking the reigns. Wes has spent more than a year in the reseller team working with other VAR communities, and will be picking up right where I’ve left off!

I would like to also re-introduce you to John Krikke from Onward Computer Systems. John has been a very visible member of our community in the past, and will now take the reins as the Partner Area Lead (PAL) from the amazing work Elisabeth Vanderveldt and Brad Kowerchuk have done over the last year.

Thank you for the time and energy you’ve invested in Microsoft. I wish you all the best as you continue forward with your businesses and partnership with Microsoft. Please feel free to keep in touch with me through LinkedIn or Twitter.

Signing off for the last time as your Canadian SBSC Community Lead…


Satish Kanwar
Breadth Channel Development
Microsoft Canada

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