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How do I get Microsoft licensing support?
Microsoft Licensing has become easier to understand and manage over the years, particularly as we’ve introduced tools like Microsoft LicenseWise for you to build quotes step-by-step. Not to mention the depth of training available on the Canadian Partner Learning Centre, including this handy 5W/50 Series...
27 Feb 2009
Virtualization, is it being adopted by IT Professionals out there?
Written by Stuart Crawford , SBSC Community in Alberta There are a high number of IT Professionals acting as leaders in the virtualization world, practicing what they preach about the benefits of virtualizing our server environments and doing some wonderful things in the virtualization world. We have...
2 Feb 2009
SBS 2008 downgrade rights and process
A couple of you have contacted me to clarify the SBS 2008 downgrade rights scenarios and process. You should be aware that Microsoft grants the rights to use any prior version of SBS 2008, regardless of which license type you acquire. Your downgrade options are as follow: If you purchased SBS from...
23 Dec 2008
SBSCs get an extra 10% on SBS/EBS migrations with Solutions Pathway
Solutions Pathway is an easy way for partners to migrate their SMB customers to a new solution in the Windows Essential Server Solutions f(WESS) family of products. This means an upgrade to a new product like SBS or EBS can be done pretty easily. In essence, there is a tiered discount model that applies...
11 Dec 2008
Download the new Licensing Reseller Handbook
The updated release of the Licensing Reseller Handbook: October 2008 provides you, as a reseller or influencer, with a no-nonsense approach to our core licensing programs and products. You need to download this so you can be a resource for your customers and recognize all of the possibilities in revenue...
2 Dec 2008
Big Banks put the squeeze on small business - Microsoft Financing to the rescue!
Written by Elisabeth Vanderveldt , SBSC PAL for Eastern Canada In this week’s Financial Post the headline article was all about how small business are seeing customers tighten their belts, which in turn makes us all pay in reduced orders, services, and our own ability to maintain our revenue and sanity...
25 Nov 2008
Getting a grip on the market – UC and VoIP
Written by Elisabeth Vanderveldt , SBSC PAL for Eastern Canada Here we go again with grim news from Nortel, once the Canadian darling of the telecom industry, suffering an immense 3rd quarter loss and, as of this writing, down 28%. Now when it seemed they might even be a formidable partner or competitor...
20 Nov 2008
Getting to know SAM
Written by Elisabeth Vanderveldt , SBSC PAL for Eastern Canada As a Software Asset Management (SAM) specialist I thought this would be a great time, with the pending release of SBS/EBS 2008, to talk about the revenue potential a SAM engagement with current and potential clients can mean for SBSC partners...
16 Oct 2008
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