Announcing the new Big Easy Offer for 2011!

The offer will run from May 2, 2011 through June 30, 2011.

About The Big Easy Offer 2011

The Big Easy Offer 2011 allows US customers who make a qualifying purchase to earn a partner subsidy. Similar to previous Big Easy Offers, you can benefit from subsequent purchases of software solutions, hardware and / or services by customers cashing in their subsidy checks.

What’s new about The Big Easy Offer 2011?

  1. A simplified payout structure  – a single payout percentage to be applied on a per product basis, regardless of the number of product groups included in the agreement
  2. At least 2x payout on Open annuity – helping our partners drive the annuity focus through Open Value and Open Value Subscription licensing programs
  3. Relatively higher payouts on growth and emerging solutions – enabling you to catalyze small and mid-sized business adoption of Virtualization and server management, and Security and Identity solutions

Your call to action

Familiarize yourself with the Offer details. The full Offer Bill of Materials can be downloaded from the Microsoft Partner Network portal.

Alert your customers. Attached for your convenience is the customer-ready email template. (From May 2, you can direct your customers here where they can access the subsidy calculator, list of included products, redemption form, and the complete Offer Terms and Conditions.)

If you have any questions, email bigeasy@microsoft.com.

We are confident The Big Easy Offer 2011 will help you close out the quarter strong!

--Kevin