By now you've probably heard about the Microsoft Small Business Specialist Program we rolled out at Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) this weekend in Minneapolis and all of the benefits this program will provide to our Small Business Partners. If you haven't be sure to check it out HERE. If you were at the Small Business Specialist Reception we held at WPC, you also heard about this extra incentive that Computer Associates offered during Steve Guggenheimer's presentation:

Computer Associates International, Inc. has announced support for the new Microsoft Small Business Specialist Community by inviting partners who join to receive from CA a Show and Sell kit for its new CA Business Protection Suite for Microsoft Small Business Server Premium Edition, a $2000 value. The CA Business Protection Suites for Microsoft Small Business Server Premium and Standard editions offers protection for both server and desktop resident data for small business’s using or planning to implement the standard or premium edition of Microsoft’s Small Business Server. The suites include antivirus protection, which helps customers fend off the onslaught of viruses while easing antivirus administration and automatically updating virus signatures; Anti-Spyware, which detects and removes tens of thousands of "pests" – including spyware, adware, trojans, denial-of-service attack agents, and other backdoor web-based threats – safeguarding PCs from unauthorized access, information theft and diminished system performance; backup-and-restore protection of desktops, laptops, servers and mobile devices, and advanced system migration functionality that streamlines the capture and transfer of user settings and data during a PC refresh, operating system upgrade or desktop recovery.

The Show and Sell Kit which will be offered to Microsoft Small Business Specialists at no charge for the kit includes: (Nominal shipping & handling fee will apply)

• A free version of the Business Protection Suite for Microsoft Small Business Server Standard edition that can be used in their organization and for demos to their customers.
• A free, 5-user license of the Business Protection Suite for Microsoft SBS Standard Edition that the MS Small Business Specialist can re-sell to a customer.
• 10 live trial cds that they can give to prospects to test drive the solution
• 10 data sheets/collateral that the partner can use to highlight the benefits of the solution to their prospects

More information can be obtained by visiting http://www.ca.com/microsoft/sbspecialist/

So what are you waiting for? Go HERE to learn how to become a Microsoft Small Business Spcialist, enroll in the program, then claim your FREE CA Business Protection Suite Show and Sell Kit.

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Eric Ligman
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement