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  • Blog Post: Announcing the new Microsoft Info Partner Mobile App for Windows Phone

    I am very happy to announce that the new Microsoft Info Partner mobile app for Windows Phone, which is now available for download in the Windows Phone store. This Windows Phone mobile app brings you Microsoft resources, information, insights, tips, and more, delivered right to your phone, when and where...
  • Blog Post: Money, money, money! Are you claiming yours through the Big Easy offer?

    In case you missed the news, the Big Easy Offer is back! Yes, The Big Easy Offer 8 is now in market, enabling your clients to receive a subsidy payout of up to 30% for additional purchases of Microsoft software licenses or associated services. For those of you that have been around awhile, you know that...
  • Blog Post: The Big Easy Offer is back! Partner subsidy funds are waiting for you.

    Once again, one of the most popular promotions that we have offered over the years, the Big Easy Offer , is back! That’s right, the Big Easy Offer that provides a subsidy check to customers who make qualifying license purchases that they can they use with a Microsoft partner of their choice for implementation...
  • Blog Post: You only have 5 weeks left to take advantage of the Big Easy Offer in the U.S. and Canada!

    As I have mentioned here on the blog several times in the past, the Big Easy Offer is always one that is a favorite among partners whenever it is in market due to the fact that it translated directly into dollars that their customers can use to do more business with them based on deals they close during...
  • Blog Post: Big Easy Offer 2011–It’s back!

    Here is some great news that the U.S.Team has announced for all of the partners in the U.S. – The Big Easy Offer is now back in market and runs from today, May 2nd, until June 30, 2011! As you probably know, the Big Easy Offer has been a very popular offer among partners in the U.S. based on the way...
  • Blog Post: Did you miss any of these resources and links from this past week?

    It is hard to believe how fast this week has flown by and that it is Friday already; however, in looking back over the past 7-10 days, it has been a very busy time with lots of information being shared and discussed and great feedback from partners about these. Some of you may remember back in January...
  • Blog Post: Yes, the Microsoft Big Easy Offer is back and going on now!

    For the partners in the U.S. and Canada, you may recall when we first launched the Big Easy Offer: The Big Easy Offer is now live on Microsoft Incentives and since that day, the Big Easy Offer has continued to be a favorite among customers and partners.  The Big Easy provides a way for customers...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft October security updates & webcast, plus security resources for you

    Yesterday, as part of our routine monthly security update cycle, Microsoft released 16 new security updates to address identified vulnerabilities.  If you were following my Twitter feed yesterday, you probably saw a few announcements I made about this.  For those of you not yet following my...
  • Blog Post: Announcing: Microsoft Security Essentials available FREE to Small Businesses in October!

    Here is some great news for all of the small businesses out there from Microsoft that I am very happy to be able to tell you about! As we all know, small businesses are under incredible pressure to: Reduce operating costs Improve productivity Grow their business Do all of this in a very challenging economic...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft cloud computing & cloud services – So much more than just BPOS

    “Cloud” – Now there’s a topic that I had multiple conversations with Microsoft partners about at Worldwide Partner Conference, as well as one that was covered in many presentations, communications, sessions, updates, etc. both at Worldwide Partner Conference but also since then.  One thing that...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit with software usage tracker

    Here’s a great new update to the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit that will be demoed here at #WPC10 for partners that I think you may be interested in.  For those of you that follow my Blog regularly or subscribe to my RSS feed , you may recall previous posts I have done about the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: The “Big Easy” Offer is back! But for a very limited time…

    Over the years, one of the very popular offers we’ve had in market from time to time is the “Big Easy” offer which allows you to not only receive a partner subsidy check from Microsoft when you acquire Microsoft technology solutions, but it also allows you to increase the amount you receive for each...
  • Blog Post: An early announcement: The Big Easy Offer is coming back in January!

    R emember in my, “Big announcement coming on New Years Day!” post back on December 18th I mentioned that I was hoping to possibly have a second announcement to make?  Well, it turns out that the second announcement is happening and we’re able to make it now instead of having to wait until the 1st...
  • Blog Post: Several promotions ending December 31st! Use them before they are gone

    Yesterday I posted about how you can help your clients get Up to 20% savings on Microsoft Office plus get an upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 included through the “ Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 No Better Time Promotion ,” we have going on right now, but that you should hurry to take advantage...
  • Blog Post: The New Efficiency Virtual Launch Event on Sept. 29th. Join us and submit your questions.

    Next Tuesday, September 29 th , you have the opportunity to join us as part of Microsoft’s Virtual Launch Event for a kick-off discussion on “The New Efficiency” live from San Francisco at www.thenewefficiency.com .  While the event is taking place live in San Francisco, you will be able to attend...
  • Blog Post: Partner Learning Paths – Available on the Partner Learning Center

    As you probably know, we offer a ton of online training through Live Meeting for Partners on a larger variety of topics.  These can be product specific, program specific, audience specific, general topics, and much, much more.  Have you ever found yourself looking for guidance though on which...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 Released and Now Available to Download

    For those of you that follow my Blog regularly or subscribe to my RSS feed , you may recall back in June when I posted about the “ Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 Beta Being Released and Now Available to Download .”  As a recap, the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit is an integrated...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 Beta Released and Now Available to Download

    Here is some very exciting news, whether you used the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit in the past or not. The Version 4.0 Beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit is now available! The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit is an integrated planning toolkit that makes it easier...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Gear Up Worldwide Sales Toolkit Cheat Sheet

    Back in November, I put up a post letting you know about how the Microsoft Gear Up Sales Toolkit will now be available online . If you have not used the Gear Up Sales Toolkit yet, you really should, since it combines a wealth of information for you and your staff! Now, to make it even easier for Partners...
  • Blog Post: Digital Distribution of Microsoft Software Benefits is Now Live!

    So be honest, how many of you Partners have asked (or thought), “Hey, Microsoft! Why can’t we download our Action Pack software so we can have access to it faster than having to wait for you to ship us a bunch of DVDs?!” Not to mention the fact that having it accessible via download vs. the DVD means...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Small Business Specialist 4 Hour Technical Support Expanding to over 50 products!

    Some of you may recall back when we announced the SBSC Exclusive 4-hour response time managed newsgroup , where Microsoft Small Business Specialist Partners could now get 4 hour response times to their technical questions through our Online Technical Communities on some of the top SMB products, such...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Now Available

    Many of you have probably used the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit in the past in migration and upgrade planning for your clients. Now, the latest version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit is available, with many new and improved features. Microsoft Assessment and Planning...
  • Blog Post: New Volume License Rights - Application Server License Mobility

    Just released, an important new Microsoft Volume License brief, “ Application Server License Mobility ”, has been posted to the Microsoft Volume License Briefs site , which describes new Microsoft Volume Licensing rights that enable server application licenses to move more freely across servers in a...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Midsize Business Solutions Brochure – Another exclusive offer here on the Blog

    Some of you may recall the “Microsoft Small Business Solutions Brochure – Exclusive offer for my Blog readers” post back in February where I offered 50 free copies of the Microsoft Small Business Solutions Brochure to the first 50 people who requested them through the Blog. Well, we have just released...
  • Blog Post: Big news: Open Value Subscription launching in the U.S. and Canada!

    Attention Microsoft Partners, it’s the first day of the New Year and it’s time for the first breaking news announcement of 2008… We are thrilled to announce that on March 3 rd , 2008, Microsoft will be launching the Microsoft Open Value Subscription Program in both the U.S. and Canada. This is an exciting...
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