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  • Blog Post: What qualifies for the Office Up-to-date 50%* discount (UTD) now that Office 2010 is out?

    In January, I put up a post announcing the expansion of the Up-to-date (UTD) 50%*discount offer through Open Value Subscription being expanded to include two prior versions (N-2) through June, 2010 as well as “ How the Microsoft 50%* Up-to-date discount works .” In the announcement post I included the...
  • Blog Post: What is in and what is the price of the two new Microsoft Action Pack subscriptions?

    Since I put up my ,” 15% off Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design Subscription offer ” post describing how Partners could take advantage of a 15% discount promotional offer for the new Action Pack Development and Design Subscription, I have been starting to see a couple of recurring questions...
  • Blog Post: Contest: Office Ultimate, Xbox 360 System, and Xbox 360 helmet giveaway!

    So who’s ready for a contest of skill and strategy? As you know, I like to run contests every now and then to keep things interesting and make sure everyone is paying attention. Some past contests have included: FREE prizes and FREE Microsoft Office giveaway in the 09/09/09 follow me contest! ...
  • Blog Post: 15% off Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design Subscription offer

    As you have probably heard already, the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription is becoming available in two separate offerings, allowing for the rich set of benefits that each offers be more tailored to the Partner types subscribing to each.  Well, for those of you that are interested in the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Professional - $250 off and get an MSDN Essentials subscription offer

    Here is your chance to be among the first to receive Visual Studio 2010 Professional upon it’s release, as well as an offer to help you save some money and get something extra.  Right now there is a promotion running for those interested in pre-ordering the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional...
  • Blog Post: How the Microsoft 50%* Up-to-date discount works and other answers.

    In my Big Announcement! 50%* Off Up-To-Date (UTD) Discount Extended to Office XP and Windows XP owners worldwide! post on January 1st, I mentioned that the UTD discount provided a 50%* discount for every qualifying license you had.  Since then, I have been seeing and receiving some questions on...
  • Blog Post: Partner Promotion Webcast covering multiple offers – Register today

    Yes, we all know that money does not actually grow on trees (it would be great if it did though, wouldn’t it?); however, by taking advantage of any of the several current promotions that Microsoft is offering to its Partners to help their clients save money, it is about as close as you might get. ...
  • 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: Big announcement coming on New Years Day!

    What better way to start the New Year than with some really good news, like an exciting announcement?  Well, come New Years Day, that’s what we’re going to do here on the Blog.  :-)  How many of you were following my Blog back on January 1st, 2008?  If you were, you may recall that...
  • 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: Up to 20% savings on Microsoft Office plus get an upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 included!

    What if I told you that now you can save your clients up to 20% on their Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 purchases and they can receive the upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 when it releases, all included?  That’s right, through the “ Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 No Better Time...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft launches Community Connections – Connecting Partners, customers, and organizations with Windows 7

    For those of you that attended SMB Nation in Las Vegas, you may have heard the announcement of Community Connections made by Dave Waldrop, a fantastic opportunity to bring together Microsoft Partners with customers and Local Business Community Organizations interested in learning about Microsoft Windows...
  • Blog Post: The Big Easy Partner Subsidy Program is back!

    I am very happy to be able to let you know that for a limited time, that the Big Easy offer is back in the U.S. and Canada! That’s right, from now through January 2, 2010, when your customers make a qualifying purchase of Microsoft technologies and submit their redemption request, Microsoft will send...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft expands Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) coverage and cuts prices!

    Access to technology and cost savings are topics that are very important to customers everywhere and the announcement by Microsoft’s Online Services Team yesterday helps serve up a lot of both of these for Partners and customers!  When we first announced the availability of BPOS as a solution available...
  • Blog Post: Watch the Windows 7 Launch Event Live from New York here online

    The wait is over and today marks the day of Windows 7 general availability launch worldwide!  Windows 7 has been setting pre-order sales records and getting great reviews from beta testers, Partners, press, analysts, and more and now it is available for everyone. At 8:00 am PST, the live launch...
  • Blog Post: Win a Windows 7 PC and $7,000 in the 7 Ways To Change The World Competition

    To celebrate the launch of Windows 7 we are launching an exciting new online competition today called 7 Ways to Change the World .  The premise of this competition is relatively simple:  Create a two minute video explaining how you believe a Windows PC could help a nonprofit organization make...
  • Blog Post: FREE prizes and FREE Microsoft Office giveaway in the 09/09/09 follow me contest!

    Here we are on September 9 th of 2009, or 09/09/09, which happens only once every one-hundred years, so I thought we should have some fun with this.  Plus, as those of you who read my Blog know, I like to hold contests every now and then to reward those that follow my Blog consistently.  So...
  • Blog Post: Attend a Windows 7 Loadfest for Partners near you & get a FREE copy of Windows 7!

    We are rolling out a Windows 7 Loadfest for Partners in 50 cities across the US, and here is your opportunity to participate!  In addition, if you attend Microsoft’s Windows 7 partner loadfest events, you will receive a FREE copy of the full product before general availability!  At these Partners...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Enterprise – The benefits of having Software Assurance

    A question that gets asked from time to time is, “Why should I add Software Assurance to my Desktop Operating System licenses instead of just upgrading?  In a simple answer: Access to more benefits for you and your company.  Now, let me expand on that greatly simplified answer… First, having...
  • Blog Post: Get up to 25% off Microsoft certification exams! But act now!

    How would you like to save 15-25% off of your Microsoft certification exams?  Well, that’s exactly what Microsoft if offering right now on select exams to make it easier for you to obtain your Microsoft certifications.  Using these exams, here are just a few of the certifications you can work...
  • Blog Post: $100 discount on SQL PASS Conference!

    The SQL PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) conference is being held in Seattle from November 2 nd – 5 th , 2009 and here is an opportunity for you to receive a $100 discount ! Because we feel PASS Summit 2009 is a must-attend event for all who want to get the most out of their SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Why you can’t get your Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Technical Preview to work

    Earlier today, I saw a few Partners posting to a variety of online properties about how they could not get their Microsoft Office Professional 2010 activation keys for the Technical Preview program to work through Microsoft Connect.  Just a quick update for you, in case you did not see this posted...
  • Blog Post: Win $500 and a Bing backpack in the Bing cashback sweepstakes

    Do you Bing?  Whether you Bing today or not, now is the time to start!  The Bing team has just announced a fun Bing Twitter Sweepstakes where they are giving away cool Bing backpacks with $500 Visa cash cards.  Starting tomorrow, July 23, on Twitter, @bingcashback will be hosting a 7-day...
  • Blog Post: Have you found any of the #WPC09 prizes yet?

    This morning I posted about A New Contest @WPC09 For Today and the way we’d run it today.  The question now is, how are you doing in finding the prizes?  Just to share the fun out a little, here are a few snapshots of some of the prizes in their spots as they were placed, just before I posted...
  • Blog Post: Agenda for #WPC09 today, Tuesday, July 14th

    For all of you @WPC09 this week, here’s a quick overview of the agenda for Tuesday, in case you didn’t look it up on Digital WPC : Just a quick reminder, my Contest for FREE STUFF is being continued today (Tuesday).  Have you found me yet?  I will be giving out some free clues on where I am...
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