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The Big Easy 10 Offer is back! Claim your money now.
Several years ago, we introduced a The Big Easy Offer, a program that provides Microsoft partner subsidy dollars to companies that purchase qualifying Microsoft products through various Volume Licensing programs, such as the Open Business, Open Value, and Open Value Subscription programs. Since that...
20 Mar 2013
How to Sell Office 365 through Open License and Full Packaged Product – What Partners Need To Know
Back in January, I put up a post Announcing Office 365 through Open and the New Office availability! In there I mentioned the announcement we had made about the upcoming availability of Office 365 through Open, which is an incredibly exciting opportunity for our partners everywhere that have been asking...
22 Feb 2013
Collection of more than 40 Windows 8 Partner skills and training resources for you
To help keep you up to date on some of the new, as well as some of the existing Windows 8 skills development and training resources we have available for you, I am sharing a collection of February updates here for you to use: What’s New: New in the Partner Learning Center (PLC): Pitch Perfect: Windows...
21 Feb 2013
The Big Easy Offer is back, and don’t forget about Cloud Easy too!
Last month I told you about the “Cloud Easy” partner subsidy program that was announced and launched for partners in the United States. As I mentioned at the time, Cloud Easy is very similar to the very popular “Big Easy Offer,” only it is specifically aligned with our Microsoft online solutions. Well...
2 Oct 2012
2012 Microsoft Partner Of the Year Award Winners and Finalists Announced! Congratulations to you all!
Today, Microsoft announced the 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists. These winners and finalists were selected from nearly 3,000 entries coming in from over 100 countries! Wow, that’s an impressive number of submissions, partners! Thank you to all of you that submitted your...
25 Jun 2012
The Big Easy Offer extended in Canada through May 31st, so be sure to get your money!
Recently, I let you all know about the Big Easy Offer and how to participate in it in my Money, money, money! Are you claiming yours through the Big Easy offer? post. One thing I called out in the post, to help avoid confusion, is the fact that the Big Easy 8.0 offer page states that only the U.S. offer...
10 Apr 2012
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...
6 Apr 2012
How to get your WPC 2012 Partner Award nominations in now. Time is running out!
With each passing day, we get another day closer to Worldwide Partner Conference 2012, which is July 8-12th in Toronto this year. I absolutely love Worldwide Partner Conference and it is by far my favorite conference of the year! What is also getting closer with each passing day is the deadline to get...
30 Mar 2012
The top posts of 2011, and of all time
Welcome to 2012, everyone! I certainly hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and New Year’s Day. To kick off the 2012 year, I thought it might be fun to look back at 2011 quickly to see which of the posts here on the blog you all came to and visited the most. With that, below is a list of the top...
3 Jan 2012
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...
20 Sep 2011
How to see what eLearning courses you get included in your Software Assurance benefits
As many of you are probably already aware (and if you’re not, you should be), one of the very beneficial benefits included with Software Assurance is a benefit called “ eLearning .” In fact, training is one of the very beneficial Software Assurance benefits that is underutilized by many clients. Here...
30 Aug 2011
Welcome to the new Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) experience
I am happy to announce that the updates I mentioned in my Changes coming to Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) August 15th post from a couple of weeks ago are now live across all of the servers and available to our customers and partners around the world, as you can see here to the right...
16 Aug 2011
How to, for some typical/requested items in the new VLSC interface
As I mentioned in my Changes coming to Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) August 15th post this morning, the new VLSC interface which is launching on August 15th brings with it a new user experience designed to improve your interaction with the site. Because the new interface provides you...
1 Aug 2011
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...
26 May 2011
Some of the top information you may have missed
As I have mentioned here in the past, I look to share information with partners across a variety of platforms, some of which include: my Blog , my Twitter account , and my LinkedIn account . Through these various communications, I often share links to a variety of resources, information, downloads, and...
9 May 2011
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...
2 May 2011
How to get 50%* off your Microsoft Office Professional Plus payment this year
How many of you remember the former offer we ran that provided you with up to 50% off your first year payment of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 if you had a qualifying version of Microsoft Office already that ended at the end of 2010? What if I told you that right now you could get the 50%*...
30 Mar 2011
Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) updates this weekend
This weekend, as we continue making improvements in the online experience for our partners across our various web properties, we will be performing some maintenance and improvements that will require some features to be offline for a little while. As such, I am posting this update here so that...
8 Feb 2011
Just over 2 weeks left to take advantage of Microsoft 50%* off N-2 promotion
Are you looking to take advantage of the Microsoft 50%* off N-2 promotion? If so, you had better hurry up and get your order in! Why? Simple, because as announced in my Microsoft 50%* off N-2 promotion continued through end of 2010 post, the N-2 promotion is going to expire at the end...
14 Dec 2010
Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center to add auto-provisioning, offline access, & more
As I have mentioned in several of my recent posts, such as Simplifying your Microsoft Partner Network Portal Experience , we are constantly working to enhance the experience of our customers and partners to make it easier to do business with Microsoft and to simplify your access to resources and benefits...
9 Nov 2010
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...
4 Nov 2010
Microsoft Office 2010 Now Available Worldwide – Info and resources for you
After the initial rollout of Microsoft Office 2010 to businesses with Software Assurance back on April 27th and then becoming available through our Volume Licensing programs for business customers in May, today Microsoft Office 2010 becomes available through over 35,000 retail locations and on new PCs...
15 Jun 2010
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...
7 Jun 2010
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...
10 May 2010
Last round of VLSC updates with Add Open License webcasts on Wednesday. Are you registered?
Back on the 14th, I put up a post about the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) Improvements Webcasts for Partners that we scheduled for last Wednesday, April 21st, and this Wednesday, April 28th, including the links to register to attend any of the six sessions we are hosting. As...
26 Apr 2010
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