Archive for the ‘SBSC’ Category

Microsoft SBSC - What’s in it for me?

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I'm often asked by Microsoft Parnters why I evangalize the SBSC program and why their firm should become an SBSC (besides the $1000 of MDF).   After giving several reasons the next thing they always ask is how they can become and SBSC.   Below is Microsoft's answer to both of these questions.    Leading ...

Microsoft TPAMs Ready to Dial!

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Great news for Microsoft TPAM Managed Partners, the dark period is almost over.  I’ve learned today that Microsoft has successfully trained over 35 of their 45 new TPAMs (Tele Partner Account Manager) that will be working with MS Partners via the top four distributors. Per Tim Schmidt, Directory of Inside Sales ...

$1000 if FREE marketing $ to Microsoft’s US SBSC Partners!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Thank me later folks, but for now, get your mouse clicking over to and add promotion code SBSC to claim your $1000 in market development funds (or use the money for reimbursment of other marketing efforts - see for more).  Your account could look like mine:   As your trusted ...

SBSC Newsletter - July 2009

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

  You receive this communication as a benefit of your Microsoft Small Business Specialist Community membership. Welcome to the July 2009 SBSC Program News. This newsletter is designed to present the most current and relevant information about Microsoft incentives, promotions, and opportunities available for SBSC members. New SBSC Advisory Board Announced: A Strong ...

Hey SBSCs! I’mmm Back!!!

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Thought you could get rid of me that easily didn't you?  Well it seems I just can't turn down the opportunity (and privilege) to serve my SBSC community.  I've been asked to contribute this year (Microsoft FY10) on the SBSC US Advisory Board.  The board will be made up ...

Farewell From Me… Meet Your NEW SBSC PAL

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

So after 2 years of as much shaping the role of an SBSC PAL as I did serve in that role it is time to pass the torch to another.  Now appropriately named SMB PAL, your new PAL will be Rick Bahl, an outstanding SMB IT community peer near the ...

FREE Exam Vouchers!

Friday, May 8th, 2009

1000 exam vouchers up for grab.  How fast can you click and type? TGIF!!!

Get on the Bus! Win a free trip to TechEd 2009

Friday, March 27th, 2009

At first I though the same thing, oh no, not another cheesy MS  contest.  Well I was wrong.  This one just might be crazy enough to work.  I actually got hooked in the online game you get to play where you answer questions.  I can neither confirm or deny if ...

SBSC Toolkit April 2009 Edition Contents Announced

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

The contents of your next SBSC toolkit have just been released to your's truly so I'm sharing them with you. We are getting some really cool stuff as SBSC Partners! Product: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Workgroup Edition (version TBD) Enterprise Edition includes Virtual Machine Manager Management Server with software and ...

NEW SBSC Exam Requirements - Goodbye 70-282!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

This just announced publicly in the Microsoft SBSC March Newsletter: "...if you have passed either Exam 70-282 (Designing, Deploying, and Managing a Network Solution for Small- and Medium-Sized Business) or Exam 74-134 (Pre-installing Microsoft Products and Technologies) to receive your Small Business Specialist designation, you must update your exam credentials by ...