Archive for the ‘MS Partners’ Category

Get Your EBS On!

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

I'm excited to share that Chris Rue will doing a 5W/50 Webcast on Essential Business Server tomorrow.  Now he says, "There will be a smidge of technical talk, mainly to assure that everyone tuning in has the base knowledge of EBS that will be needed to understand the bulk of ...

Thrive vs Survive

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Kudos to Microsoft  and their User Group Support Services for their latest efforts to support IT pros whom are facing the reality of an uncertain economic future.   Regardless of whether you are currently enjoying good fortune, barely surviving or really struggling, you should check out the resources Microsoft has consolidated ...

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 ...

A Must See Webinar

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

As a user group leader myself I know how hard it is to secure good speakers on a consistent basis.  Sometimes my group members are even forced to listen to me present (yet they keep coming back).   Heck, I will let just about anybody speak to my group.                             ...

Got Web Widget?

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Have you put a widget on your web site yet?  What's a widget you ask?  Actually they can do all sorts of things and were initially made popular by sites like MySpace and FaceBook and via advertisers on most of your popular sites.  Of course many were first exposed to ...

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 ...

An Open Letter to the Members of the Microsoft U.S. Small Business Specialist Community - From Cindy Bates

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

February 2009 Dear Partners, I am writing you today to thank you for your involvement and membership in the Microsoft Small Business Specialist program and to bring to your attention some program benefits that you might not currently be taking advantage of. Our commitment to the SBSC community remains strong, and I ...

BIG Changes Coming to the Microsoft Partner Program

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Want to know more about the changes coming to the Microsoft Partner Program that WILL affect all Partners?  Well we can't tell you everything yet but we can tell you that one of the big changes is the "Next Generation" of certifications.   Learn more about the new certification paths from Microsoft ...

Calling All Guinea Pigs, Come Resell Google Apps!

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

It doesn't look like the resellers are going to be running to Google's new Reseller Program according to Scott and Kevin's reports at CRN.  Quotes like, "My sole experience working with Google so far has been via their Postini offering, and that interaction taught me that Google hasn't figured out ...