Hey SBSCs! I’mmm Back!!!

May 22, 2009 – 7:18 am

Thought you could get rid of me that easily didn’t you?  SBSC Rising 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 of 10 SBSC partners - one from each of the 10 Microsoft US Regions.  To be one of ten out of over 7500 SBSC partners asked to be in this group is a great honor.  Our goal is to work with Francois Daumard and Arni Mondloch from Microsoft to make the SBSC (soon to be SMB competency or something similar)  the best it can be in the US.  And trust me, these guys mean business.  They are laser focused on the success of SBSC.  Period!  With advice and feedback echoed from from fellow SBSC peers like you back to Microsoft, they can know what works, what doesn’t work and what additional needs they can meet for this elite channel of partners.   We will also be able to (hopefully) execute some out-of-the-box ideas within areas of the US to see if they work prior to pushing them out globally.  If you have any feedback or suggestion regarding your experience as an SBSC please don’t hesitate to send it my way.  I hold no punches and care more about your success than Microsoft’s so your opinions WILL be heard loud and clear in Redmond.

  1. 4 Responses to “Hey SBSCs! I’mmm Back!!!”

  2. Love the phoenix. Pretty subtle for you. :-)


    Are you still my PAL?

    By karlp on May 22, 2009

  3. Nope, you said you wanted to find new friends. ;-) Your new PAL is here: http://sbsc.techcareteam.com/archives/375

    By Mark on May 22, 2009

  4. hey Mark : congratulations !

    The first thing you should do is figure out why they just changed the rules on Microsoft Financing. Read Karl P’s blog post if you don’t know what I am talking about. New rule says any deal needs to have a minimum 35% Microsoft content requirement. That means almost all SMB deals will be rejected, unless we exclude ALL labor and possibly even some hardware.

    They claim the rules have always been the same, but we all know better. Tell Microsoft they just shot themselves in the foot with providing the easiest way to close project sales for the SBSC community. Unless they change their minds, we’ll all have to deal direct with CIT or else find another company to hopefully offer a similar financing program.

    By Joe Foos on May 27, 2009

  5. Great feedback Joe! I wasn’t aware of the change but will certianlly ask. I didn’t even know Karl had a blog! ;-)

    By Mark on May 27, 2009

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