Monthly Archives: December 2006

Windows for SBS

 Windows for Small Business Server is the version of the Windows Server OS we use to build Windows Small Business Server 2003.  We are making it available separately for customers who want to build a small business suite without Exchange.

 It is $479US with 5 CALs.  Incremental CALs are $79US each and are enforced, using the same technology as SBS.  CALs are capped at 15, after which point it is cheaper to simply use Windows Server Standard Edition to build a small business suite.

 It is not intended for general purpose use, rather to be used as the foundation for a small business suite solution.  As such, there are limited management configuration tools since administration tasks would be solution-wide, not OS specific.  

 Like SBS, Windows for Small Business Server, is licensed and deployed as a domain controller at the root of the directory forest, trusts to other domains is disabled.

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Posted by on December 7, 2006 in Product Information


Microsoft adCenter Credit for Partners

AdCenter Credit

Act today and you will receive Microsoft® adCenter services to help you launch a search advertising campaign. Microsoft adCenter is a powerful solution to help drive exposure for your business, and we want to provide you—a valued Microsoft partner—with an opportunity to experience the service firsthand.

Search marketing is one of today’s most cost effective ways to reach new customers, right when they’re looking to buy. For U.S. $51, Microsoft adCenter can help our partners access up to 99 million MSN® users – 81% of whom are recent online buyers2.

This exclusive offer entitles you to $150 credit in search advertising clicks on Live Search powered by Microsoft® adCenter. You may also choose to consult with a media specialist through adCenter QuickLaunch who can help build your search campaign at no charge! The QuickLaunch advisory services typically require $900-per-month minimum in online advertising spending. These services are being made available to you on a trial basis as one of a select group of Microsoft Partner.

What is QuickLaunch?

QuickLaunch is an advisory service to help you optimize your marketing campaign .Whether you have existing advertising campaigns or you’re new to the search advertising scene, QuickLaunch is the resource to help get your ads up and running on in no time at all and in front of potentially millions of buyers.

A media specialist can help you:

  • Export your ads and keywords from Google or Yahoo! and importing them to Microsoft adCenter. If you don’t have campaigns, the specialist will work with you to create one.
  • Create your ad for in accordance with adCenter guidelines.
  • Optimize your campaign using built-in adCenter reports and show you how to use the data for future campaigns.


Click here to review QuickLaunch terms and conditions:

Quicklaunch availability is limited to the first 1,000 partners to sign up for this offer, so act fast!

The Choice is Yours

If you feel ready to get started without using QuickLaunch services you can take advantage of up to $150 in free clicks.

Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your business to online customers.

Register Now
To register for this offer please click the link below. You will be prompted to enter one of the two promotional codes, based on whether want to use the QuickLaunch advisory services.

When you arrive at the registration page, you will also be prompted to enter your contact information and credit card, which will be charged a one-time $5 activation fee. If you choose to use QuickLaunch resources, a media specialist will contact you within two business days of completing your online registration.



Promotion codes:

$150 in clicks =



$150 in clicks + QuickLaunch =


Promotion codes expire June 30, 2007.


Click here to register!

If you have questions or feedback, please e-mail the adCenter team at

1 There is a one-time $5 activation fee required to open a new account.

2 Source: Nielsen//NetRatings August-06, US Home / Work combined. Nielsen//NetRatings@Plan, Fall 2006

Promotional Guidelines: Offer valid only through June 30, 2007 (midnight Pacific time) while supplies last. Promotional credit is valid only for new advertisers opening a new account with Microsoft adCenter. The $150 promotional credit does not apply to the one-time $5 activation fee required to open a new account. Promotional credit must be fully redeemed in click spending within 90 days of sign-up. Advertisers will be charged for advertising that exceeds the $150 promotional credit. Advertisers will need to suspend their ads if they do not wish to receive additional charges beyond the free credit amount. Promotional credit good only for residents in the 50 United States and Washington, D.C. Limit of one promotional credit per customer. Promotional credit may not be combined with any other offer or discount, separated, redeemed for cash, transferred, sold, or bartered. Search listings are subject to editorial review. See Advertiser Terms and Conditions for more details at sign-up. Other terms and conditions may apply.

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Posted by on December 7, 2006 in Hot Topic