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Sustainable Business Management Program

Entrepreneurs and small business owners, as the drivers of economic vitality and job creation, have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact in addressing issues such as environmental responsibility, resource productivity, social concerns and global citizenship. Opportunities are available to businesses that position themselves strategically to meet the emerging global trend towards sustainability.

 

This new program will show your organization how to increase profitability and efficiency while becoming a more socially and environmentally responsible business.  Participants who successfully complete this series will be awarded a Certificate in Sustainable Business Management from the California State University, East Bay Division of Continuing & International Education.

 

The program will be offered on Tuesdays April 17, April 24, and May 1 in San Francisco.  For more information and to register, please visit www.eastbaysbdc.org/sustainable or call (510) 208-0410.

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Posted by on March 29, 2007 in Training

 

Talking about Calling All Resellers!

Calling All Resellers!
Whether you are currently a reseller or looking to get signed up with a distributor, you should sign up for our Training and Blitz Day. During the Live Meeting – Learn how to perfect your cold calling skills, regardless of level of experience; this will be a very valuable session. Review why cold calling should be part of your marketing mix, or why not!! What are the alternatives? If you have to make even one cold call – learn/review how to make the most of it. Practice in a safe environment. April 17th – Call against lists we’ll be providing.

Register by sending email to suzl@microsoft.com.
April 12th Live Meeting
April 17th Cold Calling Event
 
 
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Posted by on March 28, 2007 in Hot Topic

 

REV IT UP Sales Challenge

In April & May 2007, sell Open License and you can WIN BIG.  Sales representatives can win Microsoft Zune digital media players or up to $1,000 in cash.  Company prizes include chances to win X-Box 360’s, Microsoft Zunes, cash and a grand prize of a $4,000 trip for 2 to a luxury golf resort. 

 

Hear all of the contest details on our upcoming West Region VAR webcast

April 9th – 1:30pm-2:00pm (PDT)

Meeting URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join

Meeting ID: BT6NQ2

Meeting Key: tqW)$SX4N

866-500-6738 PASSCODE: 387017                            

 

For more information, visit http://partner.microsoft.com/us/westvar for all the details and links to important resources.

 

Ready to sign up?

To qualify and sign up your company and yourself for this incentive, e-mail westinfo@microsoft.com and provide your company name, sales manager contact name, e-mail address and mailing address.

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2007 in Special Offer

 

Three Ways to Win Buy-in in the First Three Minutes

We hope you enjoy this extract of the article by Sam Horn, author of "POP! Stand Out in Any Crowd." If you had a chance to see Sam at our Entrepreneurial Skills Conference on Feb. 8 – 9, you already know she is a consummate speaker who combines wit, warmth, and wisdom to win over every audience member.

 

Are you preparing a presentation? Seeking approval for a priority project? Requesting venture capital for your startup? Introducing a product idea? Did you realize your success depends on whether you capture your audience’s favorable interest in the first three minutes?

 

People today are bb. They’re busy (they have dozens of priorities competing for their attention) and they’re bored (they’ve heard and seen it all – or at least, they think they have). If you don’t quickly prove you’re worth their valuable time and attention, they’ll start checking their watches (or blackberries).

 

Win buy-in with a “Jerry Maguire” opening by fulfilling “the three requirements of the first three minutes of any presentation.”

 

Read all of Sam’s tips on how to have “‘em at hello” by downloading your copy of the March Newsletter at http://www.inventyourfuture.com. (see left hand menu)

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2007 in Hot Topic

 

Windows Vista Search & Organize

Join us for this great webcast on Windows Vista!

New Search & Organize Features in Windows Vista

Tuesday, March 27th at 1:00pm PST

 

Now that launch is officially behind us we can all focus on sustain activities and a big component of that is end user excitement.  This webcast is a continuation of the Tips & Tricks series we started in October.  We have had great success with this series and will continue to offer sessions throughout the calendar year.  Please pass this on to your customers, partners and also co-workers as it is applicable to anyone wanting to learn more about the new features in this great product and getting more productive and efficient right away!!

 

Content Overview:

Discover how the new search and organization features in the Windows Vista operating system enable you to find the information you need more quickly and easily. We explore how to quickly retrieve e-mail messages, documents, and many other file types located on your computer and within your corporate network. Learn how to use tags to organize your information more efficiently so you can easily find it later, no matter where you saved it. This must-see presentation is for anyone who wants to make the workday more productive.

 

Registration Link:

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032333381&Culture=en-US

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2007 in Training

 

Monthly US Partner Readiness Call

This New Partner Call is for our valued partners to get first hand up to date information on the latest trainings Microsoft is offering. This 30 minute conference will cover current trainings and answer questions from our Partners.

                       

Live Web Seminar Schedule

·         US Partner Readiness Call: 4/20/2007    

·         US Partner Readiness Call: 5/18/2007    

·         US Partner Readiness Call: 6/15/2007  

 http://www.msreadiness.com/custompage.asp?pageid=1125

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2007 in Training

 

US Partner Readiness Events Coming to Our Area

Course

Class Start Date

City

Exchange Server 2007 Loadfest

3/29/2007 0:00

San Francisco

POWER-UP! Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging Training for Microsoft Certified Partners for Learning Solutions

4/2/2007 0:00

Mountain View

POWER-UP! Exchange Server 2007 Unified Messaging Training for Certified and Gold-Certified Partners

4/3/2007 0:00

Mountain View

MICROSOFT SECURITY PARTNER ROADSHOW

4/4/2007 0:00

Palo Alto

Windows Vista: Doing Deployment Right!  

4/5/2007 0:00

San Francisco

SBSC Exam Cram with Exam 70-282

4/23/2007 0:00

San Francisco

Mobility Touchdown

4/25/2007 0:00

Mountain View

Microsoft® Messaging and Mobility on Windows®

4/26/2007 0:00

San Francisco

System Management Bootcamp – Sales Workshop

5/1/2007 0:00

San Francisco

SBSC Exam Cram with Exam 70-282

5/2/2007 0:00

Sacramento

System Management Bootcamp – Technical Workshop

5/2/2007 0:00

San Francisco

Windows Vista: Doing Deployment Right!  

5/7/2007 0:00

San Jose

SBSC Exam Cram with Exam 70-282

5/11/2007 0:00

San Francisco

OnRamp 240: Exploring New Web Technologies

5/24/2007 0:00

Mountain View

A Technical and Sales Overview of the High Performance Computing Market Using Microsoft® Windows® Compute Cluster Server (CCS) 2003 LLIFT VW Session Five

4/4/2007 0:00

Virtual Workshop

Microsoft Dynamics

 

 

Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM 3.0 Blended Learning Boot Camp – Applications

4/11/2007 8:00

San Francisco, CA

Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM 3.0 Blended Learning Boot Camp – Customization

4/12/2007 8:00

San Francisco, CA

Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM 3.0 Blended Learning Boot Camp – Installation & Configuration

4/13/2007 8:00

San Francisco, CA

Accelerate! Microsoft Dynamics™- GP Financials Bootcamp

5/14/2007 8:00

San Francisco, CA

Accelerate! Microsoft Dynamics™- GP Supply Chain Bootcamp

5/21/2007 8:00

San Francisco, CA

Microsoft Dynamics GP Business Portal 

5/21/2007 8:30

San Francisco, CA
 
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Posted by on March 27, 2007 in Training