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Monthly Archives: December 2007

In Person Training

Enterprise Search Advanced Training – Building and Implementing Enterprise Search Solutions

1/8/2008

Santa Clara

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6871

 

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server for Microsoft Dynamics Partners

1/14/2008         San Jose

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6714

 

Exchange Administrators Guide to Scripting using the Exchange Management Shell (EMS)

1/14/2008         Portland

1/24/2008         Bellevue

2/28/2008          San Francisco

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=7797

 

Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2008 – Sales Track

1/15/2008         Mountain View

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6896

 

Best Practices: Mastering the Mechanics of Growth and Profit

1/24/2008         Bellevue

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6729

 

APO University

1/29/2008         Bellevue

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=8688

 

Windows Server 2008 Partner Preparation

http://www.msreadiness.com/coursedetail.aspx?id=6687

12/17/2007      Bellevue

1/29/2008         San Francisco

1/29/2008         Boise

2/19/2008         Sacramento

                           
 

Microsoft Solution Selling

2/5/2008            Mountain View

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6728

 

Business Intelligence: Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University – Technical track

1/7/2008           San Jose

2/12/2008         Bellevue

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=8697 

 

 

 

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Posted by on December 20, 2007 in Uncategorized

 

Kick Start the New Year

Register for West Region events at http://www.msreadiness.com/westregion

January 4, 2008 – 9:00 – 10:00 am Pacific Time

Microsoft Windows Server 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the most advanced Windows Server operating system yet, designed to power the next-generation of networks, applications, and Web services. With Windows Server 2008 you can develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications, provide a secure network infrastructure, and increase technological efficiency and value within your customer’s organization.

David Kirkman, our presenter, is a Partner Technology Strategist responsible for partner technical sales readiness and customer business case development for Northern California Small-Midmarket Solutions & Partners. David has 10 years of experience in technology as a technical project manager, and business case developer.

February 1, 2008 – 9:00 – 10:00 am Pacific Time

Microsoft Windows Server 2008:

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the most advanced Windows Server operating system yet, designed to power the next-generation of networks, applications, and Web services. With Windows Server 2008 you can develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications, provide a secure network infrastructure, and increase technological efficiency and value within your customer’s organization.

David Kirkman, our presenter, is a Partner Technology Strategist responsible for partner technical sales readiness and customer business case development for Northern California Small-Midmarket Solutions & Partners. David has 10 years of experience in technology as a technical project manager, and business case developer.

February 15, 2008 – 9:00 – 10:00 am Pacific Time

Microsoft SQL Server 2008:

SQL Server 2008, the next release of Microsoft SQL Server, will provide a comprehensive data platform that is more secure, reliable, manageable and scalable for your mission critical applications, while enabling developers to create new applications that can store and consume any type of data on any device, and enabling all your users to make informed decisions with relevant insights.

David Kirkman, our presenter, is a Partner Technology Strategist responsible for partner technical sales readiness and customer business case development for Northern California Small-Midmarket Solutions & Partners. David has 10 years of experience in technology as a technical project manager, and business case developer.

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Virtual Licensing Bootcamp – Join Us For The First  Virtual Licensing Bootcamp

Thursday, January 31st., 2008 9:00 AM PST (US & Canada), 120 minutes

Demonstrating your expertise in providing licensing solutions and services to customers opens new opportunities for you to earn additional income, develop continuing revenue streams, and expand your services business.  Attending this live webcast bootcamp can help you differentiate your services from your competitors and most importantly, help you be recognized as a Microsoft Partner specializing in providing licensing solutions and services. 

We will teach you in plain English what you should know about Microsoft’s licensing programs for small & medium business customers, how to choose the right licensing for your customer, how to leverage Microsoft tools to accurately quote customers, and how you can increase your revenue by leveraging the right licensing programs.

Licensing can be a very confusing topic that raises a lot of questions. 

  • What are the different licensing programs? 
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? 
  • Which one is the right one for my client? 
  • Is each product licensed differently? 
  • How do I know if I’m quoting my customer correctly for licensing? 
  • And, most importantly, how does licensing help me make money?

 

If you have ever asked one or more of these questions, then we can help.

 

Earn Additional Income. Build Continuing Revenue. Expand Your Services

Discover, learn and take advantage of the opportunities offered by Microsoft® Licensing. This live webcast bootcamp will help build your capabilities in the areas of Open License, Open Value and Financing Options.  The new pricing and licensing for 2007 Office and Vista will be included.  The entire session will also be infused by the most common licensing scenarios. 

You should attend IF:

  • You are a reseller or interested in learning more about Microsoft Licensing
  • You are a Sales Manager, Sales or Tech Sales role in your organization
  • You are looking for basic Volume Licensing "101" knowledge or have attended a previous Microsoft licensing boot camp and are looking for a licensing "refresher"

To attend this live webcast, please Register Online (Ctrl+Click).

Small Business Training

The highest rated webcast for the 5W/50 series this entire year!  With a partner recommend rate of 100% and a sat score of 8.62, Partnering with Vendors given by Jane Page with Heartland Technologies, cannot be missed!  On demand and register for the below upcoming webcasts at www.mssmallbiz.com/sbstraining.

SBS 2003 Disaster Recovery without Crisis

12/7/07 9:00 AM PST

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6516

Services – How to Sell and make money with Disaster Recovery

12/14/07 9:00 AM PST

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6517

Windows Mobility Technical Overview with SBS 2003 and Exchange 2003 (Part 1 of 2)

1/11/08 9:00 AM PST

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6518

Building a Windows Mobile Practice (Part 2 of 2)

1/18/08 9:00 AM PST

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6519

Small Business Server 2003 in a multi-location environment…That’s right, you heard us

1/25/08 9:00 AM PST

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6520

 

New Promotions for 2008

PS. If you don’t promote these, you can bet your competition is!

Find out about new sales and services promotions that Microsoft is currently offering its customers.

January 8, 2008 at 9 AM PST

January 10, 2008 at 9 AM PST

Attend this webcast to learn more about the new promotions, offers, and programs that Microsoft has available to help you close business and provide more value add to your customers.

We at Microsoft are bringing in the new year with some very exciting new offers that you would not want to miss! These include partner subsidy promotions that mean direct dollars to YOU! Please join us for a live 1 hour webcast to learn more about these key offers in market in Q3 that you can leverage across a myriad of Microsoft Solutions including Microsoft Office, SQL Server, Windows Client, Exchange Server, and more. This webcast is a great opportunity to understand how best to leverage these offers in your customer conversations.

As your Account Manager, I thought this Microsoft Promotion may be of interest to you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Also, if you prefer me not to forward these types of communications to you just let me know.

         Sign Up!      

If you want to know more about the incentives and promotions that are currently available, sign up for the January 8th webcast here, or the January 10th webcast here.    

          
 

 
 

 

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2007 in Training

 

JUMPSTART – UPGRADE YOUR SKILLS – Trainer’s Prep

You are invited to attend Microsoft’s SQL Server 2008 JumpStart training event. Feb 5-9, 2008, Redmond, WA

Click to Register: http://sqlserver2008jumpstart.microsofttraining.com/content/info.asp?CcpSubsiteID=69&infoid=27

The JumpStart is a 5-day technical training on SQL Server 2008. The training will take place in Redmond from Feb 5-9, 2008. It provides early access to solutions-focused depth content created by Microsoft’s Developer & Platform Evangelism Group and is a beta delivery. The first day comprises general sessions and the subsequent days are broken into four parallel tracks:

1.    Database Infrastructure & Scalability

2.    Business Intelligence

3.    Developer & Software + Services

4.    Upgrades & Application Compatibility

 

NOTE: This is an exclusive event open only to Microsoft employees, SQL Server partners (SIs, OEMs, VARs and non-managed ISVs), Regional Directors and MVPs. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and expenses. You may also choose to register and watch the Live Streaming of this event.

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2007 in Training

 

NorCal Training Offer

Get hands-on experience with Microsoft Server 2008 pre-launch and bring a buddy for FREE

Attend the First Look: Getting Started with Windows Server 2008 (6400A-6413A ) at Learn iT! this January

January 7-9, 2008 at Learn iT! – Santa Clara or January 21-23, 2008 at Learn iT! – San Francisco

Retail Price – $1795 but for Microsoft Certified Partners TWO people attend for the price of ONE

For more information or to register contact Matthew Murawski 415.946.6483 or matt@learnit.com

or

Go to: http://www.learnit.com/default.aspx?tabid=58&a=3&cID=1237 and in the Notes section mention this posting for your 30% MS Partner discount

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2007 in Training

 

Windows Server 2008 Pre-Launch Support

Windows Server Pre-Launch Support  – Private Managed Newsgroup

 

We are pleased to invite you to participate in an Windows Server 2008 Pre-Launch Private Managed Newsgroup provided exclusively to valued solution partners!

 

We listened to your requests for pre-release support and are now eager to offer this resource to help you:

 

  • Post questions about the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 product
  • Learn tips from other partners

·       Engage in partner-to-partner conversations

  • Direct your feedback to Microsoft

 

Beginning December 3, 2007, this private Managed Newsgroup will provide no charge product support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008.  This service is provided in written International English only, with an accelerated service LevelMicrosoft engineers will provide a response to your posts within 12 hours – during the business hours of 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.

 

How do you receive this service and participate in this community?

Four easy steps:

          Access the newsgroup site at https://members.microsoft.com/communities/ws2008/default.mspx

          When prompted, please enter the secure code of “gows2008” (no quotes – this is a one-time registration) and the private Windows Server 2008 Pre-Launch newsgroup support community will load

          Click the topic on the left side navigation bar, and…

          Post your question or issue

 

We trust you will find this benefit useful as you prepare for the release of Windows Server 2008, and we look forward to receiving your feedback.

 

Should you have any questions regarding this benefit, please contact your local Regional Service Center.

 

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2007 in Hot Topic

 

Summary of Some IN PERSON Training

Please make note of these In Person training sessions coming to a location near you!
Of Note is the Solution Selling – this training is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
 

Enterprise Search Advanced Training – Building and Implementing Enterprise Search Solutions

1/8/2008

Santa Clara

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6871

 

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server for Microsoft Dynamics Partners

1/14/2008         San Jose

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6714

 

Exchange Administrators Guide to Scripting using the Exchange Management Shell (EMS)

1/14/2008         Portland

1/24/2008         Bellevue

2/28/2008          San Francisco

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=7797

 

Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University 2008 – Sales Track

1/15/2008         Mountain View

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6896

 

Best Practices: Mastering the Mechanics of Growth and Profit

1/24/2008         Bellevue

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6729

 

APO University

1/29/2008         Bellevue

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=8688

 

Windows Server 2008 Partner Preparation

http://www.msreadiness.com/coursedetail.aspx?id=6687

12/17/2007      Bellevue

1/29/2008         San Francisco

1/29/2008         Boise

2/19/2008         Sacramento

                           

Microsoft Solution Selling

2/5/2008            Mountain View

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=6728

 

Business Intelligence: Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) University – Technical track

1/7/2008           San Jose

2/12/2008         Bellevue

http://www.msreadiness.com/CourseDetail.aspx?id=8697 

 

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2007 in Training

 

HOT Incentive Offers

MS Incentives Offers

 

 

 

Windows Server Partner Subsidy 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates

Ø  Purchase Dates:  April 2,2007 to Dec 31,2007 

Ø  Redeem by Date: Jan 31,2008 

Link

http://www.microsoftincentives.com/winserverpromo/default.aspx

Small Business Server Partner Subsidy Promo

Dates

Ø  Purchase Dates:  August 1,2007 to January 31,2007

Ø  Redeem by Date: February 29 ,2008

Link

http://www.microsoftincentives.com/sbspromo/default.aspx

SQL Server 2005 Partner Subsidy Promo

 

 

Dates

Ø  Purchase Dates:  August 1,2007 to January 31,2007

Ø  Redeem by Date: Jun 27,2008

Link

http://microsoftincentives.com/SQLPromo/

Office Partner Services Subsidy 

 

 

Dates

Ø  Purchase Dates:  August 1,2007 to January 31,2007

Ø  Redeem by Date: February 29 ,2008

Link

http://www.microsoftincentives.com/officepromo/default.aspx
 
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Posted by on December 13, 2007 in Special Offer