Microsoft Partner Update 1


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I serve on the Microsoft Partner Advisory Council for small business partners. There are members of this PAC spread around the Country and we are charged with getting information out to the communities we participate in. As part of that effort I’m posting items related to the Microsoft partner program here on the blog. I hope that you will find them useful. There’s often that nugget that can get you a rebate, or a second-shot training voucher, a discount or licensing training that can end up making you more money. Keep in mind that this information is USA based.

SMBKitchen Project! A big part of being successful is being “in the know”. This is one of the goal of our Enterprise Solutions for SMB project at Third Tier. If you aren’t subscribed, go here to learn more and get signed up. http://www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Attention UserGroup Leaders! Third Tier would like to offer a member of your usergroup a free subscription to the SMBKitchen Project. Hold a drawing, then send amy@thirdtier.net an email to let her know who won. If you’d like us to give your group an introduction to what this project is all about we are happy to do so.

Selling Microsoft Anyway? Earn more money from it

Higher Margins with Hyper-V Surge Sell Windows Server 2012 and deploy Hyper-V by 9/30/13 to receive $500 on Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition and $150 on Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition. Ends 6/21/13. •https://www.microsoftincentives.com/hypervsurge

Move to the Modern Office Sweepstakes Selling qualifying deals of Office 2013 can be your ticket to an amazing adventure. •http://bit.ly/14mjMF8

Office 365 Fast-Track $25,000 Sweepstakes Enroll and for every two eligible Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions you sell, you get another entry to win a monthly prize of $5,000 or grand prize of $25,000. •http://bit.ly/XPewtQ

VAR Rebate Earn up to 20% in rebates​ when you sell annuity agreements, specifically Microsoft Open Value, both new (L&SA) and renewal (SA only). Ends 6/30/13. •https://mspartner.microsoft.com/en/us/Pages/Licensing/var-rebate-program.aspx

Office 365 Open Incentive Program Earn up to 8% when enrolled partners sell Microsoft Office 365 Midsize Business Suite & Small Business Premium SKUs. Ends 6/30/13. •http://aka.ms/O365OpenIncentive

Online Services Advisor Incentives  Earn up to 23% in Advisor Fees on your Microsoft Online Service Sales, learn how.

Need to learn more about Office 365? Couple of good webinars coming up:

Sign up for them both: http://bit.ly/XWyIfM

Demystifying the Office 365 SKU Lineup 6/11/13 from 10:00-11:00AM PST Presented by Chris Large, Online Services, Partner Business Development Manager.  Join Microsoft experts as we breakdown the latest Office 365 offerings, which includes the newest versions of Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Lync Online and Office 365 Pro Plus. Empower your sales and technical teams with a comprehensive understanding of the services and pricing models available in Office 365 Small Business Premium, Office 365 Midsize Business and Office 365 Enterprise. Technical experts will be available behind the scenes to answer your questions, along with offering access to a toolbox of resources and customer campaign materials. Walk away with a solid understanding of which Office 365 SKU and licensing models are best for you and your customer and the confidence to pitch Office 365 to close your first or next cloud deal.

Learn how to run your business with Office 365 6/18/13 from 8:00-9:00AM PST Samir Kukreja, Partner Technology Advisor. Join Microsoft experts as we review how to kick-start your cloud practice with Office 365 and learn how to run your business on this robust productivity, collaboration and communication cloud solution. We’ll review how to use and position the top 4 productivity tools offered: Outlook, Lync, SharePoint and Office ProPlus. Technical experts will be available behind the scenes to answer your questions, along with offering access to a toolbox of resources and customer campaign materials. Walk away with a thorough understanding of what Office 365 delivers, how to get Internal-Use Rights (IUR) to use within your own business, and how to master productivity tools to excite your potential customers to close your first or next cloud deal.

Go forth and do great things for your clients!


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