There is a big hole in the mid-market with the loss of the EBS product suite. The Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) announced last year at the World Wide Partner Conference included distinct categories around SMB qualified partners. There were two categories one for S and one for M. Although the small business category seems to be strong the medium business category lost its only unique product offering on March 5 when they canceled Essential Business Server.
As we approach the one year mark on the MPN its seem the competency has yet to take shape and even as the President of Microsoft’s Partner Association in Canada, I don’t have an answer to this question yet. So here comes the question.
Microsoft Partner Group, what are your plans for the mid-market competency? Allison or Pam can you layout the road map?
Thanks for your assistance.