I get word that MS is going to do a “Licensing” event.  Okay folks… all that complaining about licensing is obviously being heard.  I keep telling folks that Software Assurance is working for me. Even in David Coursey’s column he talks about Software Assurance as being a “good thing“.   

Grab a glass of water, have an aspirin or two on hand just in case, but this event should be a MUST DO.  And I totally agree.  Knowledge is INDEED Power!

MS Small Business Licensing for Partners – Microsoft Small Business Channel Training Session

Tuesday, November 09, 2004 11:30 AM – Tuesday, November 09, 2004 1:30 PM (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Welcome Time: 11:15 AM

Language: English-American

Many of you have asked for this session, and now it is here!

Join us for this exclusive, Microsoft® channel-only event.  The “MS Small Business Licensing for Partners,” sales training session is being offered to our Small Business Channel Community to provide you the information and resources you need to differentiate yourself and win more business.  This session was developed exclusively for our channel partners based on feedback and requests from the highly-rated “Triple Your MS Sales in 2004,” and “SA for Channel Partners” sessions we ran earlier in our Midwest Area.  Consider this a MUST ATTEND event if:

    1. You sell to companies with 75 PCs or less.
    2. You want to know the real differences between OEM, Retail, and Volume License software and which is right for your customers.
    3. You want to learn what Software Assurance REALLY is and how to sell it
    4. To learn about current rebates, promotions, and tools you can use to drive more business today
    5. You want to know how your customers may qualify for FREE Microsoft® Office licenses, or FREE training on Microsoft® Office or Server products they purchase from you.
    6. You want to build customer relationships that have them coming back to buy from you over and over.
    7. You want to learn about the NEW Microsoft® Small Business Channel Community

Knowledge IS power.  Come learn how to win more business today! 
Presented by: Eric Ligman – Microsoft® Business Development Manager – US Central Region

Don’t just take our word for it…  Here are just a few comments from other MS Channel partners that have attended these sessions in the past:

–  “Your presentation outlining licensing and software assurance clarifications was quite the epiphany.”
–  “Excellent session.  I would like to attend more as everything makes more sense after attending.”
–  “Outstanding presentation.  Very happy I made the trip.”
–  “This session REALLY helps.”
–  “Wow – fantastic information…  Today was time well spent!”
–  “Excellent presentation.  A lot of information in a short amount of time.”
–  “Great session.  Lots of content at summary & detail level.”
–  “All partners should be required to attend a meeting like this.”
–  “Great presentation!  Very informative regarding licensing.”
–  “Topics covered were excellent, learned a lot.”

To register or for more information on this session, please go to:
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032263703 or
http://www.microsoft.com/usa/events and enter Event ID 1032263703 in the Search box or call 877-MSEVENT and provide them with Event ID 1032263703.  Be sure to register today.


One Response to Have a glass of water and an extra strength aspirin on hand…but BE THERE!

  1. Jeff Loucks says:

    I was just thinking through the nightmare that MS has created with licensing in relation to SA.

    **** Warning brain pain ahead. ****

    Here is an example. If you bought SBS2000 with SA you get LCS for free.

    Do you have to pay for SA on LCS or just SBS 2003. Better keep track of when you bought SA because that will entail different rights. If all you have to pay is SA on SBS2003 then SA for SBS2003 will have different rights based on whether or not you had SA with 2000. You think that is complicated wait until the next generation…

    I feel a migraine coming on.