Eric Ligman just posted on the SBSC PALs too…

see http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/archive/2007/07/31/4144618.aspx for Eric’s post which also gives contact details for the PALs around the world. My mailbox is protected by Exchange Defender too so take care if sending me any mail. BTW – Ben Walton is the New Zealand PAL but his contact details aren’t on the page. If you’re from NZ and trying to contact Ben ping me and I’ll pass your message onto him in the meantime.

Small Business Specialist Community Partner Area Lead

So there’s been a lot of noise around the place lately about the SBSC PALs that have been “appointed” by Microsoft. There’s not yet been an official announcement yet – I believe this will be coming around September. I figured it was time I came clean and ‘fessed up that I’m the Australian SBSC PAL for 2007/2008. What does this mean? What is an SBSC PAL? What does this mean to you? – All good questions. There has already been a fair bit of explaination of the SBSC PALs by other PALs around the world so rather than regurgitate all … Continue reading Small Business Specialist Community Partner Area Lead

Products coming to end of support life

Got an email from John, my MS partner account manager. He was forwarding on a newsletter called the “Microsoft Support Lifecycle Customer Informational Update”. Some relevant (SBS-ised) inclusions are: SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3a — Support Ended July 10, 2007, Custom Support availableOn July 10, 2007, SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3a (SP3a) transitioned out of its supported lifecycle. Custom Support will be available and additional details are available from your Technical Account Manager or Account Representative. SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 0 — Support Ended July 10, 2007SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 0 (SP0) transitioned out of support … Continue reading Products coming to end of support life