Yes – that’s right 500 partners around Australia that have seen a fairly intensive insight into SBS 2008 and EBS 2008 from Robbie Upcroft and myself. Over the last 3 weeks, we’ve been to the 5 major capital cities around Australia to ensure that the partners who are invested in the community, i.e. those that attend via the SBS Groups / SMB IT Professional groups around Australia and those in the SBSC channel.
Robbie Upcroft has been a breath of fresh air in Microsoft Australia and I believe will be a key reason why SBS and EBS will be successful here. Robbie "GETS" community and knows that even though there is no metric in Microsoft terms to measure the success of these recent events, he is willing to invest in it to make it happen and give back to those that continue to sell and support SBS at a grass roots level. Look out for more efforts in this area such as the SMB PreDay @ Tech Ed Australia on September 2nd.