HP & Microsoft Coffee Coaching Session on HP’s Server offerings with SBS 2011

If you are a Microsoft Partner currently working with Windows Small Business Server 2003, SBS 2008, or SBS 2011, be sure to tune in to this Wednesday morning at 8:00 AM PDT, July 18, 2012. Details are below: During Microsoft WPC 2012 in Toronto, Microsoft announced the release of Windows Server 2012 Essentials edition beta. On July 18th, 2012 at 8:00 am US Pacific Time join Lucy Ellis (HP) and David Fabritius (Microsoft) for a live webcast that will cover Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials features and benefits, customer scenarios, HP Product portfolio and transition plans. We’ll do a Q&A … Continue reading HP & Microsoft Coffee Coaching Session on HP’s Server offerings with SBS 2011

September 17, 2011 SMB MVP Community Roadshow

Join us at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters for the “home-field” event of the SMB MVP Worldwide Roadshow. This is one you will not want to miss! We’ve joined forces with our friends to the south in Portland, The Technology Wizards (www.technologywizards.com), to bring in nine Microsoft MVPs for two power-packed days, Friday in Portland, and Saturday in Redmond. For the Redmond event, arrive at 9 AM for coffee and pastries and a chance to mingle with the MVPs before our 10 AM event start time. If you’re feeling the need for travel, sign up for Portland and Redmond’s events and join us … Continue reading September 17, 2011 SMB MVP Community Roadshow

Microsoft’s Digital Locker is going away

If you have used Microsoft’s Digital Locker for anything (like Vista Anytime Upgrades) you better head on over to the locker room and get your things because this school is a closin’ (they must have took a page from the Seattle Public Schools’ administrative handbook this week). From: Microsoft [mailto:Microsoft@newsletters.microsoft.com] Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 3:54 PMTo: Steven BanksSubject: ACT NOW: Closing your digital locker account Your Digital Locker Account Will Be Closed in August, 2009.  Dear Digital Locker Customer, This is to notify you that on November 20, 2008 Windows® Marketplace  transitioned from an e-commerce site to a reference site. On … Continue reading Microsoft’s Digital Locker is going away

Eric Ligman has left the building…

Congratulations Eric!  You had me worried there when I was first reading your post this morning that you are no longer with the US Small Business team at Microsoft, but now I see you are on a much bigger mission to help our colleagues world wide.  Keep up the great work and make sure you stop by the PSSBS meetings occasionally to say hi.  🙂 Thank you to you for all you do Eric.  You and your family have a wonderful week as you take some much deserved time off. Steve

5W/50 Series – Hiring Your First Employee, How to do it right the first time!

Starting in about 15 minutes from this post, is a Microsoft Partner 5W/50 Webinar that looks interesting if you are a consultant looking to expand your business.  URL for MSFT Partners to get details and register is: https://training.partner.microsoft.com/plc/details.aspx?publisher=12&delivery=249937       Event Title : 5W/50 Series – Hiring Your First Employee, How to do it right the first time! 5W/50 Series – Hiring Your First Employee, How to do it right the first time! Expanding your business and hiring employees can be a daunting task for new and established partners. When you hire someone you take on added responsibility, yet you … Continue reading 5W/50 Series – Hiring Your First Employee, How to do it right the first time!

Microsoft releases the Malware Removal Starter Kit

This is from an email I received this week from Mark Clagett over at Microsoft.  Running into an issue today where I sent it to an end user so figured I would post it here as well.  Thanks Mark for sending out the notice! – Steve ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I thought you’d be interested in this new Solution Accelerator from Microsoft – it’s called the Malware Removal Starter Kit.  It’s a free download from TechNet, and provides you with excellent guidance and tools to help you restore PCs infected with malware.  Here’s a quick overview of what the kit can do for your organization.  … Continue reading Microsoft releases the Malware Removal Starter Kit