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The HP/Microsoft Frontline Partnership Has Funding Again

With a load of new products to promote, it looks like HP and Microsoft are funding the HP/Microsoft Frontline Partnership again. (Tip of the hat to Arlin Sorensen's Peer Power blog for finding this nugget.)

For those of you unfamiliar with this great program, it's for partner companies that belong to both the HP and Microsoft partner programs. Funding is available for events and there are marketing campaign materials available for Microsoft software packaged with HP hardware.

In this version, the two vendors are suggesting campaigns around Windows 7 with HP notebooks and desktops, Exchange 2010 with HP ProLiant G6 servers, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Essential Business Server or Small Business Server 2008 with HP ProLiant servers, SharePoint 2007 with HP ProLiant servers, and Microsoft Hyper-V with HP storage and servers.

We've been big fans of the Frontline program at RCPU. In fact, our biggest complaint was that even as Microsoft and HP were promoting the program last year, they were running out of money for it, and the bean counters in the companies weren't committing new dollars.

My advice is get in on this deal fast before the money runs out again.

Posted by Scott Bekker on October 26, 2009