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FAQ Gives More Detail on Microsoft's Small Business Competency

We've covered Microsoft's new Small Business Competency here based on a lengthy interview with Microsoft Partner Network General Manager Julie Bennani. If you want the key-to-middling details on the competency that went into effect on Tuesday, I'd still point you to that story, "MPN Small Business Competency: More Benefits, Bigger Price Tag," to get them.

If you're looking for some additional detail, though, some of your questions might be answered by a new FAQ posted on Eric Ligman's blog on Wednesday. Ligman, Microsoft's director of partner experience, hits a dozen questions, including:

  • So what happens to the Small Business Specialist Community (SBSC) benefits we're currently getting once the Small Business Competency launches?

  • After the Small Business Competency launches, can partners still join SBSC?

  • Do we also need to subscribe to Action Pack, like we have to for SBSC, to earn the Small Business Competency in addition to paying the competency fee?

  • Why are "cloud" and Office 365 a requirement for the Small Business Competency instead of just an option?

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Posted by Scott Bekker on May 03, 2012 at 11:58 AM


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