IT and Business Insights for SMB Solution Providers

Eric Ligman

As the Sales Excellence Manager for the U.S. SMS&P Solution Partner business at Microsoft, my focus is leading our Solution Partner initiatives through our Partner Sales Executive (PSE), Partner Technology Strategist (PTS), Partner Practice Recruiter (PPR) communities to deliver joint success between Microsoft and our Solution Partners through driving Business Excellence.

Microsoft SMS&P Blog
January 24th, 2013 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
The very first MPN Live session of 2013 kicks off today and the topic on tap is Women Leading in the Tech World and their growing influence. The session will be broadcast live this morning at 10:30am PST here in Redmond and as always, you can join in to be part of the session live online. Today's - Read More
January 22nd, 2013 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
  UPDATE: Thank you for your amazing interest in this promotion - all 2,000 free codes have been allocated to partners now.  If you registered to take an exam, please be sure to complete it before 6/30/13 when the code expires. If you need to reschedule or cancel an exam, proper - Read More
January 18th, 2013 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 is approaching quickly, July 7 - 11, and it will be here before you know it. What will also be here before you know it is then end of your chance to save up to $500 on your WPC 2013 all access passes, so I wanted to make sure you know about these opportunities to - Read More
January 15th, 2013 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
UPDATE: We have released the second set of 1,000 FREE Exam vouchers since the first set (below) were all claimed already. Here's how to get one of the second set of 1,000 FREE vouchers. Here is a very exciting offer for partners everywhere (not just the U.S.). Right now, the first 2,000 partners - Read More
January 11th, 2013 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
A New Year Monday was the first day of the New Year back at work for me, and first and foremost, as I stated in my Happy New Year 2013 wishes and a sincere Thank You from all of us at Microsoft post, I'd like to offer up a huge thank you to all of the partners around the world for a fantastic 2012 - Read More
January 7th, 2013 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
Here's some good news to kick off the New Year for our SMB partners. Originally when we launched the Small Business competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, we also announced a $999 promotion for the Silver Small Business competency that ran through the end of December, 2012. Well, I am very - Read More
January 2nd, 2013 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
It's that time of year again, the voting for the 2013 SMB 150 is here. Last year, I had the honor to be nominated for and selected as a member of the SMB 150, an award that honors individuals who have made a significant impact on the worldwide small and medium business (SMB) channel. Well, I was - Read More
January 1st, 2013 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
Ok, here's a post for some fun this holiday season. First, I'll admit it, I am one of those people who really enjoys wrapping presents each year and like to come up with new, fun ways to wrap the presents. At first I started out with different kinds of paper and unique ribbons, bells, or other add- - Read More
December 31st, 2012 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
Happy New Year, 2013, Microsoft partners! As we usher in the new 2013 year, in looking back, there are always those years you look back on that are those easy years, filled with all upside, and then there are those years you look back on that test your resolve and help you see what you are made of - Read More
December 25th, 2012 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
Here on this Christmas Day, I want to take just a quick moment to extend to each and every one of you, on behalf of myself and my family, very Merry Christmas and happy holiday wishes. I have always said how absolutely blessed I feel to be able to have the opportunity to meet, connect and interact - Read More