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
July 4th, 2012 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
As we prepare for Worldwide Partner Conference next week, our biggest meeting of the year (and my favorite meeting of the year), I just wanted to send off best wishes to all of our U.S. based partners who are celebrating the 4th of July holiday today (and anyone else celebrating). We all get crazy- - Read More
June 27th, 2012 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
The other day I put up my Microsoft Office 2010 "How To" Skills Builder Video Series post here on the blog, which includes several collections of "How-to" video series for Microsoft Office 2010. In there, I mentioned that I would be providing additional Microsoft Office training information for you - Read More
June 25th, 2012 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
Are you new to Microsoft Office 2010, or maybe you have been using Microsoft Office 2010 for years and are looking to expand your knowledge and proficiency in using Microsoft Office to do more? Either way, you should check out the free Skills Builder video series from the Microsoft Office Team that - Read More
June 15th, 2012 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
I am extremely happy to share with all of you that the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency is now available! In addition to this very exciting news that I know many of you have been waiting anxiously for, we have continued to have conversations with and listened to feedback from you - Read More
June 13th, 2012 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
This week, Microsoft posted the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2012, which includes updates for products such as Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Dynamics AX, and .Net Framework. This summary includes the following Bulletin IDs: Microsoft Security Bulletin - Read More
June 12th, 2012 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
Believe it or not, it is time for the next MPN Live session, where we will once again have a panel of Microsoft and Microsoft partners discussing hot topics for the Microsoft Partner community. For this upcoming session on the 14th, Kat Tillman and Jon Roskill will be hosting the session, which - Read More
June 8th, 2012 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
Just this week alone, millions of LinkedIn passwords have been compromised along with 1.5 million eHarmony passwords and passwords from Was yours? Based on these recent events and ongoing learnings from the world of online and social media, I am sharing some suggestions on must do's right - Read More
June 4th, 2012 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
Every year, E3 brings a ton of excitement and fun with it as you get to see some pretty incredible things on the horizon. Today at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT, E3 2012 kicks off with the Xbox 360 Media Briefing and you can watch it live in a multitude of ways. Given the high level of interest in this - Read More
June 1st, 2012 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
As you probably saw/heard, yesterday we made the Windows 8 Release Preview available for download. This milestone marks the final development phase prior to RTM (Release To Manufacturing) and it is wonderful to see all of the excitement out there! I'll admit it, I was one of the very excited people - Read More