Microsoft Intros Quick-Ramp for Services Partners, Consultants on Virtualization, UC

By Jessica Davis  |  Posted 2009-04-22 Print this article Print

Microsoft is introducing 'Services Ready' for services reseller channel partners. The quick-start program helps partners get up to speed quickly on best practices for consulting with clients and deployment of technology such as virtualization, unified communications, security and other technologies at customer sites.

Microsoft is rolling out a series of "Services Ready" offerings to its top services reseller channel partners to help them get up to speed quickly on technologies such as virtualization, unified communications and desktop deployment.

The new services, unveiled yesterday, will cost, however. Partners will spend $20,000 per technology services offering. But Microsoft contends the investment is worth the price for services reseller channel partners targeting customers in those topic areas.


Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at

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