The site, developed in conjunction with Microsoft, presents the most relevant information about Windows Vista, Office 2007 and Windows Small Business Server products. It also contains advice for making the most margin, FAQs, ‘jargon busters’ and links to further Microsoft online resources.
The Accelerate with Microsoft site is free and VIP plans to develop the website further in the coming months.
“This new website is the ideal resource for customers that want to know how they can maximise the potential of Vista, Office 2007 and Small Business Server,” said VIP product manager Alan Patterson. “It also explains how customers can benefit from signing up to the Microsoft Club and has plenty of links to web pages for more detailed information, all presented in a very simple and user-friendly format.”
Microsoft UK OEM group manager Robert Epstein added: “We are really excited about the launch of this new microsite from VIP. As a new Authorised Microsoft Distributor they are helping System Builders understand how to get the best from our great new products Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007, as well as our established products such as Small Business Server. The site will assist resellers maximise the opportunities presented by these products and from Microsoft’s programmes including the Office Ready PC which is a great new way of selling Microsoft Office. I’m sure the new site will help resellers sell more, make more money and hopefully make it all easier and it demonstrates another way in which VIP adds value to its customer base.”