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 OEM Server Acceleration Program for Resellers

For resellers, the OEM Server Acceleration Program offers a simple way to expand server business offerings. You can deliver server products through two solution scenarios: First Server and Virtualization. Following the great success of the recent Server Acceleration Program launch, we have updated the materials to include Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials for the First Server scenario.

Note Coming Soon! Server Acceleration Program 2.0+! Please check back in October 2013.

​Training Resources

Resellers have requested more technical training resources on Microsoft server software. All the training materials you need to get started are organized according to the two solution scenarios.

First Server Virtualization
Make Money with Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation: Identifying and Selling to Small-Business Customers Competing with VMware: Case Studies and Objections
Make Money with Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation: Setting Up File and Print Services Competing with VMware: Technologies
Selling Small Business Server 2011 – Partner Opportunity
Selling Small Business Server 2011 – Objection Handling
Small Business Server 2011 Sales Training for VARs

Note Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation is not available through Distribution in the United States.

Marketing Resources

The OEM Server Acceleration Program provides ready-to-use marketing materials to help you start selling Microsoft server solutions.

First Server

Resource Description
Give this trifold brochure to your customers to help them determine the appropriate server solution.
Show customers the small-business advantages of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, including business application support and quick connection to online services.
Show customers the small-business advantages of Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation, including data loss protection, security, and employee productivity.
Show customers the advantages of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, including enterprise-quality productivity and backup and recovery support.
Review at a glance the specifications and hardware requirements of Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials.
Review market opportunities for Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and learn to identify prospective customers.
Learn what the Microsoft OEM Reseller Option Kit (ROK) is and how to sell it.
Follow this guide to select the most appropriate server solution to meet your customers’ business needs.
Use these web banner ads to drive interest in server solutions.

Virtualization

Resource Description
Show customers the advantages of cost-effective virtualization with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.
Show customers the advantages of reliable, scalable performance with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.
Show customers the advantages of proactive IT management with Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010.
Show customers the advantages of comprehensive and scalable management with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 Workgroup Edition.
Learn answers to frequently asked questions about virtualization licensing.
Learn what the Microsoft OEM Reseller Option Kit (ROK) is and how to sell it.
Use these web banner ads to drive interest in server solutions.

Boot Camp Modules and Resources

Microsoft Authorized Distributors may be hosting an OEM Server Acceleration Boot Camp in your area. Be sure to check their training calendar. Whether you have attended a boot camp or not, you are welcome to download the training material below to increase your level of knowledge on both offerings: First Server and Virtualization.

Promo Zone
Server Syndication
Review how to access key marketing, sales, and technical resources in the Microsoft Partner Network.