[There's a reason that Yoda is the unofficial mascot of SBS.  Size indeed matters not.] Psssttt..... Wanna be let in on a little secret? We've got a new community just about to open it's doors! - THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF THE SBS DIVA
Mon, Aug 23 2004 22:56 bradley

Psssttt..... Wanna be let in on a little secret? We've got a new community just about to open it's doors!

Want to get into the ground floor of a new community?  The Microsoft Small Business Channel Community is about to open it's doors on Wednesday and you are getting a sneak peak if you read this blog posting.  Log in, request a user ID for the site and join the yahoogroups listserve.

'The purpose of the SharePoint site will be to build a repository of information,  links, reference materials, etc. for the Small Business channel members to use and share with all members of the community. It will also be a place for us and them to share marketing ideas, how to sell information, etc. (Such as those currently and shortly to be listed under the "Sales Tools" section of the site now)

 

The purpose of the User Group will be to provide a real-time communication vehicle between all members of the community from around the world and the Small Business channel partners from around the country and world that wish to participate). Community members will be able to post questions and ideas to the entire Community and anyone in the Community will be able to read and reply to that post/inquiry directly with feedback and input in "real-time”.'

 

If you are a seller, consultant, reseller, VAR/VAP, whatever you want to call it to the Small Business marketplace, you need to join in this community.  The news says that Microsoft is stepping up to the Small Business push... well they aren't kidding.

Oh... this makes me feel “vaklempt“ as the Coffee Talk lady would say.  It's the same feeling I get whenever I watch this commercial on “Build your Business“ that is all about building a small business. 

Sniff...Sniff.. excuse me.. I need some kleenix  :-)

P.S.  If you are reading this... pass this link along to those in the world who you think might be interested in this new community... I've already joined and I'm looking forward to interacting with folks from around the world who are all interested in small businesses. 

[Update.. rats!  I almost forgot.  Once you log in and get your username and password, log into a section of the Sharepoint site and on the left hand side, click on “Alerts” and sign up to be alerted when pages get changed.  Consider it like an RSS feed like for the site so that you can go to the site when pages get updated!]

<See this blog post for info on the CRN article on the new community>

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# re: Psssttt..... Wanna be let in on a little secret? We've got a new community just about to open it's doors!

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 7:11 AM by bradley

I wonder how the user accounds are implemented on this site? I would love to be able to publish a sharepoint site that users can 'self register' on, and have them able to create alerts and all, but without having to create domain accounts for them.

# re: Psssttt..... Wanna be let in on a little secret? We've got a new community just about to open it's doors!

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 2:51 PM by bradley

Can the type font for this be made bigger? The feedback can hardly be read without changing the IE text size default.

# re: Psssttt..... Wanna be let in on a little secret? We've got a new community just about to open it's doors!

Tuesday, August 24, 2004 10:29 PM by bradley

It's the style sheet, I'm not sure I have that much control.

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