WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT UPGRADING THE DESKTOP? Why upgrade? Because your people need the tools to drive your business success. There are four basic areas in which people drive the success of a business:Improve operations. Many companies succeed by focusing on operational excellence and effective cost management. Specifically, they strive to simplify their business processes to make their employees more productive and efficient. These organizations often generate more information that is increasingly valuable, but also increasingly hard to locate and use in a meaningful way. Develop customer relationships. Customers are at the heart of every business. Without them, we have no revenue stream, no profits, and no future. Companies who excel at developing relationships with their customers and partners often provide the highest levels of service and achieve maximum profitability. Build partner connections. The third area of focus for successful, people-driven companies is in building connections beyond the boundaries of the business. Collaboration across organizations, across firewalls, and across borders is becoming commonplace. With ecosystems expanding, the opportunity to work effectively with the ecosystem in your industry can give you an edge over your competition.Drive innovation. Technology can play a huge role in helping businesses gain a competitive edge in their market segments. Innovators use technology to evolve new ideas and concepts that can ultimately increase the value in their products and services. Innovation can also help companies to commercialize those ideas and products, and then profitably ship them to customers.OTHER OPPORTUNTIES FOR PRESENTERRegional: Insert examples, where possible, of local midsize companies that are leaders in one of these four areas.Technical Decision Maker (TDM) audience: Use companies that are clearly driven by some technology leadership.
WHY UPGRADE NOW? Because your challenges will not wait for the markets to recover. Computers, applications, and networks must simply work with the budgets and IT resources at handTime is priceless when more is needed, in more places, with more collaboration and less learningSecurity is paramount when backup outages, theft, viruses, and the value of data continue to riseBottom Line: Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP (except for critical security issues) after 4/21/2010. That’s a little over 1 month from now.The unspoken message here--those who wait risk being even further behind when recovery arrives.
HOW CAN SOFTWARE HELP? The role of software is simple: In the hands of your people, It can help to simplify current challengesAnticipate new conditionsAnd create new opportunities to contribute.And that is the reason we are talking to you today. We want to highlight some software programs that can be key tools in making your business run efficiently and productively.
NOW IS THE TIME for you to realize these benefits from software--specifically, from Windows 7. Developed through work with small and midsize organizationsDesigned for the challenges you face dailyComplementary to the 2007 Microsoft® Office SystemCapable of helping you be smarter, leaner, saferReady to help you prevail now--and prepare for growth
WHY ARE WINDOWS 7 and the 2007 Microsoft Office system are “better together for your business”?Windows 7 and the 2007 Microsoft Office system:Work the way you want (you and your customers) by building on the foundations in Windows and Windows Server to offer more speed, reliability, compatibility, networking, and cost control. Help you get more done by being easy for everyone to use--for easier productivity, training, and mobility.Help you safeguard your work by increasing security and backup, and reducing risk.<more detail as needed; customize delivery for each customer>Works the way you want: Windows 7 is designed to be faster and more reliable than Windows XP SP1, and enables a wide variety of devices and applications, including many older Windows XP applications. Windows 7 also makes it easier to solve PC problems quickly, and to share files and devices—whether you have a server or not.Helps you get more done: Windows 7 and Office 2007 make it easier than ever to find what you need quickly, and to work smarter and more intuitively. They also enable workers to be more productive at work, at home, or on the road, and to collaborate and share across boundaries.Helps you safeguard your work: Windows 7 has a strong security foundation, with features that help protect users and systems against malware and other forms of security threats. Plus, Office 2007 incorporates new features that defend the organization against spam, phishing, and the loss of intellectual propertyWorks the way you want.Windows 7 is designed to be faster and more reliable than Windows XP SP1, and enables a wide variety of devices and applications, including many older Windows XP applications. Windows 7 also makes it easier to solve PC problems quickly, and to share files and devices—whether you have a server or not.Helps you get more done.Windows 7 and Office 2007 make it easier than ever to find what you need quickly, and to work smarter and more intuitively. They also enable workers to be more productive at work, at home, or on the road, and to collaborate and share across boundaries.Helps you safeguard your work.Windows 7 has a strong security foundation, with features that help protect users and systems against malware and other forms of security threats. Plus, Office 2007 incorporates new features that defend the organization against spam, phishing, and the loss of intellectual property
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY WORK THE WAY YOU WANT? That all depends on what you want. Faster and more reliable OS• Windows® 7 is responsive and ready – you can start using your PC quickly with fast startup, shutdown, sleep, and resume from standby.• Windows® 7 is designed to be more reliable than Windows Vista® SP1. Use a variety of applications and devices • Windows® 7 Professional offers Windows XP Mode*2, giving you the flexibility to run many older Windows XP productivity applications directly from your Windows® 7 desktop, thus helping you realize cost savings and reduce possible operational downtime by extending the life of existing software while gaining the benefits of Winodws 7 Control costs• Monitor cash flow, track progress, and see future opportunities more easily. New templates, conditional formatting, and PivotTable® dynamic views in Office Excel® 2007 help you create your budget, review sales performance and invoices, and visualize your company’s larger financial picture.• Cut the costs of outsourcing to agencies and do it yourself! Create professional-looking documents, presentations, and marketing materials from your desktop. SmartArt® graphics help you visually represent your information and ideas. They’re available in Office Publisher 2007, Office Word 2007, and Office PowerPoint® 2007. Lots of templates available online.Solve PC problems quickly• Spend less time and money resolving PC issues. The powerful diagnostics and troubleshooters built into Action Center in Windows® 7 Professional makes it easier to resolve many IT issues yourself.• See what went wrong on a users PC with the Problem Steps Recorder2, which can record step-by-step screen shots of the user’s actions. Share files and devices easily – whether you have a server or not • Even if your organization does not have a server, you can take advantage of HomeGroup to easily share documents, printers, and more across multiple Windows® 7 PCs with Windows® 7. • If your organization does have a server, Windows® 7 Professional lets you connect PCs quickly and more securely to your wired or wireless domain network (with Domain Join*). Combined with Group Policy Control *2, you can even better manage security and costs of multiple PCs. Upgrade and Deploy more easily• Upgrade your PCs and keep users data and settings with User State Migration Tool and Windows Easy Transfer.
WHEN WE SAY GET MORE DONE, we’re talking about big things and little things that add up to more productive days. Find what you need quicklyFind the customer record, email, or application you need from your computer or network almost instantly with Windows Desktop Search. Quickly reach the files you are using most with Jump Lists. Find information in Outlook in seconds Advanced search features in Office Outlook® 2007 help make it easier than ever to find keywords, dates, and more within e-mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks.Reduce the time employees spend managing their e-mail. New filters and rules in the Microsoft Office Outlook® 2007 help make it easier to sort e-mail and organize tasks. Work smarter and more intuitivelyArrange windows side-by-side, minimize, or maximize windows with just a keystroke or a mouse gesture with Windows Aero® Enhancements (Snap, Peek, Shake.)Automatically group similar types of documents like financial records or customer lists into “Libraries” that make it easy to find them – even if they are stored in different folders, or different PCs.Reduce outdated information errors. With Office 2007, documents, spreadsheets, and forms can be set to automatically update from business data sources.Make the most of your meetings and treat your meeting notes as the valuable documents they are. With OneNote®. The note tags feature in Office One Note helps you make a dynamic task list… or use the audio recording feature in OneNote to record your conferences and critical meetings.Increase productivity by making it easier for employees to find and use the software features they need most often. The results-oriented design of the new Fluent™ user interface in Office 2007 focuses on the context of tasksStay productive anywhereEnjoy long battery life on your mobile PC running Windows® 7, and stay productive on the road. Power-saving enhancements include increasing the idle time for the processor, automatically dimming the display, and more power-efficient playback for DVDs. Offline Files*2 enables you to work offline and automatically synchronize between your PC and the network content. Make easy and effective collaboration a reality. Give employees, partners, and customers the tools to communicate and share materials across geographical , electronic, and organizational boundaries with Microsoft Office Groove® 2007 software.
SAFEGUARDING YOUR WORK makes all those easy-to-use, higher productivity benefits mean something. Your work can be more secure because Windows 7 and the Office system work together. <read details on slide, or not, as appropriate for each customer>Protect users and systemsWindows® 7 strong security foundation and features helps protect users and systems against malware and other forms of security threats.User Account Control (UAC) has been streamlined for Windows® 7, and allows users to adjust prompts behavior, resulting in fewer interruptions while still benefiting from reduced exposure to malware (this benefit is relevant to customers currently using Windows Vista®)Ensure compliance across all applications. Office 2007 helps make it easy to track usage and specify security settings, storage and auditing policies, and expiration actions. Stay safer onlineUnwanted spyware and malicious software can infect PCs, draining system resources, compromising private information and hurting your bottom line. Windows Defender (integrated with Action Center in Windows® 7 for more consistent user experience) helps protect you from spyware and other forms of malicious software.Internet Explorer® 8 helps protect your data and business information by delivering improved protection against security and privacy threats, including the ability to help identify malicious sites and block the download of malicious software.Reduce the risk of users opening malicious e-mail messages or links. Office Outlook 2007 offers improved junk e-mail filters and anti-phishing features. Help protect and secure your dataAdvanced Backup*2 lets you schedule a periodical backup to save your data or your entire system image to a network location or a local drive. Restore previous versions of files that you’ve accidentally deleted or changed. Encrypting File System (EFS)*2 lets you encrypt a file or folder in particular with sensitive information, such as credit card numbers or employee information.Protect your intellectual property in documents and e-mail. Office 2007 offers information rights management policies across all applications.Defend your organization from unauthorized printing and forwarding of e-mail messages and attachments. Office Outlook 2007 enables you to identify authorized e-mail recipients and restrict the actions they can take.
UP-TO-DATE DISCOUNT OFFER gives you advantages when you upgrade to Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 now--because you can upgrade even more down the road:With the benefits of licensing options and Software Assurance--benefits we’ll cover in more detail shortlyWith payments you can spread out over three years, and discounts you can use nowWith an immediate upgrade to the next generation of Office when it releasesWith training and support that’s attached to these programs
THE WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL UPGRADE OFFER gives you a great opportunity to move up to Professional at a 15 percent savings--and realize all of the benefits Windows 7 and the Office system together. Note eligibility dates.
WANT TO KNOW EXACTLY WHY WINDOWS 7 IS RIGHT FOR YOU? We’ve identified a lot of reasons. Simply put, Windows 7 Professional is designed to be the right OS because it:Offers core business features (networking, security, mobility, and IT management) that are essential elements needed to keep customers’ PCs running.Includes all of the features in Home Premium, including Windows Media Center. Small and mid-sized organizations do not have to make a trade-off between home and business features.Natively compatible with many Windows XP and Windows Vista® applications, devices and online services. Enables you to run many Windows XP productivity applications, devices and online services (not natively compatible with Windows 7) directly from your Windows 7 desktop.
AND WE CAN GO TO THE SAME LEVEL OF DETAIL on the 2007 Office system. Microsoft Office Small Business 2007Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 is a powerful and easy-to-use suite of productivity and contact management software. Easily manage your prospect and customer/constituent information in one place. Quickly create dynamic documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Develop professional-looking marketing materials for print, e-mail, and the Web, and produce effective marketing campaigns in-house. You can manage your calendar, tasks, and e-mail more efficiently, and filter out unwanted e-mail messages to help keep your computer safe and secure. And you will spend less time learning new features by using improved menus that present the right tools automatically.Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007Achieve better results faster. Microsoft® Office Professional Plus 2007 provides a set of powerful productivity tools for creating, managing, and analyzing information. With these innovative tools, you can control expenses and increase profitability, work more efficiently, and better manage your customers and constituents—all in a familiar Microsoft Office environment.
GREAT PRODUCTS, GREAT OFFERS, HOW DO YOU BUY THEM? There are options:Open Licensing Program BenefitsOpen ValueProvides a single agreement for all the Microsoft software in the organization, including qualified affiliates in other countries. Lets customers upgrade their software any time; no need to track versions or open new agreements. Includes the advantages of Software Assurance. Provides rights to new versions of licensed software, so customers can upgrade their desktop PCs when they want to, minus the overhead of tracking new deployments. Offers the option of spread payments to help reduce up-front costs. Provides predictable annual payments to make budgeting easier. Provides the rights to create a standard image and deploy it on multiple machines. Provides rights to transfer licenses from one machine to another. Offers the opportunity to purchase licenses through multiple locations from a broad worldwide reseller channel. Includes online tracking through Microsoft Volume Licensing Services (MVLS) that can make managing licenses easier.Open License Offers discounts off the retail price of software product licenses. Includes a one-time transaction, so customers can pay at the time they purchase software licenses. Provides a flexible purchasing process so customers can license and deploy software products as they need. Offers the option to purchase Software Assurance. Provides the rights to create a standard image and deploy it on multiple machines. Provides rights to transfer licenses from one machine to another. Offers the opportunity to purchase licenses through multiple locations from a broad worldwide reseller channel. Includes online tracking through eOpen that can help customers track and monitor licenses easily and conveniently. Includes volume pricing and the rights to the latest Microsoft software products selected in the agreement. Offers deeper volume pricing by increasing up-front purchases. Issues a Single Authorization number the first time an order is placed that should be used when placing future orders to ensure the two-year price level. Selling PointsSimplified Purchasing Process Platform Option(Open value) Broad Worldwide Reseller Channel Single Authorization Identification Number Access to the Latest Microsoft Technology Online Tracking Tools Software Assurance Benefits Tailored to the Size and Purchasing Preference of Your Organization Grows with Your Business Needs Customizable Deployment Downgrade Rights Attractive Pricing Predictable Costs Pay as You Go
IN SUMMARY, UPGRADE THE DESKTOP IS A GREAT WAY FOR YOU TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PEOPLE. The combination of Windows 7 Professional and Office Professional Plus bought via the Open Value program provides the latest innovations in desktop technology in a cost-effective manner with best overall value for your company. And best of all, if you act now you can both save money and greatly enhance your employees’ productivity.Just to recap some of the key benefits:The option to spread payments over a three-year term, providing greater predictability in budgeting and amortization.Maximizingthe benefits of your IT investment by providing Microsoft-based training and deployment services.Providing a scalable foundation for enhancing or acquiring new capabilities.
Upgrade the desktop. See your people shine. Jim Locke Principal ResultWorx Technology Group
Why upgrade? page 2 Your people need the tools to drive your business success
Why upgrade now? Your challenges will not wait for the markets to recover
Computers, applications, and networks must simply work with the budgets and IT resources at hand
Time is priceless when more is needed, in more places, with more collaboration and less learning
Security is paramount when backup outages, theft, viruses, and the value of data continue to rise
Windows XP Support Ends April 21, 2010 page 3
How can software help? page 4 In the hands of your people, it can help to…
Use analysis tools to uncover new opportunities more quickly.
Work the way you want page 7 With a faster, more reliable operating system Designed to be more reliable than Windows Vista Service Pack 1 With a variety of applications and devices Including older Windows XP productivity applications While monitoring and controlling costs With the capabilities of Microsoft Office Excel® 2007 With quick resolution for computer problems Through powerful, built-in diagnostics and troubleshooters While sharing files and devices easily–no server needed With HomeGroup for sharing across multiple desktops, or Domain Join for servers With faster upgrade and deployment cycles Enabled by tools that maintain user data and settings
With the strong security foundation and features in Windows 7
Ensure compliance across all applications
Through easy-to-use tracking and policy management in the 2007 Office system
Stay safer online
With built-in Windows Defender protection from spyware and malicious software
Reduce the threat of malicious e-mail links
With junk mail and antiphishing features in Microsoft Office Outlook® 2007
Help protect and secure your data
Through scheduled, periodical backup with Advanced Backup
Protect intellectual property and documents in e-mail
With information rights management policies across all applications
Defend against unauthorized printing and forwarding
Through authorization and restriction capabilities in Office Outlook 2007 page 9
Special limited-time offers page 10 Open Annuity: Save 20 percent There’s no better time to buy the 2007 Microsoft Office system with the Open Annuity program. Windows 7 Upgrade: Save 15 percent Save 15 percent when you upgrade to Windows 7 Professional.
Up-to-Date Discount offer page 11 There’s no better time to buy Get Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Add the benefits of Open Value and Open License with Software Assurance programs Reduce current cash outlays–spread out payments and discounts on existing licenses Receive an upgrade to Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 upon its release Take advantage of training and support associated with licensing and Software Assurance programs
Windows 7 Professional upgrade For a limited time, your business can save 15 percent on Windows 7 Professional–with or without Microsoft Software Assurance for Volume Licensing.
Why Windows 7 Professional? page 13 Designed to be the right Windows 7 for small and midsize businesses
The 2007 Office system page 14 Lets you choose the right Office for you
How to buy Microsoft Open License with Software Assurance Microsoft Volume Licensing: Your cost-effective way to acquire multiple licenses of Microsoft software Windows 7 Enterprise and Office Professional Plus 2007 are available only via Microsoft Volume Licensing Open License: Designed for growing businesses Includes the ability to upgrade to Windows 7 at a discounted price Offers multiple licensing options, including Open Value Software Assurance: Designed for maximum value A maintenance program that helps companies minimize licensing costs and improve business productivity Training tools, deployment services, and expanded support offerings Includes additional training, deployment credits, and upgrade rights to Microsoft Office 2010 when purchased with Office Professional Plus 2007 Is included with Open Value, or at additional cost with Open License page 15
Make the most of your people page 16 with Software Assurance
Upgrade your desktops today page 17 Drive success for your business and help your people create opportunities.
Next Steps Determine what options are right for your company
When and how to upgrade, considering business and tax implications
Consider product lifecycle in making your decisions
Consider Open Value Licensing option to stabilize costs
page 19 Thank you This presentation is for informational purposes only. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN THIS PRESENTATION. For more information, contact: Jim Locke Jlocke@ResultWorx.com (626) 296-6892