Eric writes about how SBSC partners will be recognized for their SBSC certification at a location basis instead of the organization as a whole. This is particularly useful for us bigger folks with multiple points of presence because we now have the ability to showcase our expertise in each location we have an SBSC qualified individual. (multiple locations = multiple listings = mo leads = mo money)
In less than two years that SBSC has been around it has really matured into a seriously relevant Microsoft program. For a list of additional changes please check out the blog post over at Small Business Community Blog.
Wishlist: Bring to USA some of the recertification requirements that UK has. There are too many people in the program already that barely passed 70–282 and with the bootcamp and paper-SBSC conferences popping up it could seriously damage the credibility of the program if a person that is 70% comfortable with SBS/Vista is allowed to continue advertising themselves as a certified entity years after they have been certified. While I’m sure things are wide open to grow awareness, participation and membership in SBSC I hope Microsoft soon considers measures that control the quality of the program’s members.