This is the first time at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference where the company has issued channel promotions.

So far, there have been a couple each day. The biggest one is the 250 free licenses for Business Productivity Online Suite or BPOS.

In this video blog, I tell you why this promotion is going to help Microsoft better compete with and NetSuite in the cloud computing space.

One quick hit before I go. Richard Macklan is the new Eastern Region Channel Manager for Keating Technologies.