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Twenty-six hundred partners have downloaded 4,200 copies of Microsoft’s Business & Technology Assessment Toolkit since it debuted four weeks ago, Microsoft boasts.

Partners have downloaded 20,000 copies of the old and new versions since August, and they are increasing deal sizes according to statements made by partners on the software maker’s site.

“We insisted on using the Assessment Toolkit on an opportunity that initially started off as a $3,000 break/fix services opportunity,” said Erik Thorsell, president of Success Computer Consulting, in Minneapolis, in a statement to Microsoft. “Post assessment the opportunity increased to $140,000 in services, software & hardware over six months.”

Michael Cocanower, president of IT Synergy, in Phoenix, a Microsoft Small Business Specialist, told Redmond his firm is restructuring its business model around the tool kit, “leveraging the free assessment [with the tool kit] to get in the door, then moving on to paid engagements later on.”