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  • Office Live Learning Path Published

    Our Office Live learning path has just been published! This outlines the training available to build applications or other solution for the Office Live platform. It also includes links to the community pages , our Partner-TV demo etc. Visit http://www...
  • Helping ISV’s access Microsoft Skills Overseas

    If you an ISV finding it difficult to find development resource in the UK and/or are thinking about outsourcing to India or elsewhere, have a look at Claire's posting about the Trade Mission to SE Asia . UKTI will subsidise this trip (100%) for some companies...
  • Digital Assets Management - Interactive Media Manager

    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/apr07/04-15IMMPR.mspx This exciting announcement is about Interactive Media Manager – a SharePoint based application that also integrates with Sivlerlight... Interactive Media Manager includes components of...
  • New Deployment Site

    We’ve launched a new Vista and Office 2007 Deployment Web site run by a bunch of experts here in the UK from both Microsoft and our Partner community. www.desktopdeployment.co.uk To see some of the tools available (like an application compatibility toolkit...
  • Sign the Ecma Open XML Petition

    If you believe that Open XML file formats should be an ISO standard and are the future in helping integrating front and back end processes, please sign this petition . There's plenty of information on the site to help you make your mind up and plenty...
  • OCS 2007 Beta Now Available

    Download the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Public Beta today: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/beta/ocs/default.mspx Office Communications Server 2007, the next evolution of Live Communications...
  • Groove MSDN Portal Now Live

    The new Groove portal on MSDN is live at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/office/bb308957.aspx This is the home for developers who want to learn more about Groove and how to develop solutions on the Groove platform. The site also links to relevant content...
  • Buy Microsoft Office 2007 and Windows Vista for your Friends and Family

    It's not quite live yet, but... If you would like your friends and family to experience the 'WOW' of the new Microsoft Office and Windows Vista (ie. buy it cheap) ... DABS is offering a special price to Microsoft Partners' friends and family. Product...
  • New Partner Training Courses Released

    Selling, Implementing and Configuring Enterprise Project Management (Project Server 2007) https://training.partner.microsoft.com/plc/search.aspx?ssid=B127DC8F77E443AB9626CD47D0CB8AA0 Exchange Server 2007 Ignite Technical Training Workshop: https://training...
  • Jeff Raikes Pre-Announces OCS 2007 Public Beta

    Jeff Raikes Pre-Announces OCS 2007 Public Beta at VoiceCon (March 7, 2007) In the keynote address at VoiceCon Spring 2007, Jeff Raikes (our President of the Microsoft Business Division) announced the imminent release of Office Communications Server 2007...
  • Microsoft Office Live on the .NET Show!

    Microsoft Office Live on the .NET Show! What is Office Live again? Our new internet service called “ Office Live ”, which allows small businesses to easily create both a web presence, as well as a SharePoint Services enabled portal to assist them with...
  • Partner Desktop Deployment Planning Services Readiness Workshop

    New Desktop Deployment Planning Services Readiness (BDD v3) Workshop for partners have been announced. Duration: 4 days Cost: £400 First date scheduled: 27th March 2007 Visit here to enrol, or partners may search for course ID 44wk004 with the Partner...
  • Office Live Mind Map

    Tim Kimber showed me an excellent mind map yesterday, written by Don Campbell from the Developer Platform Evangelism team in the US. It helps visualise all the pieces that make up Office Live from the technology itself to the dev guide and forums and...
  • Elvis at SharePoint Conference in Berlin

    We've had some good feedback from Partners who attended the Microsoft European SharePoint Conference in Berlin. Read Lawrence's write up here: http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2007/02/16/sharepoint-and-the-king.aspx Other SharePoint events to...
  • New Unified Communications Specialistation

    Later this year, we will have a new Unified Communications Specialisatio n, as part of the Information Worker Competency. What is it? Early Start is for partners who are interested in joining the Unified Communications Specialization within the Information...
  • UK Unified Communication Workshop

    The Partner Readiness Team is pleased to announce the release of classroom courses for 2007 Microsoft Office System Unified Communication Workshop What is it? This one day course focuses on the knowledge transfer of critical elements of Unified Communications...
  • Selling, Implementing and Configuring EPM

    The Partner Readiness team is pleased to announce the release of the Selling, Implementing and Configuring Enterprise Project Management course. What is it? This three day , 200 level course is designed for individuals who need an overview of EPM2007...
  • Welcome to Claire O'Halloran to the Blogsphere

    Been meaning to welcome Claire to the blogsphere for a while. Some know her as "COH", others as "Armadillo". Either way, Claire has been blogging now since January and writes about next generation software development strategies, software and services...
  • Windows Live ID Client 1.0 SDK in Alpha

    Thanks to James Akrigg for pointing out that the Live ID team has released the Windows Live ID Client 1.0 Alpha SDK . This may be used in conjunction with Office Live - visit Partner-TV to see a demo by Tim Kimber. From their blog : The Windows Live ID...
  • Partner-TV: Tim Kimber talks about Office Live

    If you are struggling to understand what Office Live is all about, head over to our video blog, Partner-TV , where I interview Tim Kimber. Tim explains his role as Business & Marketing Lead for Office Live, gives a quick demo and explains the call...
  • Which 2007 Office Application Are You?!

    Just when you think you've seen it all, a new " cosmo " style personality quiz launched last week to determine which Office app you are most like... so if you have a couple of minutes, check out www.OnTheOfficeCouch.com . I'm PowerPoint 2007... I think...
  • New Technical Webcasts for Deploying SharePoint Search

    Saw on Mike Pallot's blog that some technical webcasts for partners and customers have been launched covering: Planning and deploying search across the Enterprise Installing and configuring Microsoft Search Solutions Extend the search capabilities of...
  • Profile your solutions for sales leads - check out OSSD

    I'm sure you've heard about Solution Profiler and Solution Finder as a vehicle to profile your business solutions for customers, partners and Microsoft sales teams. Now there's another directory called OSSD (Office system Solutions Directory) which focuses...
  • Partner Sales/Presales Readiness Workshop

    The Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization (BPIO) Partner Sales/Presales Readiness Workshop is a 2-day in-depth, instructor-led sales readiness workshop for SI and ISV partners . This training will help partners understand: how to develop customer...
  • Top Microsoft Events for 2007

    Further to Emma's blog on Microsoft UK events in February, I noticed Mary Jo Foley's blogged her top 10 events for the year, which are below. For me it has to CES , which has been all over the news recently about the latest technology and gadgets (incl...