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  • Blog Post: Link to Office 2007 Partner Readiness Content

    Hi - Here's another great link on the partner portal to useful information around Office 2007 Solutions. https://partner.microsoft.com/global/competency/iwsolutions/40025002 Best Regards Ben Tamblyn | Solution Channel Development Manager IW | Direct: +44 (0)118 909 3534 | Mobile: +44 (0)7854750068...
  • Blog Post: 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.partner.microsoft.com/plc/search_adv.aspx?ssid...
  • Blog Post: James Akrigg enters the Blogsphere

    James Akrigg, who is pretty much a celebrity in his own right, for his passion for technology, has started blogging. James is an Information Worker Partner Technical Specialist and has been working with the likes of the Office system for many years... go grab a feed from his blog as there is some good...
  • Blog Post: Registered Partners receive Vista and Office 2007 in January Action Pack!

    The January 2007 Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) is a special edition that includes key production information for the 2007 Office system, Windows Vista, and Small Business Server 2003 R2. The kit begins mailing on 10 January 2007. I want to highlight the GREAT software included, along with...
  • Blog Post: New September Office Webcasts

    Microsoft Office System Webcast: A First Look at Office Project 2007 (Level 100) Wednesday, September 06, 2006 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time Keith Wilson, Senior Consultant, Project Management Practice Inc. http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032305752&Culture=en-US ...
  • Blog Post: Where can I download Office 2007 customer collateral?

    I've been asked this question at least a dozen times this week (which is fab!). Partners and customers may download customer-ready collateral by following this 3 step guide, using SharePoint as an example: 1) Visit Office Online at http://office.microsoft.com/ 2) Click Products: http://office.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: 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 conversations around the new 2007 Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Minimising the 2007 Office Ribbon

    I attended a conference where Chris Parkes gave a quick demo on the new features of the 2007 Office system... nothing new there you may say... well, Chris briefly showed that if you wanted more space on your screen (perhaps to review a document), you can minimise the ribbon by either double clicking...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Roundtable

    I'm currently at a Unified Communication & Collaboration briefing where I learnt more about the Office Roundtable. It's an amazing bit of kit... in a nutshell, if you need to do some video conferencing and you have a meeting room with al l the video conferencing equipment, chances are it'll be busy...
  • Blog Post: 2007 Office system Videos

    I was asked by a Partner recently if any 2007 Office system videos are available for internal training. After a couple of quick searches, I found some on Darren's blog . Eileen published a good summary on her blog yesterday as well: 2007 Office System Video: Business Intelligence Download this...
  • Blog Post: Calling all UK Groove Partners

    Are you a current Microsoft Partner offering Groove solutions, or perhaps you would like to offer solutions but don't know where to start? Please make yourself known by emailing AskIW@microsoft.com . What is Groove? Visit http://www.microsoft.com/office/groove/default.mspx Groove products complement...
  • Blog Post: UK Information Work Solution Services Workshop - Register Now

    The Information Work Solution Services Train the Trainer Course is designed to prepare partners with the tools and techniques needed to educate Microsoft partners on how to execute the Information Work Solution Service offerings. This course is a day and a half course of hands on training aimed at transferring...
  • Blog Post: 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 and a Vista hardware assessment tool) head over...
  • Blog Post: Play EVO Supremo for UK Partners!

    Welcome back after the festive holidays. To help you get back into the swing of things, I challenge you to try and beat my score in our new game for Partners: EVO Supremo, either with your knowledge of our latest software or your speed at searching. The game will officially be launched on 8 January...
  • Blog Post: 2007 Microsoft Office system Test Drive Now Available!

    The online test drive for the 2007 Microsoft Office system is now available. This is a ‘try-it-before-you-buy-it’ program that allows people to explore the benefits and enhancements of the 2007 release through their Web browser without having to download or install the beta 2. http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Knowledge Network for Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007

    I was asked today if I had any information on Knowledge Network, which is a new add-on for MOSS 2007. It automates the discovery and sharing of undocumented knowledge and relationships, enabling you to quickly locate who knows whom and who knows what within your constantly changing organization. Mark...
  • Blog Post: PerformancePoint Server CTP1 announced!

    Microsoft announced earlier in the week the release of the first community technology preview (CTP) for its integrated performance management application Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007. Scheduled for general availability in mid-2007, Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 brings together...
  • Blog Post: The Office 2007 UI Bible

    If you want to know anything about the new UI in the 2007 Office system, you should start at Jensen Harris's blog. Jensen posted the "UI Bible" including why we did it; what is it; migration tips; themes; customising it and all sorts of other information. Very interesting. Many of the ISV Partners I...
  • Blog Post: Make sure you're compatible with Office 2007

    By downloading this Compatibility Pack , you can open and edit the documents sent to you by colleagues who are using the 2007 Office system. Microsoft has added new file formats to the 2007 versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to reduce file size, improve reliability, and enhance integration with...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Demo Readiness Toolkit (DRT)

    My colleague, James , blogged about this new readiness toolkit for Windows Vista... so when our Partners are out deploying the 2007 Office system, you could extend your solution by integrating it with Vista. Example solutions may include Search; Gadgets or security... check out James's blog for more...
  • Blog Post: Unified Collaboration Early Start for Partners

    Early Start is for Partners interested in joining the Unified Communications (UC) Specialisation within the Information Worker (IW) Competency of the Microsoft Partner Program. Partners will receive a monthly newsletter specific to UC with the inside scoop on special offers, information on training resources...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Information Worker Solution Services

    New Page 4 Summary This is a fantastic opportunity for both IW competent partners and those partners considering a move into the IW competency. In the UK alone it is anticipated that the market opportunity for IW solutions is £1.5B and Information Worker Solution Services...
  • Blog Post: Want to develop solutions using the Office UI?

    Microsoft is licensing the new Office 2007 user interface for free so developers can build applications that look similar to the programs in the suite. Information about the licensing program can be found here . Technorati tags: Office 2007 , Partners
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 for Developers Training

    The UK Partner Readiness team is pleased to announce training for developers on the 2007 Office system. This consists of 3 days, is 80% subsidised (ie. Gold & Certified Partners pay £300 and Registered Partners pay £450 to attend). There are 7 days available around the UK with the first date scheduled...
  • Blog Post: How to Buy/Sell Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Licensing

    This Office Online site contains some GREAT information on the different SKU’s and LICENSING MODELS of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. There is even a perfect comparison table in .xls that you can download offline ( SharePointProductsComparison.xls ). Don't forget the Gear Up Sales Toolkit...