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  • 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 HPC & Search Blog

    Allow me to introduce you to a colleague's ( Mike Pallot ) blog, on HPC and Search... including a recent blog on resources for iFilters... . Head over to http://blogs.technet.com/mikep/ to check it out.
  • Blog Post: Power of Blogs

    A little off piste compared to my normal IW postings, but on my way home tonight from work, I was listening to BBC Radio 4 . I managed to catch the last few minutes of an interview with Canadian pianist, Angela Hewitt . Angela was awarded today with one of the most prestigious awards in the classical...
  • Blog Post: IW Partner Team Introductions!

    Who are the IW Partner Team? As this is a new blog for the IW Partner Team, I thought I would write and introduce each of us. Within Microsoft, we created a cross company IW virtual team, made up of the following people: The Solution Channel Development managers, which in English means we...
  • Blog Post: Partner-TV Re-Launched

    Our video blog, Partner-TV , was relaunched this week, by Steve Clayton . Watch his video summarising what we learnt and what has changed for this release. Other highlights this week include a video with Natalie Ayres (our UK Partner General Manager) and Tanya Shirlow with some Partner benefits too good...
  • Blog Post: The mystery of Information Worker solved

    Firstly welcome to the Information Worker UK team blog site! Now we have this new facility, I thought a great place to start would be to talk about what Information Worker (IW) actually is. It's no secret that at first glance, the phrase 'Information Worker' can leave you a little lost. It did...
  • 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: Live Barcode - enter business cards straight into Outlook

    How I love this... I was just looking at my stack of business cards I collected attending my week of conferences and thinking of typing them in vs. buying a business card scanner. So the general idea of this Live application is that you print an image generated by the Live site with your contact details...
  • 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: EVO Supremo: win an Xbox 360, Alienware laptop, i-mate K-JAM and a Creative Zen

    EVO Supremo is our new game for UK Partners. Test your knowledge on Microsoft Exchange Server 2007; Windows Vista and the 2007 Office system or your speed at searching! Click here for Terms & Conditions. Good luck.
  • Blog Post: Almost a Month Old! Get in touch...

    So the UK IW Partner Team have been blogging now for almost a month, with our first post on 4 April. We have had an overwhelming response rate with lots of you visiting us mostly through the RSS feed. We would now like some feedback on what you have found useful and what sort of information is missing...
  • Blog Post: UK EVO team meets Bobby Dazzler

    Last week, Microsoft UK ran an internal version of Family Fortunes with David Dickinson ... I was part of Mark Deakin's team, joined by Steve , Brett and Jessica as the Exchange family. We lost to Darren and his Office family - pah. But as Mark said, "It's not whether you win or loose, it's how you play...
  • Blog Post: Happy Christmas and Season Greetings

    The UK Partner team wish all our Partners a Happy Christmas... and also developed a simple set of questions, which if you answer correctly, you'll earn the right to throw snowballs at them! Whilst they are all heros in their own right, the chap to aim for is Karl who pops out in his suit on the left...
  • Blog Post: 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 as spokespeople and the Regional Development...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Rob Morley who is searching for next-gen-ISVs

    Welcome Rob Morley to the blogsphere. Rob works on the Empower programme for ISV's and has created a new blog at http://blogs.technet.com/empower/ . So what is the Empower programme? In Rob's own words: "The Microsoft Empower Programme is a 12 month initiative (with the option to renew for a second year...
  • Blog Post: 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 I saw that coming :)