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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Get expert help in achieving the IW competency!

    New Page 2 Commencing on the 27th April at 3pm, Partners can ‘drop in’ to the new IW Competency Workshop . These bi-weekly events, which are being run by Live meeting Live Meeting, provide a window of time where Partners...
  • Office SharePoint Services and Server 2007 Available for Download!

    UPDATE: The MSDN version of the 2007 Office system servers are now availabile via MSDN. I can’t provide a link as it will be different for each MSDN subscriber but basically go to: Manage Subscriptions Subscriber Download and Product Keys, Servers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...