SQL & BI

This is a blog around all topics related to Data Management (SQL & BI). I hope to provide updates from Microsoft, info on the marketplace, what the competition are up to, Partner activity and anything that I see that might be of interest to others!

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  • Blog Post: Licensing made clear

    There are now a number of tools available to our Partners to assist in understanding more about the Microsoft licensing model. Licensing Basics section in Sales Toolkit explains the basics. Licensing Reseller Handbook for a more indepth guide. New content on the licensing section of the Partner Portal...
  • Blog Post: Partner Health Check

    Is your organisation in tip-top condition? Are you using all the Microsoft Partner Programme benefits available to you? Microsoft has launched a new site for Partners to have a Health Check - its a way of checking out all the tools and support on offer to grow your business and support your customers...
  • Blog Post: Great recognition at the UK CRN Channel Awards for Microsoft

    Microsoft picked up two awards at the recent CRN awards. These awards are a highly sought after accreditation for IT vendors, resellers and distributors. Firstly we beat stiff competition to win Software Vendor of the Year . Our entry into the award highlighted the great work we do for partners within...
  • Blog Post: What licences do I get as a partner?

    Becoming a Microsoft Partner gives you access to internal-use licenses - but do you really know what they are and how you can use them? Take a look here and find out for sure Registered Partners with Action Pack Certified and Gold Partners
  • Blog Post: Where do you want to go?

    This is a tool to highlight to Partners the resources available. You can explore the opportunities by clicking on the roadmap. Details here
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Sales Toolkit Arrived

    The new edition of the Microsoft Sales Toolkit (Gearup) has now arrived…and it’s pink!? (What were the marketing guys thinking?) This edition runs from October 06 to March 07 and has been updated to include the EVO products and customer campaigns. With our expanding BI message, this is a great tool...
  • Blog Post: Have you met the Partner Bot?

    Partner Bot is an Instant Messenger 'data digger', which quickly retrieves partner-related information and shows you where you can find the answers you need. Simply type in your question and Bot will bring back an instant response. Add Bot as a buddy in your Windows Live Messenger contacts and it will...
  • Blog Post: Partner-TV Launched

    Background We have collected a lot of feedback from Partners over the past few months to understand how they want to receive information from Microsoft. In addition to the Partner web site we have now extended PTS- TV to a wider audience with Partner- TV – now with downloadable audio to listen on...
  • Blog Post: New Partner Portal Live!

    Our new Partner Portal is live! It has been designed to help our partners get access to the right information for their business. Last year we saw a 37% increase in usage of this site. Apparently the portal is the culmination of over two years’ research and development with our partners. The main...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft authorised distributors

    Partners often ask me about licence pricing and how to supply software for their customers. If you're a reseller or system builder, we recommend that you buy software from one of our authorised distributors in the UK and Europe. This web page shows Microsoft authorised product distributors in the UK...