I've been meaning to mention this for a while now, so here it is!  In a nutshell, the Microsoft UK Partner team has been hard at work on 2 incredibly useful tools, with one being aimed at UK Partners, and another being aimed at potential customers, who are looking for a solution.

The first of these tools is known as the Partner Solution Profiler, and is aimed at Microsoft UK Partners.  Essentially, this tool allows UK Partners to log in, and enter their details, which are then stored in our directory.

Partner Solution Finder

The second tool, aimed at the potential customer, allows the customer, to search this Solution Profiler directory to connect with a partner that offers the software and services that they require.

Customers can search on over 1000 UK partner solutions by industry, location, technology, market segment and more! Solution Finder will be a call to action to People Ready Business and the customer campaigns, enabling partners to receive opportunities directly from Microsoft campaigns.

In addition, Solution Finder is advertised to customers on Windows Marketplace and the Experts page. Please encourage partners to profile their solutions so they benefit from connecting to customer opportunities.

So, 2 tools, aimed at 2 different sets of users:

Solution Profiler for Partners: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/partner/profiler/

Solution Finder for Customers: http://www.microsoft.com/uk/experts