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  • Blog Post: Essential Microsoft Partner Network Changes Information (Sept 14)

    The cloud market opportunity will reach $108 billion by 2017, and the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) wants to help you take advantage of that future. In order to achieve this we're refreshing our programme to incorporate a greater hybrid and cloud focus. These programme changes are designed to...
  • Blog Post: Pass a free assessment for a 1 in 3 chance of winning a Windows Phone!

    The last week in March (24th-28th) is Bonanza Week for Sales and Pre-Sales Technical Specialist Assessments. We are giving away a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone to every third entry we receive, EVERY DAY! Entering is easy, all you need to do is: Step 1: Pass an eligible accreditation during Bonanza...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Partner Conference: Partnering to Win

    Exclusively for Microsoft competency partners, the UK Partner Conference will take place on the 25th November in Twickenham Stadium, London. You'll have the opportunity to hear from Microsoft Executives in relation to Microsoft's strategy for the year ahead and the many business opportunities this...
  • Blog Post: Helpful Advice and Prizes - An Office Paperclip......Re-Imagined

    Update February 2013: Congratulations to our three Winners! Thanks to everyone who took part in our 2012 Festive campaign. Our lucky winners, Scott Baillie from Zonal Retail Data Systems , Christopher Dean from Digital Tactics Ltd and Dan Sharp from Mirus IT , each win an Xbox, Kinect and game bundle...
  • Blog Post: Future of Microsoft Partner Network in FY14

    This November the Microsoft Partner Network will be three years old. While out at WPC we met up with Microsoft General Manager of Worldwide Partner Marketing Karl Noakes to see what planned changes are coming in FY14. From integrating cloud throughout the MPN, tailoring Action Pack solutions, collapsing...
  • Blog Post: IAMCP WPC Exec Round Tables

    Thought this would be of interest to quite a few partners. Whether it's Microsoft Cloud, the Partner Network Vision for FY14 and beyond or the future of Partner Competencies - The IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners) are running an exclusive series of Executive Round Tables...
  • Blog Post: What's next in UK partner readiness .....

    5 months in to the world of UK partner readiness, I am so proud of the great strides we have made with our Microsoft Partner readiness offerings in the UK. Our aim as a team is to provide best-in-class training to achieve and retain the highest skilled people within our UK Microsoft partner network....
  • Blog Post: Ask Janet - Microsoft Partner Network Business Update & Q&A Session, 15 January 2013

    If you haven't heard of 'Ask Janet' before, its basically a 30 minute Lync Meeting with Janet Gibbons, Microsoft UK Director of Partner Strategy and Programmes. Janet provides a quick business update followed by the opportunity for you to ask her any business/Microsoft Partner Network orientated questions...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Partner Support Changes

    We’ve recently made some changes to how Microsoft UK Partners can access support. We're constantly working on this with the plan being to simplify the process so you can access the correct level of support, based on your membership, much faster. I thought it would be worthwhile giving an...
  • Blog Post: WPC Day 1: Vision Keynote Recap – Devices, Services and a little Data

    If anyone wasn’t aware when they walked into the first WPC Vision Keynote this morning that Microsoft is now a devices and services company with core focuses on cloud, mobility, big data and enterprise social, they certainly were when they left three hours later. To me though the dominating...
  • Blog Post: November Competency Evolution

    Over the last three months we’ve been actively promoting the competency changes which arrived on the 19 th November. These changes signal the largest update to competencies since the Microsoft Partner Network launched. Why Change the Competencies? I won’t go into detail, but this blog...
  • Blog Post: Hello World…..Welcome to the UK Microsoft Partner Network Blog

    So you maybe thinking “A blog, why are you creating another place for me to visit?” Well, over the last six months we’ve found the need, and many of partners have requested us, to provide more detail around various partner network topics whether that encompasses competencies, training...
  • Blog Post: WPC Day 2: MPN Changes – Building a Cloud Capable Microsoft Partner Network

    WPC this year is really ramming home the importance of Cloud, its integration across devices and services and the tremendous momentum in relation to its adoption. One in four of our enterprise customers has Office 365, and with an annual revenue run rate of >$1 billion Office 365 is on track...