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  • Blog Post: Cloud Roadshow Milton Keynes - Are you attending?

    Thursday 4th September will see our first Cloud Roadshow in this series in Milton Keynes and we will be kicking off the series covering all things Cloud such as Office 365 and Azure and how you as a partner to Microsoft can take the opportunity to grow your revenue through Cloud computing. ...
  • Blog Post: Office 365, Azure and Windows Server Free Partner Technical Training Sessions

    This September we're running a number of FREE technical training sessions which aim to support you in selling and deploying Microsoft solutions including Office 365, Azure and Windows Server. Power BI with Excel and Office 365 Date: 10th of September Link: Register Here (Open to all Partners)...
  • Blog Post: Getting started with Office 365?

    Are you new to Office 365 and understanding the benefits it can bring to the business world? Do you want to find out how Office 365 can benefit your customers? TechData are working with Microsoft to bring you FREE webinars on all things Office 365 including common sales scenarios to transition your pipeline...
  • Blog Post: Discover the new Office 365 plans with Ingram Micro

    With the launch of Microsoft Office 365 there has never been a better time to talk to your customers about cloud-based services. If you would like to jump start your cloud business, Ingram Micro offer monthly live web chat sessions providing you with an introduction to Microsoft Cloud services and forums...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 End of Support Roadshows

    In early September 2014, MVPs and Community Leaders will be sharing their expertise to help you understand the technical and business impact of the end of support for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2 and Small Business Server 2003. Topics covered will include: What does End of Support...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Azure SMB Partner Webcasts

    It’s an exciting time for Microsoft as we shift the company strategy towards Devices and Services. Microsoft Azure is a key part of this shift and enables partners, big and small, to offer services in the cloud, in addition to Office365. We are running a series of events, both sales and technical...
  • Blog Post: August Office 365, Datacenter and Windows 8.1 Partner Technical Webinars

    This August we're running a number of technical training sessions (Free and Advisory hour based) which aim to support you in selling and deploying Microsoft solutions including Office 365, Windows Server and Windows 8.1. This is where you may say "Free is good, but what are Advisory Hours"...
  • Blog Post: It's Back - Pass a free assessment for a 1 in 3 chance of winning a Windows Phone!

    The third week in May (19th-23rd) 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 Certification Value and Second Shot Exam Voucher Usage Deadline

    So there are many reasons to gain a Microsoft Certification - from preparing for a new job, getting ahead in your career or gaining recognition by peers and managers. Whatever your reason, Microsoft’s certifications, have evolved to focus on technology solutions and validate the breadth and...
  • 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: Hosting Service Provider Technical Workshops, March 2014

    We’d like to release the new wave of the Hosting Service Provider Technical Training, which is now available for registration. There are 2 trainings available, the 1 day trainings is a Level 100/200 and the 3 day training is a Level 300/400 training. There is something to meet all your needs. ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and HP Server Boot Camps

    Have you previously sold Windows Server? Are you interested in learning about life after SBS – and what opportunities are available to you with the new Server product line ups from HP and Microsoft? Microsoft and HP will be hosting a full day boot camp of training for Partners that sell, or...
  • Blog Post: Start your engines - Microsoft Reseller Boot Camp at Morgan Motor Company

    This year's first Microsoft Reseller Boot Camp will take place at the famous Morgan Motor Company, in Malvern , on the 22 October. The day aims to help you build confidence in selling Microsoft solutions to your customers. You'll learn about the latest features and benefits of Windows 8.1, Office...
  • Blog Post: Back by popular demand! Office 365 Partner Sales Master Class, 5 November 2013

    Following the success of the Office 365 Partner Sales Masterclass a few months ago, we're running another session. Again it takes place in Reading, Microsoft TVP Campus. Designed for SI Partner Sales people (Level 200 sales) we've taken feedback from the last session to include; Yammer product...
  • Blog Post: Lync Partner Master Class Returns, 26 Sept, Reading

    Following the success of the last 'Love Lync Master Class' in May, we're running another session on the 26 September providing deeper insights into demonstrating it, selling it and the technical specifications around it. Who Should Go? This training course is ideal for sales and technical contacts...
  • Blog Post: Westcoast Bus drives momentum towards success!

    Westcoast, one of Microsoft’s largest distribution partners, set out to create a different and exciting way to showcase our latest and greatest technologies, including Windows 8 and Office 365. The result? The Westcoast bus! Last fiscal year, this bus covered thousands of miles as it toured...
  • Blog Post: Get2Expert: Navigating Partner Free and Low Cost Training Just Got Easier!

    Get2Expert is a new UK training initiative which has come about from partner feedback. You've asked us to offer greater clarity in regard to highlighting the free and low cost training available, alongside making that training more personalised . Broken into three stages: Launch, Ascent and Orbit...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft ahead of the game server and cloud technical training

    Microsoft Ahead of the Game Technical Series provides training, demonstrations and hands-on instruction on how to use the latest Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Intune, Azure and O365 capabilities to deliver solutions to small and midsize organizations. The training courses are designed to prepare...
  • Blog Post: Win British Grand Prix tickets - Enter the WPC Sales Excellence Awards

    The WPC Sales Excellence awards celebrate individuals who have demonstrated exceptional Microsoft solution knowledge in both Sales and in Technical Pre-Sales. They also recognise those individuals who have first taken the brand new Partner Sales Skills Excellence accreditations. You don’t have...
  • 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: Trained Pre-sales Technical Specialists can lead to 74% larger deal sizes

    Are you a Microsoft Gold or Silver competency partner or thinking about becoming a Microsoft Partner? We have some great new programmes and assets available for our Microsoft competency partners. Research shows that the impact of trained Presales Technical Specialists can lead to 74% larger deal size...
  • Blog Post: Live Series: Making Full Use Of Your MPN Membership?

    Okay, if you're sure that your business is fully utilising all your Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) benefits or that you're fully up to speed with all the latest changes that have occurred around the MPN in recent months - then you are free to leave :o). However ....if you have any doubts about these...
  • Blog Post: Award-Winning Partner Solutions: Global Knowledge UK - Making training flexible with V&C Select

    In today’s competitive markets, a highly skilled workforce is critical to business success. Organisations and their staff understand the importance of training but face significant challenges when it comes to balancing time and budgets. They need training that is engaging but delivered flexibly...