Posted by Julie Golding, Partner Subscriptions Manager, Microsoft U.S. Partner Team.

Julie Golding 2011

Each month in the U.S. partner newsletter, our Microsoft Cloud Partner Program expert in the U.S., Julie Golding, delivers a message to Microsoft Cloud Essentials Pack subscribers, offering information about growth and engagement opportunities and tips for utilizing the benefits of the subscription.

The US Partner Team currently has a couple of great promotions in market that can help you grow your Microsoft cloud practice and close deals: image

  • Products eligible for the Big Easy Offer 8 include Microsoft Office 365, Windows Intune, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Customers redeeming their qualifying purchases of these cloud solutions earn money that can be used towards your services, in the form of a partner subsidy. Offer Terms and Conditions.
  • The Microsoft Office 365 Fast-Track Sweepstakes gives eligible Cloud Essentials subscribers an opportunity to win a grand prize of $50,000. Drive a minimum of two new qualifying customer subscriptions of Microsoft Office 365 to earn a sweepstakes entry. Official Rules.
  • The Microsoft Office 365 Ready-to-Go Campaign can help you start the cloud conversation with your customers, and there is also a Ready-to-Go Campaign for the Big Easy Offer 8. Together, these campaigns can help you complete the two Office 365 deals to be entered in the Sweepstakes. Good luck!

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The Cloud at WPC 2012

The 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is fast approaching, and I encourage you to consider attending this event. Cloud will be a significant topic in keynotes, sessions, and announcements. Aside from hearing from top Microsoft executives like Steve Ballmer and Kevin Turner, our guest speaker this year is Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, the renowned physician and author known for being a thought leader of the mind-body-spirit movement. On Thursday, the sessions in the US Track offer you the opportunity to meet members of the US partner team; get insight into new trends like Big Data, Desktop as a Service (DaaS), and Consumerization of IT; and learn about US programs and resources to help you create demand, build your pipeline, and expand revenue and profits. Read our recent blog post for the list of session titles and descriptions.