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 Action Pack Subscription expert in the U.S., Julie Golding, delivers a message to Action Pack Solution Provider (SP) and Action Pack Development and Design (DD) subscribers, offering information about growth and engagement opportunities and tips for utilizing the benefits of the subscription.

imageAction Pack subscribers can get regular updates and links to Action Pack-relevant news on Virtual Partner Concierge.

imageRecently, I have been asked by many partners about when Microsoft SQL Server 2012, which became generally available earlier this month, will be available in the Microsoft Action Pack subscription. The Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence edition is available now in the partner digital download site.

The 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is fast approaching, and I encourage you to consider attending this event. Aside from hearing from top Microsoft executives like Steve Ballmer, Kevin Turner, and Jon Roskill, 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.

Are you planning to attend this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference? Are you still undecided? Share your thoughts about WPC 2012 in our discussion on LinkedIn.

Read previous posts in this series at http://aka.ms/usactionpackblog.