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Posted by Diane Golshan, Managing Editor for U.S. Partner Communications.
If you saw Jon Roskill’s keynote at last year’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles in person or online, you may recall that he spent time talking about the four key areas in which the Microsoft Partner Network provides resources—Marketing, Training, Internal-Use Software, and Partner Technical Support—and encouraged you to take full advantage of them. During his presentation, Jon commented that we had heard your feedback that finding and utilizing those resources and benefits could be challenging, and noted that his team was working on a new website to help simplify the experience. You may have even had the opportunity to participate in some early usability testing while at WPC.
I am delighted to announce that starting today, there’s a new online destination for partners in the United States. The design, features, and functionality of your new Microsoft partner portal address the most common partner feedback about the partner website, and make it easier to find relevant information and resources as well as get answers to your questions with robust support functionality.
The design of the new partner site is cleaner and more consistent with other Microsoft sites, and uses graphics and links to better organize content and display to you available content. Throughout the site, we recommend links to content relevant to a specific page that are most commonly used by partners or that reflect new or updated information.
My Top Five Favorite New Site Features
While I want to give you an opportunity to visit the site and experience it for yourself, here are a few of my favorite new site features and functionality:
I hope you will enjoy using the new partner portal, and find that it is a much-improved online experience that lets you get to the information and resources you need to manage your relationship with Microsoft, strengthen your Microsoft practice, and grow your business. Before you head out to the new site (http://aka.ms/uspartner) to check it out, here are a couple of things to know: