by Jenni Flinders, Vice President, Microsoft US Partner Group

Jenni%20Flinders%202010%2001_jpgDuring this part of the year, when leaves are changing colors and the days get shorter, we are reminded that this is a good time to think about what really matters to us the most in our busy lives. On Thanksgiving Day, I will share with my friends and family why I am so thankful for them. Today, I thought I would share with you what I am appreciative for in the US partner channel.

Year after year, I am very impressed by the accomplishments of our partners—a sentiment Microsoft as an organization shares. Our partners are the lifeblood of Microsoft and we would not be successful without them. The Microsoft US partner award winners are a great example of why I am grateful for the amazing job they have done this past year. We have brought that to life in this graphic that represents how amazing and diverse our ecosystem of partners really is.

Through four categories, we have created a network of awards that highlights the dedication each of these partners has to deliver Microsoft-based solutions that meet the unique needs of each and every one of their customers. Each award winner has shown impressive success and excellence in leading with the Microsoft Partner Network, a devices and services business model, using the ecosystem as an engine of growth, and accomplishing remarkable achievements in the cloud.

Microsoft partners—before we pack up for the holiday and head in the direction of friends and family to share what we are thankful for, I would like to take this moment to say, Thank You.

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