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  • Blog Post: US Partner News Online for Friday, April 4, 2014

    Welcome to this week’s issue of the US Partner News Online! Each week, we’ll bring you the latest news and information for Microsoft partners. You can read previous weeks’ issues at http://aka.ms/uspnewsletter . If you’d like to see the next post in your email inbox, go to http://aka.ms/uspblog and enter...
  • Blog Post: A guide to renewing your MPN competency

    by Joe Chason, US Microsoft Partner Network lead If your company is due to renew its Microsoft Partner Network membership and competency in the next 90 days, it’s time to get your renewal started. Renewing your Microsoft Partner Network membership and competency on time ensures that you keep your valuable...
  • Blog Post: Ready-to-Go Marketing: Help Customers Say Goodbye to Windows XP and Upgrade by April 8

    Microsoft support for Windows XP, Office 2003, and Exchange Server 2003 ends on April 8, just a little over a month away. Without security updates or support, your customers are vulnerable to malicious software and compliance issues. The Get Modern with Windows 8.1 and Office campaign , from Ready-to...
  • Blog Post: US Partner News Online for Friday, February 21, 2014

    Welcome to this week’s issue of the US Partner News Online! Each week, we’ll bring you the latest news and information for Microsoft partners. You can read previous weeks’ issues at http://aka.ms/uspnewsletter . If you’d like to see the next post in your email inbox, go to http://aka.ms/uspblog and enter...
  • Blog Post: US Partner News Online for Friday, February 14, 2014

    Welcome to this week’s issue of the US Partner News Online! Each week, we’ll bring you the latest news and information for Microsoft partners. You can read previous weeks’ issues at http://aka.ms/uspnewsletter . If you’d like to see the next post in your email inbox, go to http://aka.ms/uspblog and enter...
  • Blog Post: WPC 2014: Partner of the Year Awards Submissions Open Now

    At WPC each year, one of my favorite moments during the Vision Keynotes is when all of the Partner of the Year Award winners take the main stage, waving their national flags. It’s a colorful, grand, and exciting parade of smiling partners, being recognized for the excellence of the solutions their companies...
  • Blog Post: US Partner News Online for Friday, January 17, 2014

    Welcome to this week’s issue of the US Partner News Online! Each week, we’ll bring you the latest news and information for Microsoft partners. You can read previous weeks’ issues at http://aka.ms/uspnewsletter . If you’d like to see the next post in your email inbox, go to http://aka.ms/uspblog and enter...
  • Blog Post: Partnering with Precision: Product Launch Prep for Partners

    A blog series for U.S. partners by Jenni Flinders, Microsoft U.S. Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs. The air is crisp, the leaves are turning, and the product refresh season is revving up! I’m thrilled by the level of enthusiasm expressed by partners regarding the incredible Microsoft product...
  • Blog Post: How to Prepare for Upcoming Microsoft Product Releases

    In his Day 3 Vision Keynote at the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in July, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner stated, “Every product in our portfolio is being refreshed in a twelve-month period.” It’s an historic year for Microsoft, the biggest launch year in our history, and an exciting time to...
  • Blog Post: Week of May 16: Highlights for U.S. Partners

    Below are all the items we published in this week’s U.S. partner newsletter. If you feel that the version you received in e-mail, targeted to you according to your company’s partner profile and your role at your company, is missing something critical from this superset, please let me know by commenting...
  • Blog Post: The Four F’s of WPC: Expert Advice

    by Jeff Shuey , Director of Strategic Alliances at Winshuttle How does a first-time WPC attendee (aka a “WPC Newbie”) get the most out of the event? Follow the Four F’s of WPC and I predict you will have a very successful WPC experience.   First, what is WPC? WPC is the Microsoft Worldwide Partner...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to the New Microsoft Partner Network – Daily Double #4

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    A couple of months ago, I published an online guide for partners to help you prepare for all of the product releases we have planned this year. That post has been updated a couple of times as we passed launch milestones for Windows Server 2012 and Visual Studio 2012 in September. Many partners have asked...
  • Blog Post: Partner resources for the new Office (incl. Office 365 for business)

    With the release of the new Office 365 for businesses on February 27, the new Office is now fully available to businesses, academic institutions, and consumers. To help you find the resources you need to prepare yourself and your business for the opportunities the new Office brings, we have compiled...
  • Blog Post: U.S. partner news for Friday, December 21, 2012

    This issue of the U.S. partner news is blog only, but still full of great opportunities to review and utilize over the holidays. A reminder to take advantage of licensing promotions that can help your customers update their IT infrastructures and migrate to new Microsoft products—some of these...
  • Blog Post: Partner Guide to Cloud OS Resources

    The Microsoft Cloud OS provides a consistent platform for infrastructure, apps, and data, and allows IT to rapidly build and deploy applications, flexibly manage IT services, and support real-time analytics across all forms and data. On October 7, Microsoft released the fall wave of enterprise products...
  • Blog Post: Pass a sales assessment. Win a Windows 8 tablet.

    This is a great time to brush up on your Microsoft product knowledge. Join the Microsoft Partner Network Sales Skills Excellence program and get the training and resources you need to strengthen your selling skills, achieve sales goals, stand out from competitors, and promote your expertise. Earning...
  • Blog Post: Tips to get the most from your Microsoft Partner Network membership

    The New Year is always a good time to take stock and make personal and professional plans for your success in the coming months. Whether you are new to the Microsoft Partner Network (welcome!) or have been with the program for a while (thank you!), I have recommendations that can help you and your colleagues...
  • Blog Post: Your Action Pack: IT pro and developer resources for Windows 8

    by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead Each month in the U.S. partner newsletter , Julie Golding delivers a message to Microsoft Action Pack Solution Provider (SP) and Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design (DD) subscribers, offering information about growth and engagement opportunities and tips for utilizing...
  • Blog Post: Competency Partners: Stay current on certifications with exam discounts and the latest training

    by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead If you are making plans to earn a new Microsoft certification or simply build your expertise about one or more of the many new Microsoft products that have been released over the past few months, I wanted to highlight resources that will help you find training and take...