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  • Blog Post: US Partner News Online for Monday, March 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: 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: 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: US Partner News Online for Friday, September 6, 2013

    Welcome to this week’s issue of the US Partner News online! You’ll find the latest news and information for Microsoft partners here every Friday. Read previous issues at http://aka.ms/uspnewsletter . To subscribe by email to receive these weekly online issues, go to http://aka.ms/uspblog...
  • 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: US Partner News for Friday, August 2, 2013

    Welcome to this issue of the US Partner News! It’s back after a brief hiatus for the month of July, and there’s a lot going on for Microsoft partners that you will want to know and that I’ll share with you here today and each week. Several announcements were made at the Worldwide Partner Conference in...
  • Blog Post: Pursuing a Silver Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network

    Over the past few months, a large number of our partners formerly known as Gold Certified and Certified have come up for Microsoft Partner Network membership renewal, as I noted would be the case in a December post ( The New Partner Network + 45 Days ). Now that we are through that very hectic part of...
  • Blog Post: Competency Updates Coming in October–Resources to Help You Prepare

    In October, there are several updates taking place to Microsoft Partner Network silver and gold competency benefits and requirements, which may affect your company. Below is a list I have compiled that gives you a quick look at what you can expect to see in the next few weeks, and provides you with resources...
  • Blog Post: Benefits Extension for Former Gold Certified and Certified Partners

    As many partners work to renew their membership in the Microsoft Partner Network and meet the new competency requirements, here is a quick recap about how we are helping partners manage their transition. First, Microsoft extended the period in which you can continue using your old Microsoft Partner Network...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Microsoft US SMB Champions Club

    by Manveer Sahota, Partner Marketing Manager In the US SMB keynote and session at WPC 2013 in Houston, we introduced the US SMB Champions Club . This program is designed for Microsoft partners serving the backbone of America—small and medium-sized businesses. The SMB Champions Club includes an extraordinary...
  • Blog Post: The New Partner Network + 45 Days

    I recently had the opportunity to chat with my teammate Sharon Collins, the U.S. Partner Team lead for the Microsoft Partner Network , about the new membership options and competencies that we launched on November 1. Over the past couple of years, leading up to the launch of the new Microsoft Partner...
  • Blog Post: U.S. partner news for Friday, April 19, 2013

    In your newsletter this week, customized according to your company’s business model, Microsoft Partner Network membership, and your role, you’ll find the latest partner-related information and news to help you utilize your membership benefits, understand your opportunities and close business, and build...
  • Blog Post: Partnering with Precision: Congratulations to our US Partner of the Year Award winners

    A blog series for US partners by Jenni Flinders, Microsoft US Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs. As we rapidly approach the Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, I’m pleased to announce the United States 2013 Partner of the Year Award winners. The contribution each of these partner companies...
  • Blog Post: U.S. Partner News for Friday, September 2, 2011

    Below are all the items we published in this week’s U.S. partner newsletter. If you feel that the version you received in email, 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: Partners with a gold competency: plan for a membership fee increase

    by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead Starting mid-November, the U.S. gold competency membership fee will increase to $5,260. This increase will be reflected when you attain or renew your gold competency. Microsoft partners that have attained a gold competency represent best-in-class capabilities as market...
  • Blog Post: Competency Partners: Meet the updated Server Platform competency requirements

    by Julie Golding, US MPN Lead If your company has the Microsoft Server Platform competency , note that there are new requirements that align to the release of the Microsoft Certification exams for Windows Server 2012. Microsoft Partner Network members with the Server Platform competency are encouraged...
  • Blog Post: U.S. Partner News for Friday, August 17, 2012

    In your newsletter this week, customized according to your company’s business model, Microsoft Partner Network membership, and your role, you’ll find the latest partner-related information and news about optimizing your membership benefits, plus role-based training recommendations for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Get expert technical advice for your Windows 8 deployments and implementations

    If your company has a Microsoft competency, a Microsoft Action Pack Develop and Design subscription, or membership in Cloud Accelerate, your Microsoft Partner Network benefits include access to personalized advisory services from experienced Microsoft technical consultants. Apply your Partner Advisory...
  • Blog Post: New Timeline for MPN Program Changes Announced

    Recently, Microsoft made a decision to modify the release timeline for partner program changes that were announced at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in July 2013. In a blog post called “Partner Program Updates. What you need to know.” published earlier today, Julie Bennani, General Manager for...