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  • Blog Post: US Partner News for Friday, April 11, 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: Sessions for US partners at WPC 2014

    The Session Catalog for the 2014 Worldwide Partner Conference is now available. WPC 2014 is focused on bringing you value by demonstrating opportunities for how, together, we are accelerating our transformation—in a mobile first, cloud first world. This year, WPC content has been streamlined to focus...
  • Blog Post: Powering the Future of Education

    by Wole Moses, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector Team It’s exciting to see how technology is starting to transform the education space. Today, as a result of new academic standards, a recognition of the importance of digital skills for 21st-century jobs, and the falling prices of technology, schools...
  • 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: US Partner News Online for Friday, March 28, 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, March 7, 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: Art and Science of Partnerships: Hitting the road with Windows Phone

    by Jenni Flinders, Vice President, Microsoft US Partner Group Whether it is for business or pleasure, travel is a part of our lives. Last week, I was in Miami for a series of partner meetings, and today, I am in Los Angeles to meet with more partners. That’s the great part of my job. Not only do I get...
  • Blog Post: US Partner News Online for Friday, February 28, 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: Moving Your Business Forward With Windows

    By Peter K. Han, Microsoft Vice President of US OEM A few months ago, I spoke about how Windows 8.1 was enabling all new form factors , and highlighted how much the workplace has changed in the past decade. I’m still amazed at how workers are connecting, collaborating, and completing their everyday tasks...
  • Blog Post: Help Customers Hit the Show Floor Ready to Do More

    By Peter K. Han, Microsoft Vice President of US OEM You might have trouble getting hold of certain customers come mid-January, but don’t assume they’re on vacation just because they’re not in the office. In fact, many of them will be working hard, networking and selling their businesses on the floors...
  • Blog Post: WPC 2013: Final days of our discounted registration price

    by Peter K. Han , Microsoft Vice President of U.S. OEM It’s officially April, and that means we’re just three months away from the 2013 Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston. Excitement is building and preparation is in full swing here at Microsoft. WPC is a vitally important opportunity for us to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Asks…Can You Find the Fake?

    Post by Peter Han, Vice President, Microsoft U.S. OEM Division. When someone mentions pirated or counterfeit products, most people immediately think of designer purses, luxury watches or bootlegged movies. But there’s another category of piracy that is growing at an alarming rate worldwide...
  • Blog Post: The New Microsoft Devices Program: Bringing Surface Through the Commercial Channel

    At the start of the calendar year, I challenged each of you to name yourself “Entrepreneur in Chief” of your organization, harnessing the power we each possess as an innovative thinker. So, when Brian Hall , general manager of Microsoft Surface, came to me and said, “Jenni, Surface is ready to come through...
  • Blog Post: How to Prepare for Windows 8

    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: Partnering with Precision: What’s “In” This Season? Your Customers’ Shoes

    A blog series for U.S. partners by Jenni Flinders, Microsoft U.S. Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs. Take yourself out of “salesperson mode” for a moment, and put on your customer hat. Aren’t the most persuasive sales pitches, marketing campaigns, and ads those you perceive as truly genuine...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8: Beyond touch

    Post by Peter Han, Vice President, Microsoft U.S. OEM Division. There’s something to be said for new and exciting, with a touch of familiarity. For example, as a runner, I enjoy running the same trails. There’s something grounding and comforting knowing what each footstep will bring. Every now and again...
  • Blog Post: Good Things Pass by Those Who Wait

    Post by Peter Han, Vice President, Microsoft U.S. OEM Division. When a highly anticipated event finally happens, a period of calm can occur as the dust settles. It’s a testament to our incredible partners that quite the opposite happens on the heels of our annual Worldwide Partner Conference . In fact...
  • 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: Launch and Learn at WPC: A Valuable Journey for OEM Partners

    Post by Peter Han, Vice President, Microsoft U.S. OEM Division Microsoft feels a lot like NASA these days, prepping for several exciting product launches with our OEM partners. Mission Control for communicating the latest new developments is the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Toronto...
  • Blog Post: Watch MPN Live on February 26 for a Chance to Win a Windows 8 Tablet

    This post was updated February 28—you can still enter the Watch and Win Sweepstakes through March 5. See updated content below. Last month’s MPN Live kicked off the new series of live webcasts beautifully, with a discussion about Women in Technology that was fun to watch as well as follow on Twitter...