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  • 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: Week of 1/17/2011: Highlights for U.S Partners

    Last month in the newsletter and on this blog, I mentioned Virtual Partner Concierge as a source of information that complements the U.S. partner portal and newsletter as well as our social media outreach. Several partners who have checked it out over the past few weeks have responded positively to the...
  • Blog Post: Form and Function: Equals, at Last

    By Peter K. Han, Microsoft Vice President of US OEM Technology OEMs have always known that form is just as important as function, but for many years, devices were regarded by the general marketplace as vehicles…not the drivers. But that one-dimensional perception of the “machines” many of you design...
  • Blog Post: The hidden dangers of pirated software

    by Peter K. Han , Microsoft Vice President of U.S. OEM Sometimes you have to look at something a little differently to see new information. In this post, we look to new ways to better illustrate the facts, the risks, and how to take action against the hidden danger of pirated software. For example, the...
  • Blog Post: Built for need—OEM partners deliver industry-specific devices

    Post by Peter Han, Vice President, Microsoft U.S. OEM Division. It’s a thrilling time. Microsoft and our OEM partners are approaching a robust product launch season that’s unprecedented. Microsoft is releasing new versions of nearly all our products, and the wave of momentum and excitement carrying us...
  • 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: Knowledge is power in the fight against illegal software

    by Peter K. Han , Microsoft Vice President of U.S. OEM Microsoft and its partners are driven by a common purpose: to empower customers to compete, grow, and succeed with technology solutions. Sometimes, however, the most powerful solution we can provide isn’t the latest software or device, but real-world...
  • 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 2/21/2011: Highlights for U.S. Partners

    Planning for this year's Worldwide Partner Conference (July 10-14 in Los Angeles, CA) is in full swing, and registration will open at 10am Pacific Time on March 23. Prior to that, though, there are a couple of actions you can take. Even if you are not sure you will attend the Conference, you are welcome...
  • Blog Post: WPC 2010 Roundtable Invitation – Genuine Licensing Challenges and Solutions

    Monday, July 12 – 1:00pm-2:30pm, Ballroom West at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel The U.S. partner team invites you to a WPC 2010 roundtable for system builders to discuss the challenges partners have helping customers differentiate the value of Genuine Microsoft software for products like Microsoft Windows...
  • 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...