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November 7 virtual event for Office 365: Transform your workplace, enable innovation
The workplace is changing. Today, over 70% of employees work outside the office. Across every organization, employees need easier access to the right information and insight on any device, anywhere to make fast, informed decisions. Yet over 40% of surveyed workers feel there isn’t enough collaboration...
23 Oct 2013
Microsoft SMB Live: Get in the Cloud Events Schedule
SMB Live: Get in the Cloud is a one-day, in-person workshop that will provide you with information and resources about building a profitable Microsoft cloud practice. Register to join Microsoft experts and guest speakers from Microsoft partners who will share what they have learned about building a successful...
16 Sep 2013
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...
12 Sep 2013
Partnering with Precision: WPC has a plan for you…what are you planning for WPC?
A blog series for US partners by Jenni Flinders, Microsoft US Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs. In your career, you’ve probably recognized that the events you’ve received the greatest benefit from are those you actively prepared for and participated in. No one has the time to attend an event...
5 Jul 2013
Aligning your company’s positioning and branding with Microsoft
A common question I hear from partners is about demonstrating their relationship with Microsoft to customers. Most often, the request is related to the partner using the Microsoft logo, Microsoft product logos, and Microsoft services logos in its sales and marketing materials. In general, the Microsoft...
13 Jun 2013
How a Microsoft gold competency can make a difference for your business
by Julie Golding, US MPN Lead If you are new to the Microsoft Partner Network, or are exploring your opportunities to deepen your engagement with Microsoft, you will want to understand what the Microsoft competencies are, and why they matter to both you and your customers. Competencies indicate expertise...
24 May 2013
Small changes to your Microsoft Pinpoint profile can yield big results
by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead A core benefit of your Microsoft competency is prioritized exposure and competency designation on Microsoft Pinpoint , our online marketplace where prospective customers can find your company and solutions. More than 20 percent of Pinpoint visitors become viable prospects...
23 Apr 2013
WPC 2013: The ABC of WPC
Last week, my worldwide counterparts announced a reimagined experience around the 2013 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC). Not only is early-bird registration for the conference open now, but the Digital WPC website and WPC Connect community both sport a fresh new look and approach, offering...
5 Feb 2013
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...
4 Jan 2013
U.S. partner news for Friday, October 19, 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 preparing for Windows 8 ( just a few days away !), understanding changes to competencies that take...
19 Oct 2012
WPC 2012: Insights from Slalom Consulting, a WPC Warrior
Guest post by Slalom Consulting. Ever had that feeling when you know someone who’s going somewhere you’ve been and loved—say, Europe or Hawaii—and you can’t wait for them to have the same great experience you did? At Slalom Consulting , we feel that way about the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference...
23 May 2012
P2P4U, Part 2: Find Your Partner Community
Guest post by Tina Hanson , Partner-to-Partner Lead for the Microsoft U.S. Partner Team Thank you for the warm reception to my first installment of this blog series in February. Many of your reached out to me through email , Facebook , and LinkedIn to let me know that you found the introduction to partner...
5 Apr 2011
Microsoft Action Pack Subscription Offers Benefits, Engagement
[Note: As of 3/4, we have updated information about the availability of the partner download for Windows Small Business Server 2011. Read the blog post from the WW Partner Group .] In our “New to the Microsoft Partner Network” blog post earlier this year, we laid out six activities that all new members...
23 Feb 2011
New to the Microsoft Partner Network? Tips for Getting Started
This time last year, I used this blog to address a question I received from a new Microsoft partner who wanted guidance about how to get started. I have pointed a lot of folks to it over the past several months, but it’s a bit ragged around the edges—a lot has happened in technology over the past year...
7 Jan 2011
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