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    by Jenni Flinders , Vice President, Microsoft US Partner Group Hello partners, and welcome to the Monday memo! Each week, I will share content I find interesting, such as leadership tips and relevant industry news that are beneficial to you as a Microsoft partner. Do you have suggestions for articles...
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    by Jenni Flinders , Vice President, Microsoft US Partner Group As a Microsoft partner, you are expert at helping your customers deploy and utilize new technologies. At times, these technologies may not only be new to your customer, but relatively new to the IT space in general. Serving at the cutting...
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    by Jenni Flinders , Vice President, Microsoft US Partner Group Hello partners, and welcome to the Monday memo! Each week, I will share content I find interesting, such as leadership tips and relevant industry news that are beneficial to you as a Microsoft partner. Do you have suggestions for articles...
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    by Jenni Flinders , Vice President, Microsoft US Partner Group This time of year is an especially busy time at Microsoft and, for me, one of the most exciting. Not only are we closing out our current fiscal year and preparing for the next steps we take as a company, but we’re busy putting the final details...
  • Blog Post: Art and Science of Partnerships: A virtual ovation for our US Partner of the Year Award winners

    by Jenni Flinders , Vice President, Microsoft US Partner Group With the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington, DC right around the corner (July 13–17), I’m thrilled to share with you the United States 2014 Partner of the Year Award winners. The excellence with which each of these...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Channel: Technology’s Melting Pot

    by Jenni Flinders, Vice President, Microsoft US Partner Group America has long been considered the world’s melting pot, blending various cultures, nationalities and ethnicities together. This diversity has long defined the “American” culture, with unique flavors working together to create a wonderful...
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    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...
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    by Jenni Flinders, Vice President, Microsoft US Partner Group I love to travel, which is fortunate considering the amount of it I do for my job. But for years, I’ve been juggling between an on the ground, connected, productive, and entertained experience with my smartphone, while in the air I’m…not....
  • Blog Post: Partnering with Precision: The Virtual Data Center Opportunity is Very Real

    A Blog Series for U.S. Partners by Jenni Flinders, Microsoft U.S. Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs. An increasing number of your customers are likely considering whether cloud solutions are right for their businesses. It’s quite natural that the more your customers learn about cloud computing...
  • Blog Post: Partnering with Precision: Tech Takes Over in Toronto at WPC 2012

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  • Blog Post: Partnering with Precision: Congratulations to our US Partner of the Year Award winners

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  • Blog Post: Partnering with Precision: In order to be irreplaceable one must be different

    A blog series for U.S. partners by Jenni Flinders, Microsoft U.S. Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs. The title of my post this month is a quote borrowed from famed fashion designer and icon, Coco Chanel, and I believe these words are very true for the channel. As a Microsoft partner, you...
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    A Blog Series for U.S. Partners by Jenni Flinders, Microsoft U.S. Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs. As members of the Microsoft Partner Network, you understand the value of “community.”  In a previous post , I spoke about the importance of not only using Partner Network resources for...
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    by Jenni Flinders, Vice President, Microsoft US Partner Group Communities are at the core of how we change the world. We have seen many times over the last few years how strength in numbers somehow makes us better as individuals. We know this to be true as members of the Microsoft Partner Network, where...
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    A Blog Series for U.S. Partners by Jenni Flinders, Microsoft U.S. Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs There is strength in our numbers. At no time was that more evident than at the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Los Angeles a few short weeks ago. It’s the foundation upon...
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    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...
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    A Blog Series for U.S. Partners by Jenni Flinders, Microsoft U.S. Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs. We’ve all watched award winners on stage tearfully proclaim, “Really, I wouldn’t be up here accepting this award without the support and dedication of…” and then list those responsible for...