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    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: Embrace Change to Evolve Your Business

    By Peter K. Han, Microsoft Vice President of US OEM Winston Churchill once said, “To improve is to change.” In the working world, as in life, change is all around us. Yet, change is often greeted with fear or, at a minimum, hesitation. This theme is common in conversations I’m having with business leaders...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8.1 Devices: Critical Care for the Healthcare Industry

    By Peter K. Han, Microsoft Vice President of US OEM If there’s one thing all of us in the Microsoft partner community have in common, it’s the love of a good challenge. Our businesses, our products, and our services all exist for the same fundamental reason: to solve people’s problems with technology...
  • 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: US Partner News Online for Friday, February 14, 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: Make the Sale with Windows

    By Peter K. Han, Microsoft Vice President of US OEM I’m fascinated when industries converge to such a degree that they become more powerful together than they are by themselves. Retail and technology are two such industries, and their mutually beneficial relationship was underscored at the 2014 National...
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: Building the Right Device for the Right Job

    By Peter K. Han, Microsoft Vice President of US OEM It’s amazing how different and diverse the workplace looks compared to what it looked like even 10 years ago. More modern businesses are operating outside of physical company walls. Remote working programs are being implemented at even the most traditional...
  • Blog Post: The best is yet to come…find out why at WPC 2013!

    By Peter K. Han , Microsoft Vice President of US OEM On the heels of Windows 8 , Office 2013 and Office 365 , Windows Phone 8 , Windows Server 2012 and several other significant product releases and updates, how can you cap off the most significant launch year in Microsoft history? By attending this...
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    by Peter Han, Vice President, Microsoft U.S. OEM Division Too often, we only realize that we were part of something “big” in hindsight, but it’s genuinely thrilling when you know you’re being part of something big, now. Such is the case as we—as a company and as the most diverse partner ecosystem in...
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    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: Capture the “Right Here, Right Now” Opportunity

    By Peter Han, General Manager, Microsoft U.S. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Division.   He is responsible for U.S. OEM sales of Windows, Office, and Server. He also oversees all sales and marketing through the OEM distribution and reseller channel in the U.S. In our industry, we’re always...
  • Blog Post: SMBs realize the lasting benefits of upgraded technology

    by Peter Han, Vice President, Microsoft U.S. OEM Division When a business upgrades the technology it uses every day, productivity, workflow, and overall functionality can be dramatically and positively impacted. While a new Microsoft Dynamics or Microsoft SharePoint implementation is life-changing in...
  • 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: Adapt and excel in a customer-centric channel

    By Peter K. Han , Microsoft Vice President of US OEM Today’s tablets are ready for business, and businesses are ready for tablets. I want to help you feel energized and prepared to capitalize on these converging realities in the enterprise IT marketplace. Our goal is to anticipate and fulfill customers...
  • 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...