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  • Blog Post: US Partner Activities at WPC 2014

    It’s a little over 100 days until we meet in Washington, DC for the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference . Last week, the worldwide WPC team published the general conference agenda . For partners in the United States, there are a couple of notable differences to be aware of as you plan your conference...
  • 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: Week of 9/7/2010: Highlights for U.S. Partners

    The U.S. partner team delivers an e-mail newsletter to U.S.-based Microsoft Partner Network members each Monday as a benefit of membership. We are looking at new ways to help connect partners to valuable information about the Microsoft Partner Network and associated benefits as well as new opportunities...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to the New Microsoft Partner Network – Daily Double #5

    It’s the last day of the Daily Double, and it’s been really fun talking with you this week about the resources we have to help you feel confident about the new Microsoft Partner Network. The final stages of updating our systems for the transition are under way today and over the weekend, and on November...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Week of 11/1/2010: Highlights for U.S. Partners

    In the U.S. Partner Newsletter, the first Monday of each month features recommendations by each Region. Today, they had the honor of welcoming you to the new Microsoft Partner Network, and also noting our very exciting announcement on 10/19 about Office 365 , which will launch in 2011. We’ll bring you...
  • Blog Post: Week of 11/15/2010: Highlights for U.S. Partners

    Below are all the items we published in this week’s U.S. partner newsletter. If you feel that the version you received in e-mail, targeted to you according to your company’s partner profile and your role at your company, is missing something critical from this superset, please let me know by commenting...
  • Blog Post: Partnering with Precision: My Recap of WPC

    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...
  • Blog Post: Partnering with Precision: Don’t Attend WPC. Experience It.

    A Blog Series for U.S. Partners by Jenni Flinders, Microsoft U.S. Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs. Surprised? While I absolutely think the 2012 Microsoft  Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is an essential event for Microsoft channel partners, if you’ve never attended and plan on simply...
  • Blog Post: Giving Partners a Voice with Microsoft

    Over the next few weeks, you may receive an e-mail invitation to participate in the Microsoft Global Relationship Study (GRS). Periodically, we engage an independent research company to conduct this study in more than 100 countries, giving both customers and partners an opportunity to evaluate Microsoft...
  • 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: Find the Fake for a chance to win an Xbox

    by Peter K. Han , Microsoft Vice President of U.S. OEM Counterfeit and pirated software are major global issues, impacting consumers and businesses alike. The fact is, illegitimate software puts users at risk for spyware, malware, and viruses that can lead to identity theft, loss of data, and system...
  • 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: Day 1 of the New Microsoft Partner Network

    Last week, we counted down to the final stages of transitioning to the “new” Microsoft Partner Network. Thanks for your positive feedback about the Daily Double posts, where I covered tools and resources to help you assess where you are and decide where you want to be in the new Network. With the arrival...
  • Blog Post: U.S. Partner Newsletter – New Look and Feel, Improved Relevance

    If you have not read the U.S. partner e-newsletter lately , delivered to your inbox on Mondays as a benefit of your Microsoft Partner Network membership, over the past year we have made several improvements to the way content is presented and delivered to you to make it more relevant to what your company...
  • Blog Post: Partnering with Precision: Join Me for a WPC 2012 Twitter Chat

    A Blog Series for U.S. Partners by Jenni Flinders, Microsoft U.S. Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs. With the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get together for a virtual discussion about what you, our valued partners, are...
  • Blog Post: Make the connection with Voices for Innovation at WPC

    by Jonathan Friebert, Public Policy Manager and Director of Voices for Innovation Have you ever been frustrated about how taxes and regulations impact your business? Or worried about how data privacy and security laws could affect your cloud computing strategy? Or experienced firsthand how shortcomings...
  • Blog Post: Improving the Partner Online Experience – Proposed Home Page Design

    As the managing editor of the Microsoft U.S. partner portal, one of my responsibilities is understanding how partners use the site and how we can improve the experience with it. Each month, I look at several data points and read between 200-300 comments from partners who agree to take our Foresee pop...
  • 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...