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  • Blog Post: Warning: New Office counterfeit heading to the UK

    A new type of counterfeit found in Australia is expected to reach the UK soon. It copies the OEM Office 2007 Professional Medialess Licence Kits (MLKs) that use a plastic credit card with the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) attached. You can tell it is fake because there is a volume licence key on...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Partner Conference - Offers extended to 9th April

    Microsoft Global Awards – Deadline Extended Each year, through the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) Awards program, Microsoft recognises partners who have delivered exemplary solutions built on Microsoft technologies. This is a unique opportunity for your partners to showcase their solutions...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Partner Conference Awards: 2 April closing date

    There are only a couple of days left to submit an entry to the Worldwide Partner Conference Awards. The closing date is 2nd April 2009. Through this awards programme, Microsoft recognises partners who have delivered exemplary solutions built on Microsoft technologies. The awards provide a unique opportunity...
  • Blog Post: SBSC Partners can become Authorised Education Resellers (AERs)

    Did you know that one of the qualifying criteria for becoming an Authorised Education Reseller (AER) is to be an SBSC partner? And with the leading public sector analyst saying that the schools ICT spend is predicted to grow by over 5% the schools market it is a great market to target. So if...
  • Blog Post: Generate sales leads with Microsoft Pinpoint

    Microsoft Pinpoint is a new lead generation tool that customers can use to find the solutions you offer. Launching in June, it will replace Solution Finder/Partner Marketplace in due course and offers an easy-to-use interface, customer ratings, reviews and partner spotlight features. We recommend you...
  • Blog Post: Introducing our new Partner Programme Videocasts

    Microsoft have just launched a series of videocasts to kick start your knowledge of the Microsoft Partner Programme and to help you get the most value from your partnership.  All videocasts are accessible on our brand new Partner Player — you simply pick the videos you want to watch, be that...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Partner Conference - Registration Open

    Taking place from 13-16 July 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference provides the ideal forum to access the largest partner network in the world, make connections to spark new ideas and create partnerships to drive your business forward. Last year's conference attracted...
  • Blog Post: Registered Partner Learning Path is now available

    Microsoft has now created a Registered Partner Learning Path that explains to partners how to use various MSPP resources to help them cut costs, increase skills and support their customers. If you are a registered partner and want to learn more about what MSPP benefits are available to you then this...
  • Blog Post: Increase Your Ranking on Microsoft Pinpoint to Generate More Leads

    Want to increase your ranking on Pinpoint and generate more business leads? You can improve the relevancy of your profile in search results by getting your customers to submit honest reviews about their experiences with you. Encourage them to go to the Ratings and Reviews section of your company’s profile...
  • Blog Post: Listen to the Worldwide Partner Conference keynotes digitally now!

    Whether you are joining us in New Orleans or seeking highlights from your office in the UK, from today  you can visit our WPC website for: Live broadcasts of WPC09 keynote addresses and on demand highlights Breaking announcements and daily recaps Tune in daily as Microsoft executives share their...
  • Blog Post: SMB Partners @ the Worldwide Partner Conference: What’s in Store for you?

    Come to Louisiana July 13-16 for the biggest Microsoft networking event of the year for Microsoft Partners – the 2009 Worldwide Partner Conference!  This comprehensive partner event now offers four days of exclusive SMB content and activities for partners who deliver and focus their expertise...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) V2 – Officially launched

    What is the MPN? You may have already head about the Microsoft Partner Network , a networking platform designed to support Microsoft Partners in making meaningful business connections, sharing information, learning and moving their businesses forward with Microsoft.  With the current economic climate...
  • Blog Post: Important changes to Microsoft Action Pack subscription

    For those partners who are not aware, there have been some important changes made to Microsoft Action Pack subscription . All first time subscribers and renewing partners must now study a course and pass a qualifying assessment with a score of 70 per cent or higher in order to subscribe or renew their...
  • Blog Post: Small Business Specialist Partner of the Year - Could it be you?

    Each year at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Microsoft recognizes the best in partner innovation and contributions —from competency excellence to supporting nonprofit technology access. You can apply for awards that highlight your organization’s strengths for projects implemented...
  • Blog Post: 2009 Gearup is now available

    The latest version of the Microsoft sales toolkit is now available.  This is your essential resource in business for driving Microsoft sales.  The toolkit contains a wealth of information about all Microsoft software products, as well as advice on various licensing options available. ...
  • Blog Post: Generate Sales Leads with Pinpoint

    You may have heard about Pinpoint's arrival and wondered how you could make sure you get the most out of our new site. Here's how… Pinpoint is a new lead generation tool that customers can use to find the solutions you offer. Take a moment to preview Pinpoint . Pinpoint replaces Solution Finder/Partner...
  • Blog Post: Your Feedback Counts - Partner Portal Feedback

    We realise the Partner Portal is far from perfect but with your feedback we can improve it. We are running surveys on the portal to get your feedback on what is and isn’t working. A new portal feedback page consolidates results of these surveys and provides an overview of the latest issues being...
  • Blog Post: WPC09 Announces that the Microsoft Partner Programme is evolving…

    Corporate Vice President Allison Watson kicked off the Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 on Monday, July 13, by launching the new Microsoft Partner Network! The Microsoft Partner Network is a community borne from our continued commitment to serve the needs of our partners and help them reach their full...
  • Blog Post: Varvid talks with Birger Steen, VP of SMB & Distribution, Microsoft

    We saw this on Vijay Riyait’s blog – it’s a video from Varvid , a website that contains videos for VARs and other Microsoft partners. This video may be interesting as it features and interview with Birger Steen at WPC09. Steen is Microsoft’s newly appointed VP of SMB & Distribution - Worldwide SMS&P...