• Fame, Fortune and the American Dream... Part 2

    So last week we talked fame, let's talk fortune! I was hoping in this post, I'd be able to tell you for fortune to spend a weekend in Las Vegas. Sadly, for me, a weekend in Las Vegas was not the solution for fortune. Back to my original plan for sharing...
  • So many newsletters so little time.....

    So, I hear you get a lot of mail from Microsoft. I thought I might be able to help you sort, filter and understand some of the mail you receive. First and foremost, the best way to stay connected to Microsoft and receive the communications most...
  • Example of closing a sale by updating quote using Microsoft incentives

    I'm Andy McNulty, Microsoft Partner Community Manager for Midwest Area (IL, IN, WI). What I want to share with you today is a great example of how a pipeline deal that was 'dead' was revitalized using new MS licensing options and incentives and closed...
  • Fellow Marketers.. Check this out...

    http://mspartners.marketingprofs.com/ This is one of my go to marketing tools at Microsoft. It's the Partner Business Network, it's got marketing resources, tips and tricks, and some great webcasts and articles. Why I like it? A couple reasons, 1-...
  • Driving Attendance to your Marketing events - Part 1 of a 3 part series

    Part 1 of a 3 part series Ask any marketer... One of the most challenging pieces of event marketing is driving attendance... Face to face marketing via seminar events gives technology companies an incredible opportunity to drive multiple interactions...
  • Central Region IT Pro Newsletter

    I have just come across a new resource that I think all of you partners in the Central Region should be aware of. John Weston, DPE IT PRO Evangelist in the Central Region here at Microsoft and many other TechNet IT Pros have put together a very unique...
  • Extreme Technology Makeover

    Hello from Chicago O’Hare airport. I’ve been through a lot of airports lately – doing market visits across the North Central Area. From Licensing Boot Camps to Partner Briefings, I have been lucky to meet many of you over the past several months. Last...
  • Meet our Partner Readiness (aka partner training) Guru!

    Hi Central Region Partners, I am Scott Akin, Regional Enablement Director for the Central Region. So, what is a Regional Enablement Director and why should partners care? Well, I am responsible for the training programs and events, online and live...
  • Microsoft Partner Economic Stimulus Plan

    Connecting with other partners is the greatest opportunity for you to grow your business. Consider this your local economic stimulus plan - the IAMCP has driven $6.6 BILLION in Partner-to-Partner revenue since its inception. And by not participating,...