• Stop Cold Calling & Start Breaking Down Doors with Creative Strategies!

    In my 20-year sales career, I've been challenged with that excruciating prospect of picking up the phone and cold calling or telemarketing for new business. You have about 20 seconds to gain someone's attention. And that was back about 15 years ago for...
  • The New Microsoft Partner Network

    At our WW partner conference in July, we introduced the Microsoft Partner Network, a community born from our continued commitment to serve the needs of our partners and help them reach their full potential. Today, our partners and industry analysts...
  • Help me to help you!

    I’m sitting in a hotel room in Iowa the night before a partner event and I got to thinking about all the great things that are happening in FY10. I get the sense that this is going to be an amazing year for Microsoft’s partners and our customers, and...
  • It's the Launch you've all been waiting for!

    Midwest Area Partner, Today we launched Windows 7, Windows Server R2 and Exchange 2010! It’s a big day for Microsoft and our Partners! The upside for our Partners is incredible. Windows 7 gives users the ability to be productive anywhere, reduce...
  • Ever wonder how to best stay connected to the Microsoft Partner Team?

    It’s a pretty ongoing basis that I hear questions from partners regarding the best place to find information or stay connected to the local Microsoft team. I’ve got an answer for you, bear with me- it’s a multi-part answer. First up manage your profiles...
  • 3 largest IAMCP Chapters reside in the Central Region!

    Greetings Partners! Did you know the largest 3 largest IAMCP Chapters reside in the Central Region? 1- Dallas, TX, 2- Houston, TX and 3- Austin, TX! Not only are the largest chapters in Central Region but they all reside in the South Central Area!...
  • Calling all Midwest Area Partners! It's Partner Briefing Time!

    Please Join Us for the MWA Partner Briefings! Please join the Microsoft Midwest Area Partner team in Milwaukee, Downers Grove, and Indianapolis for an informative and enlightening Partner Briefing. This fall is a very exciting time for Microsoft and...
  • It's all about Windows 7

    The time is upon us, the moment we have all been waiting for...now let's maximize on Windows 7! October 22nd Microsoft goes live to the public with the release of Windows 7. The Central Region Partner Territory Manager's (Andy, Lisa, Lara and Jason) want...
  • Calling Heartland Area Partners- it's Partner Briefing Time!

    Are you wondering about how you can increase your Partnership with Microsoft or better understand what Partnership opportunities are available? Maybe you are wondering what local resources may be available for you as a Microsoft Partner? Or, one of many...
  • Calling all South Central Area Partners, it's Partner Briefing Time!

    Please Join Us for the SCA Partner Briefings! Please join the Microsoft South Central Area Partner team in Houston, Austin, Dallas for an informative and enlightening Partner Briefing. This fall is a very exciting time for Microsoft and our partners...
  • Building a New Practice around a Specialization? Want some help?

    Central Region Partners, Are you considering a new Specialization to expand your practice? Want to go deeper in a given Specialization? Well, if the answer is 'Yes', then please read on... I am kicking off a campaign in the Central Region to...
  • Planning a Windows 7 Launch Event of your own, let us help.

    Hey Partners- What a day!! I just watched Steve B. with Matt Lauer on the Today Show discussing the Launch of Windows 7, it was a cool showcase of the great new OS launching today! Are you planning to leverage the momentum from today's launch buzz...
  • Early Bird Gets the Worm!

    A little birdie told me about a big promotion that’s launching VERY soon! Want to be the first to find out what it is? 1. Follow Us on Twitter- the big announcement is Friday 10-23. Visit www.twitter.com/MSIncentives and follow us to hear the...
  • BIG EASY RETURNS!!!

    have you heard? The Microsoft Big Easy Partner Subsidy is coming back for two months! check out the webcast to launch big easy --- https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032430478&EventCategory=2&culture=en-US&CountryCode...
  • Partner asks: "TPAM, where do I get started with Windows 7..."

    Working with TPAMs and Distributors every day, I get to hear common questions. Here is a one: A partner this morning asked their TPAM how to get the most out of the Windows 7 launch since there is so much interest. Check out the TPAM's response...
  • Calling all North Central Area Partners, it's Partner Briefing Time!

    Please Join Us for the NCA Partner Briefings! Please join the Microsoft North Central Area Partner team in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Minneapolis for an informative and enlightening Partner Briefing. This fall is a very exciting time for Microsoft...
  • How should social media fit into your marketing plan?

    Are you as confused as I am? We know it's a new world when you can update your Facebook status from the car as your eating that ice cream cone from DQ, but what about using Social Media as a tool to find new customers, nurture the relationships you have...
  • SBSC Partners, This one's for you!

    Microsoft Small Business Specialists (SBSCs) have access to rebate funds reserved for them. SBSCs are eligible to receive up to $500 back on their marketing investments. Unlike what other Microsoft non-SBSC partners have to do, SBSCs have...
  • Join us for the Monthly Partner Call this Friday!

    My last post mentioned a few of my top picks for staying connected to the CR Partner team and as you have it, one of those top picks is coming up this Friday. The Central Region Monthly Partner Call is one of our primary vehicles for sharing with you...
  • Central Region Monthly Partner Call- October 16th

    Please join the Central Region SMS&P Market Development team the third Friday of each month for our Monthly Partner Call. The Central Region Monthly Partner Calls are intended to help keep you up to date on new programs, new offerings, and the...