• Important Webcast: Feb 3 regarding Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center Website!

    Microsoft® recently migrated eOpen and MVLS to the new Volume Licensing Service Center website (VLSC) in order to provide a convenient, online solution for customers and partners to easily manage their licensing agreements and Microsoft products. As a...
  • Microsoft Partner Alert : Critical Product Vulnerability, January 21 (Out-of-Band) Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    This alert is to provide you with an overview of Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-002 , the Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer, released (out-of-band) on Thursday, January 21. This bulletin addresses eight vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer...
  • Need Guidance on Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Surveys?

    Partners, We have been communicating this new requirement for some time, but understand that we may not have been that effective in our efforts. We encourage you to meet this requirement as quickly as possible – not only to maintain your Gold Certified...
  • Ignite your Voice Practice with this training...

    For partners that are building a UC Voice Practice, this is a must training course. With an almost 90% discount on the price and the possibility we may not offer this again until next FY, it is a great time to take one of the few remaining classes still...
  • Attention Partners- Steve Ballmer in Nashville, TN this month!

    Lap Around PDC featuring Steve Ballmer Did you miss the Professional Developers Conference in November? If so, join us as we bring the “highlights” from the PDC09 conference to you! At this special FREE event we will cover the latest Microsoft technologies...
  • the VAR Rebate Rides again....

    Earn up to 20% in rebates through the FY10-H2 VAR Rebate Program. The FY10-H2 U.S. VAR Rebate program allows you to earn up to 20% in rebates when you sell annuity agreements, specifically Open Value and Microsoft Online Services. The program helps...
  • LET Your Mouse Do the Marketing! - Upcoming MARKETING events in Chicago, Minneapolis and Cincinatti

    Join us for this exclusive event for Microsoft Partners! Meet Jeremy Epstein, founder of Never Stop Marketing, as he shares survival strategies to grow your business in today’s online marketing environment. February 9, 2010 3:00...
  • Spring Partner Briefings coming to a city near you!

    Please join your local Microsoft team for the spring partner briefings coming to a city near you (unless you live in the frozen tundra and we will just call it the late winter partner briefings!). As a result of your feedback - the briefings are...
  • Lead When Things Get Tough...Business Readiness series

    Check out the new Business Readiness in the Learning Plan Tool: www.microsoftlearningplans.com I always enjoy our Business Readiness and this series really struck a chord with me given the economic times. Business Readiness Skills: Leadership in...
  • Want to get 'Ready' for SharePoint 2010?

    Hi Partners, I just wanted to call out that we have a few openings remaining for SharePoint 2010 Ignite Developer and IT Pro training. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Ignite – Developer This 300 level, 3 day training targeted towards experienced...
  • Re-enrollment made easy...

    Many of our partners will be re-enrolling in Q1 CY 2010. It’s easy to find out if you are one of them. Here are some steps that many of us at Microsoft are trying to communicate to our partners: · Sign In to the partner portal (https://partner.microsoft...
  • The Big Easy 4.0 Launch and Why Consider Open Value?

    To the delight of many partners we launched The Big Easy 4.0 on January 3rd! What better way to say Happy New Year to our partners! The Big Easy is an incentive program where a fter a customer makes a qualifying purchase of Open Licensing and valid redemption...
  • I tweet, you tweet, we all tweet for sales leads??????

    Ok, I’ll admit it- I'm actually not much of a tweeter…. but I've been flirting with the idea of starting. I have a feeling I'm not the only one trying to figure out where tweeting should fit into my marketing plan. Today alone, I had 2 Microsoft partners...
  • Desktop Virtualization Whitepaper

    I have been doing more Windows Server 2008 R2 Virtualization presentations lately and a key part of the message is the broader Microsoft Virtualization strategy. This always seems to lead to a conversation about VDI and Remote Desktop Services (formerly...
  • Looking for a Solution to Selling...?

    I continue to hear partners asking for ‘solution sales’ training and other non-product specific sales training. As a result of your input, we have developed a popular destination within the Learning Plan Tool ( www.microsoftlearningplans.com ) called...
  • Datacenter Edition for Small Businesses?

    Yes! I know, when you hear Datacenter Edition you may not think of a solution that fits well in the Small Business space. However, one story in the Windows Server 2008 R2 lineup that is really taking off with Small Business customers is the unlimited...
  • Free ebook! "First Look: Microsoft Office 2010" check this out, limited timing.

    Free e-book: “First Look: Microsoft Office 2010” For a limited time you can download this free e-book without stepping through any registration. First Look: Microsoft Office 2010, by Katherine Murray, offers 14 chapters of early content. Share it customers...
  • By Partner Request: Post Sales - Tech Resources for BPOS

    I've had a few people in the last hour point out this helpful post for partners, I thought I'd pass it along.. http://blogs.technet.com/msuspartner/ It leads you to more BPOS Resources and one partner raved about these: The BPOSitive blog at...
  • Office 2010 Sneak Peek Campaign is live!

    Can you believe that Office 2010 is already around the corner? If you’re starting to plan your strategy for driving new customer adds and existing customer upgrades with the launch, I’ve got a resource for you. The Office 2010 Sneak Peek Campaign is...
  • DO SOMETHING!

    Happy New Year! This week I had the opportunity to present a LIVE MEETING to a group of 30 partners spread across the US. The purpose of the meeting was to share the Local Engagement message. I explained our mission – to help our partners increase...
  • Don't let your Sales Quotes go "stale".

    Lately I've been running into a lot of situations with partners who are in panic mode because a customer has finally decided to act on a quote. Good news right? Well not always, especially if the quote is from 3-4 months ago. And as you already know,...