• Calling Chicago area SBSC partners - Event Sponsorship / Networking Opportunity - April 6th - Secure your spot today!

    I have a great networking and promotional opportunity for Chicagoland SBSC partners! The Local Engagement Team has secured an event sponsorship and looking for Microsoft SBSC partners to showcase their companies and co-promote the local small buisness...
  • I keep getting the same muffin-eater at my event!

    I keep getting the same muffin-eater at my event! I hear that comment all the time from partners. How can you drive more people to your event? I have already promoted the idea of working with other partners. Today’s BLOG is about messaging . Research...
  • Feb. 9th IAMCP event in Chicago - Register today!!!

    Please join the IAMCP Chicago Chapter for our February 9th, member meeting! IAMCP is a professional organization focused on joint business development and partnership among Microsoft Partners. Date: February 9, 2010 Time: 8:30am- 12:00pm Location...
  • New IAMCP Chapter launching in Indianapolis on March 15th

    There is a brand new chapter of International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners launching on March 15th in Indianapolis! The International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP) helps Microsoft Certified Partners, Business Solutions...
  • Top Training partners have taken last month...

    I thought I would share the Top Training that partners are taking. It might be worth a look to help you ramp your readiness. Top Training – Picked by Partners Partnercasts 1. Office Web Apps and other Office 2010 features to Help answer...
  • WPC Save the Date!

    Save the date s of July 11-15 and plan to join the Microsoft U.S. partner team in Washington, D.C. for this year’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC 2010) . Each year, WPC brings together Microsoft executives, team members, and partners from...
  • IAMCP Chapter launching in Indianapolis - March 15th - RSVP today

    The Indianapolis Chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP) is launching – mark your calendar and RSVP today! Microsoft partners of all types are encouraged to attend, to network with other Microsoft partners,...
  • Announcing a New Tool to Build Partner Capability...

    I want to provide a sneak peek into a new tool that is launching March 1 st , Microsoft Partner GPS (Guide Partner Success) . Microsoft Partner GPS is a self-service partner experience to : Enable end-to-end partner capability by surfacing...
  • Small Business Specialist Community (SBSC)

    In 2005, Microsoft introduced the SBSC program. It’s a competency-like designation for partners who specialize in providing solutions and services to the small-business segment. There are some nice program benefits - a specialized logo, deeper training...
  • MPN Changes in Credential requirements.

    I want to provide a peek into some changes around Credential changes. We will be sending out further communications shortly. Effective Dec 15, 2009, the following certifications will no longer be required for partners to qualify into the listed competencies...
  • Are you an Ingram Micro Seismic Partner?

    If you are, you won't want to miss this upcoming webinar being held on March 10th at 11 a.m. PST. This one hour event, "Microsoft Hosted Exchange 2010: Successfully Sell Now", is a must attend. We are going to discuss positioning Hosted Exchange with...
  • What's on your mind? Microsoft wants to know...

    Hi Partners! As part of our ongoing efforts to stay in touch and improve satisfaction, Microsoft is sponsoring the bi-annual Global Relationship Survey . The week of March 8th, you'll receive an invitation from IPSOS, our research vendor, with a link...
  • BEO 4.0 ... easy as 1, 2, 3

    Partners, 1. Don’t leave money on the table…money that is intended for you! 2. Don’t be shy, if you are not comfortable with the calculator or the terms or just want a little more information, the time is now! BEO 4.0 is only here through 3/31/2010...
  • Upcoming North Central Partner Briefings & VAR Summit

    Please Join Us for the North Central Partner Briefings and the NEW VAR Summit! Spring Partner Briefing! NEW and IMPROVED Microsoft Partner Briefing Series! Based on overwhelming partner feedback, we are evolving the North Central Partner Briefing...
  • Join us as we create a new spirit of philanthropy among the Indiana IT community - Byte Night 2010

    Individual tickets are now available for NPower Indiana's Byte Night 2010! Join us as we create a new spirit of philanthropy among the Indiana IT community. February 26, 2010 * Children's Museam of Indianapolis More than 40 IT and business service...
  • ATTN Indianapolis area partners - Introducing NPower

    I’m reaching out today to invite you and your organization to be a part of NPower Indiana’s Byte Night 2010 -- an exciting upcoming event combining Indiana IT leaders and philanthropy. NPower is a nonprofit organization, with the mission of providing...
  • Congrats Microsoft Local Engagement Team!

    The Local Engagement Team (LET) has partnered with Jeremy Epstein of Never Stop Marketing ( http://jer979.com/whyjer979/ ) to bring to market a series of events that help Micosoft Partners take their Marketing skills to the next level. LET was just...
  • announcing... the Great Technology Makeover Sweepstakes

    The Great Technology Makeover Sweepstakes Registered Partners who subscribe or renew their Microsoft Action Pack Subscription between October 15, 2009, and June 14, 2010, will be automatically entered into The Great Office Technology Makeover for a...
  • Chamber of Commerce – do they really work?

    There are over 350 Chambers of Commerce in the 7-state area I cover. I work with a number of them. The goal of a chamber is to help goal is to further the interests of businesses in their local area. Businesses and individual can join and there are several...
  • Co-marketing opportunity - Chicago area partners targeting small businesses in downtown and south suburban areas

    Attention Chicago area partners- I have been approached by a commercial cleaning business servicing small businesses in the downtown and south suburban areas (within Cook County) who is interested in teaming up with 1 or more Microsoft partners for co...
  • National Marketing Speaker coming to Chicago on Feb. 9th - Register today!

    LET Your Mouse Do the Marketing! 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. ...
  • The Great Technology Makeover Sweepstakes

    Partners who subscribe or renew their Microsoft Action Pack Subscription between October 15, 2009, and June 14, 2010, will be automatically entered into The Great Office Technology Makeover for a chance to win an HP ProLiant Server, five new HP ProBook...
  • Are you this years Microsoft US Partner of the Year?

    An important part of WPC is recognizing our partners and the solutions they have built using Microsoft products and technologies. This year at WPC 2010, we will give away over 60 partner awards, including the new “U.S. Partner of the Year” Award. Winning...
  • Exclusive Offer for IAMCP Partners!

    Flex Funds (New Promotion!) · $500 flexible marketing dollars exclusive to IAMCP-US Partners! · Available to first 190 Microsoft Partners who apply and are approved. · MUST be members of: IAMCP – United States. How it works: 1. Qualifying...
  • Looking for a Chicago downtown and a Southside partner to co-market with a local complimentary company targeting small businesses

    Attention Chicago area partners - I have been approached by a commercial cleaning business servicing small businesses in the downtown and south suburban areas (within Cook County) who is interested in teaming up with 1 or more Microsoft partners for co...