Partners,

I am excited to announce that I have accepted a new role as US Director, Partner Enablement and Learning Channel.  You know how passionate I am about helping our partners be successful.  Over the last 4 years as the Central Region Enablement Director (RED), I have been working to make relevant partner to partner connections, introducing programs to drive new business opportunities, and have been a strong advocate for MPN and new incentive offerings.  I look forward leveraging these experiences to drive new offerings with and through our partners and the Learning Channel.  The Regional Enablement Directors, the Readiness team, and Microsoft Learning BDM will report to me.  So, I am not going far and look forward to staying in contact and sharing insights to continue to best impact your business.

Here is to a great FY12!

-Scott Akin- sakin@microsoft.com