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  • Blog Post: Have you become a Microsoft Security Software Advisor (SSA) Partner yet?

    Did you know that as an SSA partner, your company can earn fees up to 30% of your customers' total Microsoft Forefront and Identity and Access security and software purchases when you recommend and deploy Forefront and Identity and Access Solutions? Full details on SSA program details, eligibility, how...
  • Blog Post: Big Easy 4.1 Webcast starts soon... increase your margins for June

    Join Jason Rook and Brad Rozen today at 1 PM CST webcast to learn about The Big Easy Offer 4.1 Andy blogged about it yesterday but we are about to begin the webcast with Redmond Channel Partner Be one of the hundreds of partners to learn how you can increase your margins during the next 30...
  • Blog Post: Close more Office 2010 deals - Partner Training Webinar

    Close more Office 2010 deals! Office 2010 Selling Strategies - Join Diana Tibbs, General Manager, SMB - Central Region, as she leads SMB partners through selling strategies and customer conversations including: Upsell and cross-sell opportunities in Microsoft Office 2010 How to handle upgrade...
  • Blog Post: 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 business priorities and key resources around sales...
  • Blog Post: Win Big with the Microsoft Virtualization Spring Carnival

    Fabulous prizes- who can resist this one?? Partners and their technicians can win fabulous prizes while on their way to attaining the Virtualization Competency and capturing a slice of the estimated $10 billion Virtualization market opportunity.† Prizes range from a Microsoft HD Widescreen Webcam...
  • Blog Post: 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, Microsoft employees and others from the Indiana Technology...
  • Blog Post: Check out this webcast and May Sales Offers you can't afford to miss out on!

    Here is a summary of sales offers designed for small and midsize organizations for May 2009. Please be sure to check www.MicrosoftIncentives.com for all the latest information on Microsoft sales offers. We hear often that partners want a good, current cheat sheet so here you go (thanks for the...
  • Blog Post: Matchmaker, Matchmaker, make me a match!

    Hey Microsoft Platform Partners- The Microsoft Matchmaker Cash Incentive for Platform Partners was just announced. You recieve $250 per Microsoft Dynamics lead! Microsoft Matchmaker is a Partner-to-Partner lead sharing tool designed to facilitate the process of creating and passing leads between...
  • Blog Post: September Central Region Partner Marketing 411 Webcast - recording now posted!

    If your target audience in SMB and you are serious about your local marketing and integrating live and virtual events into your strategy, we have you covered with this all new webcast series. If you missed the session this past Friday, do not despair! You can now catch it via th e Partner Learning Center...
  • Blog Post: Central Region 4-1-1 Partner Marketing Webcast Series continues - check out the archived sessions and register now for the November and December BPOS sessions!

    Partner Marketing 4-1-1 Webcast: Learn “How to Transform Your Business with Online Services” - REGISTER TODAY! The Central Region 4-1-1 Partner Marketing Webcast Series is an easy way for partners to get information that can help them effectively reach new small and midsized customers...
  • Blog Post: The Big Easy Offer Returns for June 2010!

    The Big Easy Offer is back for one month only! The promotion will run from June 1, 2010 through July 2, 2010. What’s different about The Big Easy Offer 4.1? The Big Easy Offer 4.1 has higher payout rates for the Windows Server family (up to 42%) – creating a great...
  • Blog Post: 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 to ensure that all of our partners feel completely...
  • Blog Post: 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: We need to know who you are and what you...
  • Blog Post: 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 latest sales-readiness information. Each month...
  • Blog Post: Big Easy Offer 5.0 Webcast

    Close the quarter strong with Microsoft’s Big Easy Offer 5.0! In this special Customer Offers webcast, you will get the details of the offer structure, product priorities, and how The Big Easy Offer 5.0 helps partners engage more strategically with, and sell more consultatively to, SMB customers...
  • Blog Post: 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 here... If you want to leverage this Windows...
  • Blog Post: 10.22.10 Partner Marketing 4-1-1 Webcast: Learn “How to Transform Your Business with Online Services” - REGISTER TODAY!

    The Central Region 4-1-1 Partner Marketing Webcast Series is an easy way for partners to get information that can help them effectively reach new small and midsized customers. These energizing 4-1-1 webcasts take place on the fourth Friday every month at 1:00 P.M. for one hour. Friday, October 22...
  • Blog Post: September Offers and Incentives Webcast

    Hey Folks- It's that time again, a new month and some new offers and incentives to help you close deals this month. If your looking for a deeper dive into understanding not only the offers but value based messating and scenarios- join our very own Michael Moore to hear about our September Offers....
  • Blog Post: 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 the privilege of not being required to match initial...
  • Blog Post: Want a free copy of Office 2010?

    Test your knowledge and receive a free copy of Microsoft ® Office Professional 2010! Here's how — complete at least three training courses by visiting the Microsoft Partner University today. Once you have completed your training, please visit www.officeexcitementkit.com to register. Hurry...
  • Blog Post: Think you know Office 2010?? Beat the geek!

    Show off your knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 by earning daily points on the Beat the Geek website! Register to win $500 and compete against your peers! Get started today by visiting: www.beattheofficegeek.com Questions? Feel free to reach out to us anytime: btoghelp@microsoft.com
  • Blog Post: 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 by a Partner based in IL. Long story short, a Partner...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Ways to leverage the "Launch".

    Get Ready : 1. Loadfests : Register for WIN 7 Loadfests in your Area, to learn tips and get a free copy of NFR WIN 7 Ultimate, register here . 2. Digital Launch : Listen to the digital launch by Steveb on SEPT 29 th , 9:00am PDT. 3. Objections ? Visit www.readyset7.com to learn more about getting...
  • Blog Post: New! Monthly Offers and Incentives Call for Partners

    To hear the latest information on Microsoft sales offers, please register for our new monthly webcast held the second Friday of each month. Audience: All Microsoft Partners. Register today! The first webcast will be on August 14, 2009 at 11:00 am pacific.
  • Blog Post: Local Event Marketing Opportunity with a built in SMB audience!!!

    ABOUT THE PROGRAM Microsoft Community Connections is a business development program that offers a turn-key event marketing (speaking) opportunity for local Microsoft partners with a built in SMB audience!!! In a nutshell, the program offers an opportunity for Microsoft SMB focused partners to team...