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  • 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: October Recommendations

    Each month, your first-Friday delivery of the U.S. partner newsletter, emailed to you as a benefit of your Microsoft Partner Network membership, contains a list of our recommendations for U.S. SMB partners located in the Central Region. We also use this list to update our Central Region page on the U...
  • 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: 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 other questions. Well, the Microsoft U.S. Heartland...
  • Blog Post: 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 and our partners and as the economy has presented...
  • Blog Post: Licensing Bootcamps are back!

    You may remember it as the Licensing Bootcamp; we’ve re-named it and AMPED IT UP!! We’ve now got 101 and 201 level events for those of you that are ready to take your Licensing Skills to the next level. Licensing Essentials 101 (the Fundamentals session) introduces you to the basics...
  • 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: 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: 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 : Microsoft Offices 200 E.Randolph,...
  • Blog Post: 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 result of the initial upgrade, a number of Partners...
  • 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: Worldwide Partner Conference Registration Opens Today!!

    Reserve your space! Check out all of the cool things happening that week! Submit your solution for a worldwide award! So much to do, so little time! http://digitalwpc.com/ Check it out here. -lesley
  • Blog Post: 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 and as the economy has presented its challenges...
  • Blog Post: 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=US
  • Blog Post: Partners get 250 free seats of BPOS (Exchange, SharePoint, Live Meeting, Office Communicator) for internal use!

    Did you know that as a partner who registers to resell Microsoft Online Services, AKA BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite), one of the benefits is 250 free seats for internal use? This comes in handy especially if you are paying another vendor for web meeting, email or a collaboration solution....
  • Blog Post: Save your customer 15% when they have an Open License renewal due!

    Use the 'Simplify and Save' promotion to save your customers 15%. Do you have a customer with either an Open Business agreement with Software Assurance (SA) or Open Value agreement coming due for renewal? If you help your customer renew either type of agreement into an Open Value or Open Value Subscription...
  • Blog Post: The Big Easy...

    Over the last few months that we have been running this promotion I have seen subsidies for as little as $100 but for as much as $13K. The more product groups the customer purchases from, the more cash they will get back. Customers have been thrilled to be receiving this amount of money no matter the...
  • Blog Post: 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, a check is sent to the customer made payable...
  • Blog Post: 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 Partners and Registered Partners grow their...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft® Midwest Area VAR Summits

    ***Cindy Bates, Microsoft VP of SMB, will keynote the Chicago VAR Summit on 11/10/10! Register TODAY: Indianapolis, IN: October 28 Downers Grove, IL: November 2 Milwaukee, WI: November 4 Chicago, IL: November 10 The VAR Summit is an exclusive event for executives...
  • Blog Post: 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 http://blogs.technet.com/bpositive/ . This blog is...
  • Blog Post: 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 you increase earnings across products, and is designed...
  • Blog Post: Hosting Partners! Attend the next Hosting Partner Community Call on 12/16!

    Register Today HERE and use Event ID 1032471174 Event Overview Be sure to register the next Hosting Partner Community Call that will be covering our Quarterly Licensing Brief (QLB) Update . The QLB will share the latest news and updates on SPLA, and give you the opportunity...