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Up to Speed with Windows Server 2012
Josh Condie – It’s been a couple of weeks, but these resources are nice ones. Windows Server 2012 R2 is not just a Service Pack roll-up. There is significant enhancement and much that is brand new in the areas of virtualization, storage and much more. This eBook is a great place to...
30 Nov 2013
Qualifying SMB partners can earn up to $5,000 in partner subsidies on Office 365 Deals via the Cloud Deployment Partner program!
Todd Sweetser What is the Cloud Deployment Offer? Overview: Qualifying CDP SMB partners can earn up to $5,000 in partner subsidies on Office 365 Deals! Details: Customers who purchase a minimum of 150 seats of eligible Office 365 Enterprise SKUs will qualify for an investment toward their deployment...
22 Oct 2013
Updated “Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses” training available!
Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Some of you may recall some excellent training that was available to help in your preparation for Office 365 Certification testing that is under the name of Office 365 for SMB Jump Start and is available on TechNet. This training regimen has been updated to...
30 Jul 2013
Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals (Final Edition); and More Win 8 Technical Training for Partners
Josh Condie - We’re happy to announce that we have released the final version of this free ebook. FREE DOWNLOAD FORMATS: PDF Introducing Windows 8- An Overview for IT Professionals - PDF ebook Mobi Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – Mobi format for Kindle ePub...
31 Dec 2012
Upcoming Practice Accelerator Sessions (week starting November 5th)
Josh Condie - Practice Accelerator is a Microsoft offering designed to help partners build a technical services practice around Microsoft solutions. Practice Accelerator is a comprehensive set of reusable tools, resources, and best practices introduced in training delivered via Microsoft Live Meeting...
29 Oct 2012
Josh Condie – Jump Start online courses are specifically tailored for experienced IT pros whose jobs demand they know how to best leverage new, emerging Microsoft technologies. These advanced courses assume a certain level of expertise and domain knowledge, so they move quickly and cover topics in a...
30 Sep 2012
US Partner Skills Development update and resources
By Ron Grattopp ….Just wanted to update you on Microsoft Partner readiness opportunities and resources. I’m hoping most of you are already familiar with these tools and resources and are using them to your best advantage, but it’s always good to do a refresh. Here are three primary...
31 Aug 2012
Small Business Competency: Vouchers for Exam 74-324
Josh Condie – In continuing the theme of the blog entry that my friend and colleague Steve Deming posted about 3 weeks back (8/8/12), Microsoft is now making free exam vouchers available for individuals who were unable to pass exam 74-323. The voucher is for the new exam: 74-324. Steve’s post ...
28 Aug 2012
Microsoft Sales Specialist–Update–Partner Sales Skills Excellence
B V A Welcome to the all-new: Partner Sales Skills Excellence Program Your Microsoft Partner Network training is about to get even easier. With the growing success of the current Microsoft Sales Specialist program (over 55,000 accreditations and counting), we’ve decided...
6 Aug 2012
Practice Accelerator Sessions – Starting August 13th
Josh Condie – Below is the schedule for all of the upcoming Practice Accelerator sessions scheduled for next 3 months. The cost to attend a Practice Accelerator session is now only five Partner Advisory Hours! A high-value training offering that can help your business expand across...
31 Jul 2012
Save the Date: “Office 365 for Small Business” Jump Start August 29-30th
Josh Condie - Microsoft is creating a new exam, 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Business . This exam will be based on a training course specifically designed to meet the needs of partners administering Office 365 for small business customers. In summary, if you’re seeking Small...
31 Jul 2012
More Ways to Stay Current with Partner Training Opportunities
Josh Condie - Last week I posted an overview of the new Partner Learning Tool – a great resource to sharpen your technical and sales skills, across product lines, online and for free. This caught the attention of our internal U.S. Partner Learning Team, who are also in the process of promoting...
11 Jun 2012
Great Resource–MPN Partner Learning Plan Tool
Josh Condie – In my many interactions with our SMB partner community throughout the year, I often come away with requests to assemble and consolidate targeted training resources for partners looking to start a new practice or update old skillsets in preparation for a new product release. Until...
8 Jun 2012
Upcoming Practice Accelerator Sessions for Partners – Starting May 7th
Josh Condie - Practice Accelerator is a Microsoft offering designed to help partners build a technical services practice around Microsoft solutions. Practice Accelerator is a comprehensive set of reusable tools, resources, and best practices introduced in training delivered via Microsoft Live...
24 Apr 2012
Small Business Competency and Office 365 Certification Path
B V A Julie Bennani, GM of Microsoft Microsoft Partner Network, recently blogged more information about the upcoming Small Business Competency , which will be launched in June 2012. I wanted to highlight that there will be a strong cloud focus for this competency. ...
18 Apr 2012
Microsoft Certification 20th Anniversary brings program updates
By Ron Grattopp ….. In case you didn’t know, Microsoft Certification celebrated its 20th anniversary on January 31st and to mark that milestone they have launched a year-long effort called “ 20 Years|20 Ways ”. And, on April 11, we announced some significant changes to our MCSE Certification...
12 Apr 2012
Microsoft Competency Roadmap 2011/2012
B V A In today’s competitive environment, a Microsoft gold or silver competency can help set your company apart from the competition by demonstrating a specific, proven skill set to your customers. Did you know that there are over 650,000 partners in Microsoft’s channel...
7 Sep 2011
The Cost of Certification is Going Up
Rob Waggoner If you missed the announcement, the cost of certification exams is increasing effective July 1, 2011. In the U.S., the certification exam will increase from $125.00 to $150.00. It looks like the traditional discounts will still be available, but the discounted price will increase...
12 Jun 2011
You want it, you got it!…great new training opportunity around the cloud and virtualization, and did I mention it’s free!
by Ron Grattopp……The “Cloud” and Virtualization are arguably the two hottest topics in the industry today, and Microsoft has some great technology for you leverage in your customer solutions portfolio in both of those spaces. If you didn’t already know about it, the Microsoft Virtual Academy...
16 May 2011
New Certification Pack offering will help you get or upgrade your certifications for less
by Ron Grattopp…….Most of you, being Microsoft partners, should already be familiar with the fact that the former Microsoft Partner Program, now Microsoft Partner Network (MPN), has undergone some significant changes. One of the major changes is the requirement for partners looking to qualify for...
20 Aug 2010
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