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New US SMB Partner Center on MPN!
Todd Sweetser A new helpful resource has been created to help Microsoft partners focused on the SMB (Small and Medium Business) space! We know that the amount of information that is out these can be quite challenging to navigate. A web HUB has been created to help narrow down some of the...
26 Nov 2013
EXTRA! EXTRA! – Take a look at the revamped Touch Wins Program for selling Windows Touch Devices
Woody Walton For those that know me, they know I am a skeptic. I would classify myself more as a pragmatist however. When an incentive comes to market I instantly seek to rip holes in it and figure out where is does not work. initially I was skeptical of the Touch Wins program...
31 Oct 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
Get assistance in building up your Cloud Practice from your preferred Distributor!
Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers and would be Cloud Sellers! Our Cloud partner community continues to evolve and grow at an accelerated pace. As such the information pool available tends to be everywhere, sometimes making the information you are searching for challenging to find. This...
13 Aug 2013
Are you familiar with the upcoming MPN changes?
J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- Head on over to http://aka.ms/mpnchanges to download the July 2013 update. There are quite a number of items for you and your business to consider within the next half of this year as you grow and build your practice! In this update we cover: News and...
31 Jul 2013
Microsoft SMB Accelerated Sales Process
B V A The Accelerated Sales Process was specifically designed to address the challenges described below, and create a pro-Microsoft bias, by re-aligning buying and selling activities. Customers have fundamentally changed how and when they engage with sales professionals during their...
13 Jun 2013
How can I install Microsoft Products for Sales Demos without breaking the bank?
Woody Walton I am often asked by partners how they can get software for their sales teams to Demo without having to pay for the license. There are several answers to that questions and I thought I would run them by you all as a refresher. While investigating for a recent inquiry, I...
31 May 2013
Partners, your customers only have 15 Days and 20 Hours to make a qualifying Big Easy or Cloud Easy purchase!!
J.J. Antequino ---------------------------------- I’m not sure if I have made this clear enough, but you and your customers only have about 2 weeks to take advantage of the Big Easy and Cloud Easy offers! This incentive ends on MAY 31st!! I wrote about both of these...
15 May 2013
Don’t Leave Free Money on the Table: The Customer Ignite Offer expires in two weeks.
Woody Walton It isn’t often that anyone offers to give you anything for free, so when it comes along you should take advantage. Recently, the Ready-to-go team at Microsoft put together the Customer Ignite offer . The offer ends on May 15th and there is still plenty of time to...
30 Apr 2013
Great Windows Client Resource Collection for the IT Pro
Josh Condie – Stephen Rose and his team have put together an amazing IT Pro resource for the Windows client The Springboard Series! Where to find guidance demos, tools, and tips for IT pros? The Springboard Series! What is the Springboard Series? The Springboard Series is Microsoft’s engagement...
30 Apr 2013
April 5 is your last day to save $200 on your WPC 2013 all-access pass!
Josh Condie - Registration savings end April 5 (Today!) Early-bird registration for WPC 2013 ends April 5. Get our best price on registration and pay just $1,795 for your all-access pass, a savings of $200 (full price is $1,995). There is an additional $200 refund for registrations that qualify...
5 Apr 2013
IGNITE+ – Now available online !!!
B V A Office Ignite Sales and Technical Content Available for Partners on MPN The Office Ignite Sales and Technical content is now available for partners with MPN credentials on the Partner Learning Center (PLC). Each session module features a video recording of the session content delivered...
15 Mar 2013
OEM Partners can qualify for FREE Office 365 Home Premium
B V A March Special: Office Business and Consumer readiness offer Get a free* digital download of Office 365. We are giving away 1,000 digital downloads of Office 365 Home Premium to partners around the US and Canada !!! Only the first 1,000 partners who pass a quick assessment on Microsoft...
6 Mar 2013
Big Easy 10 & Cloud Easy now available
B V A The Big Easy Offer 10: Customers get an opportunity to earn subsidy payouts on eligible Microsoft volume license purchases that can be applied towards future purchases of Microsoft software or associated services from their Microsoft partner of choice. · Offer valid purchase period...
4 Mar 2013
2013 Worldwide Partner Conference – Pre-Registration Open – Save $300
Josh Condie – WPC 2012 was the biggest and best WPC yet. Now, we’re focused on bringing you a conference experience that delivers you the information, insights, and connections that will help your business win big. Through January 30, you can pre-register for WPC 2013 at a significant discount...
15 Jan 2013
2,000 FREE Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses (Exam 74-324) Vouchers
Josh Condie – This is great opportunity to advance 2 competencies quickly, and at a significantly reduced cost. Here is a very exciting offer for partners everywhere (not just the U.S.). Right now, the first 2,000 partners who take “Exam 74-324: Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses”...
15 Jan 2013
Partner Resolutions for the New Year!
Woody Walton If you are in the eastern Time zone it is already 2013! So happy New Year to you. If you are like me, you have an hour or two left. In any case with the new year comes resolutions! …As I am recommending resolutions to you, I will refrain from the “quit smoking...
31 Dec 2012
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
Marketing Webcast by Ready to Go Team
B V A In recent conversations with many partners we have received feedback on helping them drive better Marketing and Sales campaigns. The Ready to Go team has put together the following webcast to help you drive sales with your marketing plan. Please join Kelly Stark , Sr. Partner...
28 Nov 2012
Small Business Competency and 74-324
B V A In past posts, my teammates and I have blogged about Microsoft Competencies, just search our blog with “Competency”. However, while recently supporting the HTG Summit and IT Nation in Orlando Florida, the topic of Exam 74-324 came up a lot . Many asked about this new exam...
27 Nov 2012
Now Available – Work Smart Guide for Windows 8 – The Quick and Essential Training for End-Users
Josh Condie – For those of you who subscribe to the weekly Technet Newsletter, you may have already seen this. For those of you who don’t, or may not have reviewed the entire newsletter, this resource is worth calling out. The Work Smart Guide for Windows 8 is a condensed, visual guide to...
31 Oct 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
Cloud Fast-Track Bootcamp is Coming to a City Near You…
Josh Condie – If you have just begun to sell Microsoft Online Services such as Office 365 and are looking for the deep guidance to accelerate your new practice, then this course is just what you need. You will learn about all of the programs and resources available to you and your customers...
1 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
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