Thank you West Region Partners for providing us with the opportunity to bring you content that matters most to you! Two months into 2011 and the momentum continues to grow with the ever so increasing opportunities and resources available to you as valued Microsoft Partners.


On Friday, February 18, 2011 our West Region team, Glenn Osako – Partner Territory Manager, West Region SMB&D, Woody Walton – Partner Technology Advisor, SMB&D TS2 Team, and Joshua Shea- US SMB Online Services Business Development Manager, hosted the Monthly Partner Call with a focus on providing you with the keys for the Private Cloudusing Systems Center and Virtualization. Detailed discussion on topics such as: Hyper-V vs. VMware, Systems Center, and Licensing 101.


The Experts:

Woody Walton,

Systems Center, Virtualization and the Private Cloud

Woody discussed the key elements to accelerate your server virtualization business with the System Center Family of Tools.  In addition, how System Center will help your client’s better manage both their on-premise infrastructure and can be the platform to transition to private and public clouds.


Joshua Shea,

BPOS Offers and Updates

Microsoft has released new Customer and Partner offers for BPOS (Microsoft Online Services) Sales. This offer is for Partner Dollars! Joshua takes you through the new offers highlighting the key advantages, customer selling points and partner rewards for driving sales of Microsoft Online Services.


For a more detailed presentation regarding the BPOS offers in market join Joshua Shea and Ed Omland as they discuss “Bringing Clarity to MS Online Cloud (BPOS) Promotions, Programs & Resources” on February 24, 2011 @ 10 AM PST. Register here.


Our West Region Partner Business Development Managers will walk you through the recently released BPOS promotions including the Customer Rewards Promo ($1500) and Velocity 250 ($250). We’ll discuss the qualifications, requirements and process for rebate submission.


Watch the February Monthly Webcast Now: Partner Learning Center.

To view, simply sign into the Microsoft Partner Network using your Live ID.


Next Monthly Partner Call:  March 18, 2011. As a reminder there is a new registration process in place for the upcoming Monthly Partner Calls. Register Now!


*For all other West Region Partner announcements visit the West Region MPN Homepage.