Microsoft’s FY12 is well under way, with a phenomenal network of partners and a portfolio of products that is the market is raging about, we are EXCITED of what this year has to offer! During the August West Region Monthly Partner Call Benny Madrid, General Manager West Region SMB&D and his team shared with you key insights into the outlook on the Microsoft market, business opportunities, and valuable resources to help you understand and sell Microsoft’s Cloud solutions.

Watch the recording here.


The Experts:

Microsoft Technology Buzz: Microsoft Office 365

Scott Akin, Regional Enablement Director

With Office 365 recently launched, Scott Akin shared various resources available to help you sell it!


Cloud Champions Club

Joshua Shea, Partner Business Development Manager

Joshua shared key benefits and resources available to partners to help grow their cloud business with the Cloud Champions Club


Partners, are you Getting Yours?

Suzanne Lavine, Partner Territory Manager, West Region SMB&D

Diane Golshan, Sr. Marketing Manager, US Partner Programs

Building a consistent business flow with predictable cashflow was at heart of Suzanne discussion. She shared with partners how to build and maintain Microsoft Open Renewals. With efforts focused on making renewals a seamless process, Diane Golshan shared a sneak peak of the new Virtual Partner Concierge and how Microsoft has made it as simple as 1…2…3… to know what Microsoft Renewal business is going to need your attention.


MS Finance

Amy Horsman, West Region Channel Sales Manager, SMB & Dynamics | Microsoft Financing - PNC Equipment Finance

Amy took our partners through the various financial tools that Microsoft has made available through MS Finance to leverage when closing the deal.


Watch the August Monthly Webcast Now: Partner Learning Center.

To view, simply sign into the Microsoft Partner Network using your Live ID. To download the decks from this month’s call, click here.


Next Monthly Partner Call:  September 16, 2011. Register Now!


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