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 West Region. We also use this list to update our West Region page on the U.S. partner portal.

These recommendations were in the U.S. partner newsletter delivered Friday, March 2. This week’s role-based training recommendations are for Microsoft System Center 2012 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

Green is the color of the month of March. We see peeks of green as new spring growth begins to sprout and, of course, for St. Patrick’s Day and those lucky four-leaf clovers. You’ll feel lucky with these great opportunities that can help you build a little ‘green’ for your business.

  • Join our March West Region Partner Call on Friday, March 16 at 10:00AM Pacific Time to hear about marketing with Microsoft Community Connections and cross-sell/upsell opportunities.   
  • The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is here. See what’s next for Windows, and get resources to take advantage of the current opportunities with Windows 7.
  • Register for a West Region VAR Summit in San Diego, CA on March 20 (Invitation Key: B2E87F); Phoenix, AZ on April 17 (Invitation Key: 2A7F19); Denver, CO on April 19 (Invitation Key: AC4CB5).
  • Enroll in the current VAR Rebate program and earn up to 20% in rebates on annuity agreements.
  • The Big Easy Offer 8 is back, with partner subsidy payouts to customers who purchase eligible Microsoft products and services, including cloud services like Microsoft Office 365 and Windows Intune.
  • In the March Annuity Webcast on Wednesday, March 7, we’ll discuss Unified Communications and Microsoft Office 365.
  • Invite your customers to the Unleash Your Productivity Webcast on Friday, March 23. Microsoft experts will discuss ways to share information effectively and collaborate efficiently with Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010.