Partner Skills Initiative

How to attract and retain talent with the Partner Skills Initiative By Liz Penning, UK Partner Skills Lead As Partner Skills Lead, working closely with partners, one of the things I realise we have in common is our passion to ensure employees have the skills to drive business goals and to help our customers succeed….


International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day 8th March 2019 By Ella Cockerell, Independent Software Vendor Lead – Microsoft UK IWD is a great day to highlight some of the great work Microsoft and its partners are doing around inclusion and diversity. In fact it’s so important to our industry’s transformation that we wanted to recognize the great work…


Our Shared Opportunity

Joe Macri, Vice President, UK Commercial Partner at Microsoft, looks back at the recent Partner Summit and reflects on how Microsoft partners can take advantage of new opportunities. It’s been a month since we got together at our Partner Executive Summit, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to reflect on the key messages from…


Seizing the AI opportunity today

Seizing the AI opportunity today By Joe Macri, VP of Commercial Partner, Microsoft UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here. It is swiftly becoming a part of our everyday lives – through everything from email spam filters to voice assistant technologies – but there is still much uncertainty within the enterprise community regarding how that power…


Highlights from Inspire 2018: Invest in people and skills – our greatest assets

By Joe Macri, VP of Commercial Partner, Microsoft UK ‘We are lucky to be in the tech industry’, these are Satya Nadella’s words from his Corenote at Inspire and Ready 2018 and I truly believe it is one of the most exciting times to be in this industry and be a Microsoft partner. We are…


Propelling Smart Energy Forward with IoT Solutions

Written by Justin Slade Building, deploying, and implementing IoT solutions can take considerable time and resources. Which is why Microsoft recently committed to investing $5 billion in IoT over the next four years with the goals of simplifying IoT and making it available to everyone. And as those in the energy industry work to implement…


You’re going to need a bigger accounting software suite

  Did you know? The world’s longest goldfish measured a whopping 47.4cm from snout to tail. And it wasn’t plucked from a lake or a giant pond. It was raised in captivity by a man called Joris Gijsbers. It’s an old wives’ tale that a goldfish will only grow to fit the size of its…


The customer won’t listen: advice for modern marketers

In 1987, The Smiths released a compilation album, The World Won’t Listen. The title was born from Morrissey’s frustration that the band hadn’t reached the mainstream success he wanted. In the UK, it reached number two in the charts. People who already listened to The Smiths loved The World Won’t Listen. But the critics didn’t….


Kainos in the Spotlight: UK Country Partner of the Year 2018

It’s that time of year again – the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards, where we showcase the excellence that our partners have demonstrated over the past year by showcasing them across the globe, and we’d like to further congratulate our 2018 UK Country Partner of the Year, Kainos, on their fantastic award. Founded in…


Don’t Perspire at Inspire

By Sarah Croxford, Enterprise Channel Manager, Microsoft UK. I have been asked many a time by partners, “How do I make a success of Microsoft Inspire?” “It’s a big investment, how do I justify it?” Having been to several WPC and Microsoft Inspire events I thought I would share some guidance for partners as to…