We're looking for interesting Windows 8 Pro SMB Customer Stories

The SMB Platinum programme is now accepting nominations for customer case studies.  If you have an SMB customer (under 500 employees) that has an interesting Windows 8 Pro story to tell then we would very much like to hear from you! The top 20 SMB stories from partners will be featured in our Platinum Programme…

0

Apps Ideas Board: Crowd-sourcing App Ideas (December 2013)

To bring you the most relevant Apps ideas, we’ve crowd-sourced through our 8,000 strong panel on Café MSN.  The panel was asked to share ideas on Consumer Apps, Business Apps or improvements that could be made to any existing App. As they shared their own ideas, they also voted on other peoples which gave us…

3

‘One Microsoft’ and the stories from our UK partners

Last week several hundred Microsoft managed and competency partners joined us at Twickenham Stadium for our UK partner conference. It was our opportunity to meet with some of the 32,000 strong UK partner community and outline what ‘One Microsoft’ means in terms of opportunities for them and how British businesses can benefit from using Microsoft…

0

Yammer Enterprise With Office 365 Internal Use Rights

Yammer Enterprise is now available to partners as a part of the Office 365 Internal Use Rights (IURs) provided through our Microsoft cloud programmes. You can visit the Office 365 Administration Portal (in the “service overview” tab under “included service”) to check if Yammer is available for your account and then activate it. Please note…

0

Microsoft Lync – The Billion Dollar Business

Thought this maybe of interest. Impressive Lync infographic highlighting its incredible growth. Great to share with your customers. If you sell Lync or are thinking of selling it, you should check out the Love Lync page on the Partner Portal which features essential partner readiness, sales and marketing resources. High res PDF version is attached…

5

December Webinar Series – Free Training!

This December, we’re offering free, trainer-led webinars focused on helping our partners gain their Sales Specialist (SSA) and Pre-sales Technical Specialist (PST) Accreditations in the Private Cloud/Management and Virtualization and Communications Competencies. Sales and Presales Technical accreditation can help you show customers you’re an expert in your industry. “When customers see the certificates in the…

0

Microsoft ahead of the game server and cloud technical training

Microsoft Ahead of the Game Technical Series provides training, demonstrations and hands-on instruction on how to use the latest Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Intune, Azure and  O365 capabilities to deliver solutions to small and midsize organizations. The training courses are designed to prepare value-added reseller (VAR) partners to help customers get their businesses ahead…

4

Access Business Development Support: GrowthAccelerator Events Return in Jan

We've covered GrowthAccelerator a few times via the blog and you can find more detailed information on the programme here. In short GrowthAccelerator helps business leaders who are passionate about growing their business achieve their ambitions. They do this by matching businesses with proven business experts to define a tailored growth plan that will realise controlled…

5

Access Partner Specific Social Media Ready Content and Start Generating Leads

Social media is fast becoming a very powerful B2B marketing tool. However, to many, its hard to set up within a business due to the time required to source, create and post content to social networks! In answer to this, we've decided to make UK partners lives a lot easier. Introducing Microsoft socialondemand The socialondemand…

2

Microsoft UK awarded Cloud Services Vendor of the Year at the CRN Awards!

  Fantastic news, last night Microsoft were awarded Cloud Services Vendor of the Year at the CRN Awards in London. This is the largest Channel awards event in the UK and the judging is by a mixed panel of resellers, vendors and distributors.  We wouldn’t have achieved this without our Partners and Customers, so thank…

0