Windows Server 2012: A huge moment in this big launch season

by Peter Han, Vice President, Microsoft U.S. OEM Division Too often, we only realize that we were part of something “big” in hindsight, but it’s genuinely thrilling when you know you’re being part of something big, now. Such is the case as we—as a company and as the most diverse partner ecosystem in the world—experience…


U.S. partner news for Friday, October 19, 2012

In your newsletter this week, customized according to your company’s business model, Microsoft Partner Network membership, and your role, you’ll find the latest partner-related information and news about preparing for Windows 8 (just a few days away!), understanding changes to competencies that take effect in November, and new training opportunities. Our training focus in today’s…

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Your Action Pack: IT pro and developer resources for Windows 8

by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead Each month in the U.S. partner newsletter, Julie Golding delivers a message to Microsoft Action Pack Solution Provider (SP) and Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design (DD) subscribers, offering information about growth and engagement opportunities and tips for utilizing the benefits of the subscription. As the U.S. lead for…

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Competency Partners: Requirements changes and name changes

by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead Each month in the U.S. partner newsletter, Julie Golding delivers a message for Microsoft Partner Network organizations who hold one or more Microsoft competencies, offering information and recommendations to help those companies take advantage of their membership benefits and differentiate their businesses in the marketplace by showcasing their expertise….


Cloud Partners: Build Your Cloud Expertise and Sales Pipeline

by Sharon Collins, Microsoft U.S. Cloud Partner Lead Each month in the U.S. partner newsletter, Sharon Collins delivers a message for Microsoft Cloud Partners, offering information and recommendations to help those companies build their cloud practices around Microsoft online services like Microsoft Office 365, Windows Intune, Microsoft CRM Online, Microsoft Private Cloud, and Windows Azure….


Partners with a gold competency: plan for a membership fee increase

by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead Starting mid-November, the U.S. gold competency membership fee will increase to $5,260. This increase will be reflected when you attain or renew your gold competency. Microsoft partners that have attained a gold competency represent best-in-class capabilities as market leaders, and the depth and breadth of today’s partner benefits are…


Earn the Small Business competency: Microsoft Office 365 exam change

by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead Earlier this year, we launched the new Microsoft Small Business competency to help partners build on their experience in the small business customer segment and capitalize on cloud opportunities in that market. In response to partner feedback, a new exam focused on the needs of small business customers, 74-324:…


SMBs realize the lasting benefits of upgraded technology

by Peter Han, Vice President, Microsoft U.S. OEM Division When a business upgrades the technology it uses every day, productivity, workflow, and overall functionality can be dramatically and positively impacted. While a new Microsoft Dynamics or Microsoft SharePoint implementation is life-changing in the workplace, Microsoft partners know that it doesn’t need to be a major…

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Cloud Partners: Microsoft Office 365 Email Migration Offer

by Sharon Collins, Microsoft U.S. Cloud Partner Lead For Microsoft Cloud Program members in the United States (Microsoft Cloud Essentials Pack and Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Program), I am pleased to extend an exciting offer from Quest Software to help you quickly migrate to Microsoft Office 365. Use your Office 365 license grant from your Cloud…

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Partnering with Precision: Product Launch Prep for Partners

A blog series for U.S. partners by Jenni Flinders, Microsoft U.S. Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs. The air is crisp, the leaves are turning, and the product refresh season is revving up! I’m thrilled by the level of enthusiasm expressed by partners regarding the incredible Microsoft product refresh ahead for businesses and consumers. As…