The New Partner Network + 45 Days

I recently had the opportunity to chat with my teammate Sharon Collins, the U.S. Partner Team lead for the Microsoft Partner Network, about the new membership options and competencies that we launched on November 1. Over the past couple of years, leading up to the launch of the new Microsoft Partner Network, Sharon spent much…

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Day 1 of the New Microsoft Partner Network

Last week, we counted down to the final stages of transitioning to the “new” Microsoft Partner Network. Thanks for your positive feedback about the Daily Double posts, where I covered tools and resources to help you assess where you are and decide where you want to be in the new Network. With the arrival of…

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Countdown to the New Microsoft Partner Network – Daily Double #5

It’s the last day of the Daily Double, and it’s been really fun talking with you this week about the resources we have to help you feel confident about the new Microsoft Partner Network. The final stages of updating our systems for the transition are under way today and over the weekend, and on November…

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Countdown to the New Microsoft Partner Network – Daily Double #4

In today’s Daily Double, we’re getting practical, with tips about how to build your transition plan. Remember that you will need to meet the new competency (and Small Business Specialist Community) requirements before your next re-enrollment date if you intend to continue to hold one or more competencies. Many of our current Certified Partners and…

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Countdown to the New Microsoft Partner Network – Daily Double #3

The excitement continues to mount as we get closer to putting the final touches on the new Microsoft Partner Network. Over the past two days, our tips have been focused on helping you lay the groundwork to know what changes will be made and understand how they will affect you. We’ve covered the Partner Dashboard,…

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Countdown to the New Microsoft Partner Network – Daily Double #2

In yesterday’s first Microsoft Partner Network “daily double,” we provided you with foundational resources to help you assess your current membership and determine what your initial next steps are as we finish the transition to the new Microsoft Partner Network. At the end of this week, the Partner Membership Center will undergo an update (beginning…

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Countdown to the New Microsoft Partner Network - Daily Double #1

On Monday, November 1, the Microsoft Partner Network evolution will be complete, with new membership opportunities and a wider variety of ways to engage with Microsoft. If you have heard that there are changes coming, but have been waiting for us to tell you that we were really, really serious, here goes. We are really,…

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Microsoft Office 365 Announcement – U.S. Partner Resources

This morning, Microsoft announced Microsoft Office 365, which brings our best productivity products to the cloud, offering them as a service to organizations of all sizes. This is a new brand that will replace the Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), Live@edu, and Office Live Small Business. It combines the familiar Microsoft Office desktop suite with…

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Giving Partners a Voice with Microsoft

Over the next few weeks, you may receive an e-mail invitation to participate in the Microsoft Global Relationship Study (GRS). Periodically, we engage an independent research company to conduct this study in more than 100 countries, giving both customers and partners an opportunity to evaluate Microsoft in key areas that include product quality, innovation, ease…

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By Partner Request: Getting started with MPN as a new partner

Looking for my guest post to the East Region blog about WPC 2010 attendance options? http://bit.ly/9hhjeH The topic for this blog post came to me through an e-mail sent to partnerQ@microsoft.com last week. “We are new Partners in the Network…What is the best way to get started? There is so much information it’s hard to…

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