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…


Week of 12/20/2010: Highlights for U.S. Partners

As 2010 winds down, I’d like to thank you for reading this online extension of our newsletter and helping us continue to improve our communications approach. Many of you have told me that our e-mail newsletter and using our blog to also make this content available to you are important vehicles that help you stay…


U.S. Partner Portal Home Page Update

Thank you for such a great response to my post last month about the proposed update to the partner portal home page. Through the online poll, comments on the blog, and e-mails to me, we learned a lot about how you use the home page today and how you would like to use it in…


Week of 12/6/2010: Highlights for U.S. Partners

Below are all the items we published in this week’s U.S. partner newsletter. If you feel that the version you received in e-mail, targeted to you according to your company’s partner profile and your role at your company, is missing something critical from this superset, please let me know by commenting here or sending me…


Week of 11/15/2010: Highlights for U.S. Partners

Below are all the items we published in this week’s U.S. partner newsletter. If you feel that the version you received in e-mail, targeted to you according to your company’s partner profile and your role at your company, is missing something critical from this superset, please let me know by commenting here or sending me…


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…


Week of 11/1/2010: Highlights for U.S. Partners

In the U.S. Partner Newsletter, the first Monday of each month features recommendations by each Region. Today, they had the honor of welcoming you to the new Microsoft Partner Network, and also noting our very exciting announcement on 10/19 about Office 365, which will launch in 2011. We’ll bring you more about the new Network…


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…