Have a Silver or Gold Competency? Take Advantage of Your Benefits

We recognize the hard work and dedication you have put forth over the past year to achieve your competency status in the Microsoft Partner Network. Your competency investment not only creates distinction for your business in the marketplace, it entitles you to valuable benefits that can help you achieve your business goals. As you prepare…


U.S. Partner News for Friday, December 16, 2011

In your newsletter this week, customized according to your company’s business model and Microsoft Partner Network membership, as well as by your role at your company, you’ll find the latest partner-related information and news, including the Lync opportunity for partners and training recommendations for Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft Desktop Optimization. I also encourage you…

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Partnering with Precision: Celebrating Lync’s One-Year Anniversary

A Blog Series for U.S. Partners by Jenni Flinders, Microsoft U.S. Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs. Right on the heels of the Microsoft Partner Network’s first-year anniversary on November 1, we have cause once again to celebrate as Microsoft Lync “turns 1” this month. One year ago, we introduced Lync to the world, and…


WPC 2012: Tips to Plan Ahead for the Conference

Guest post by Jemima Herman, Worldwide Partner Conference lead for the Microsoft U.S. Partner Team. Are you a planner or a procrastinator? If you’re like me, whether you plan ahead or put things off probably depends on how many immediate demands you have on you. The 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is taking place in…

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Pinpoint Pointers #4: Make Pinpoint Work for You

Guest post by Tina Hanson, Partner-to-Partner Lead for the Microsoft U.S. Partner Team. I am delighted to announce five new, interactive webcasts about how to effectively use Microsoft Pinpoint to connect with business customers who are looking for the Microsoft-based solutions you offer. These online presentations are short (the longest clocks in at just 19…


WPC 2012: The Beautiful City of Toronto

Guest post by Jemima Herman, Worldwide Partner Conference lead for the Microsoft U.S. Partner Team. I was so happy to get back to Toronto for our 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) site visit a couple of weeks ago. It’s such a beautiful city! My colleagues, Peg McNicol (U.S. WPC Event Lead), Todd Nelmes (Sr….

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WPC 2012: We’re On the Road to Toronto

Guest post by Jemima Herman, Worldwide Partner Conference lead for the Microsoft U.S. Partner Team. While the next Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is still several months away, planning for it began for the U.S. Partner Team in earnest in September (we gave ourselves the month of August to take a breath after having such…


Partnering with Precision: MPN at 1 Year - Setting the Standard for Industry Partner Programs

A Blog Series for U.S. Partners by Jenni Flinders, Microsoft U.S. Vice President, Partner Strategy and Programs. Microsoft invests in the success of its partner channel, spanning 640,000 organizations across Microsoft’s partner ecosystem in 170 countries around the world. Partners have been instrumental to Microsoft’s success over its 35-year history, and have built strong businesses…


Top Ways to Use Your Partner Advisory Hours

Partner advisory hours are used as currency for services offered by the Microsoft Partner Services and Support team to Microsoft Partner Network members. If your company has a Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design subscription, or any silver or gold competency, you receive partner advisory hours as a benefit of that aspect of your membership….

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