Your Action Pack: Three great reasons to renew your subscription

by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead Microsoft Action Pack subscriptions provide cost-effective access to full-version Microsoft software for internal use, technical communities, training, and marketing tools—benefits of membership that help you build your practice around Microsoft products and technologies. For more information about the Action Pack and your benefits, select “Microsoft Action Pack subscriptions” from…


U.S. partner news for Friday, December 21, 2012

This issue of the U.S. partner news is blog only, but still full of great opportunities to review and utilize over the holidays. A reminder to take advantage of licensing promotions that can help your customers update their IT infrastructures and migrate to new Microsoft products—some of these, like the Big Easy Offer 9 and…


Ready-to-Go Marketing: Use web syndication to build credibility with your customers

by Balbir Singh, Sr. Marketing Manager, Ready-to-Go Marketing Tired of constantly updating your website to be in sync with information about Microsoft products and technologies? Looking for an easy way to maintain your site with the latest information for your customers and prospects? The Ready-to-Go Marketing team is making it easier for you to market…


Establish your expert knowledge of Microsoft products and enter our Sales Excellence Sweepstakes

If you have recently passed a Microsoft Partner Network Sales and Marketing Assessment, or completed training for sales professionals or IT decision makers, you may be well on your way to earning a Microsoft Partner Network Sales Specialist accreditation or Microsoft Partner Network Pre-Sales Technical Specialist accreditation in the Microsoft Partner Sales Excellence program. Our…


Cloud Partners: Cloud Deployment program helps you onboard enterprise customers to Microsoft Office 365

by Sharon Collins, Microsoft U.S. Cloud Partner Lead Earlier this month, the Worldwide Partner Group announced the Microsoft Cloud Deployment program. This new program is designed to meet the needs of partners that are deploying Office 365 to enterprise customers. According to Josh Waldo, Senior Director for Cloud Partner Strategy, “The Cloud Deployment program benefits…


U.S. partner news for Friday, December 7, 2012

On the first and third Friday of each month, the U.S. Partner Team delivers a newsletter for U.S.-based members of the Microsoft Partner Network. The content you receive in your email inbox as a benefit of your membership is specific to your company’s business and your role. This blog post contains all of the content…


New Microsoft Collaboration and Content competency unifies MPN membership for Microsoft SharePoint-focused partners

by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead The new Microsoft Collaboration and Content competency is for Microsoft partners that develop, deploy, and support solutions built on the Microsoft SharePoint platform. In November, the Portals and Collaboration, Content Management, and Search competencies were combined into this new competency to make it easier and more cost effective for…


Microsoft Asks…Can You Find the Fake?

Post by Peter Han, Vice President, Microsoft U.S. OEM Division. When someone mentions pirated or counterfeit products, most people immediately think of designer purses, luxury watches or bootlegged movies. But there’s another category of piracy that is growing at an alarming rate worldwide, putting consumers and businesses at risk: software piracy. How big is the…