MPN 101: Know your support options

“Customers first” is the mantra of any successful business, and as Microsoft partners, you are the connection between customers and Microsoft. The Microsoft Partner Network offers support benefits and paid support options to help you delight your customers with the Microsoft-based solutions you build, sell, and deliver. Making it easier for you to find and…


New ISV or App Builder? Try the Microsoft Action Pack

Sharon Lee US ISV and Application Builder partner lead @whatsup_sharon, LinkedIn, Yammer Creating a cloud-based application is an iterative and collaborative process that involves brainstorming, programming, beta testing, designing, and marketing. A considerable amount of time, energy, and funds are invested into making an application market-ready. We want to help you make your big idea…

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The New Microsoft Action Pack Subscription Debuts February 24

  October 2014 Update Thank you for your interest in the Microsoft Action Pack subscription. The new Action Pack has been in market for several months now. You can learn more about your Action Pack opportunities and benefits on the partner portal. The short video below also provides an Action Pack overview. ________________________________ Original post…

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Cloud Program Update: Your Questions, Answered

by Joe Chason, US Microsoft Partner Network lead On February 24, several program-wide changes to the Microsoft Partner Network will take effect. Some of these changes are related to the Microsoft Cloud Partner programs. To help you understand what the cloud-related changes are, and how they may affect your company’s membership, I compiled this list…

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Your Action Pack: Expand your market reach with cloud capabilities

by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead Cloud computing can help your customers increase their IT flexibility, reduce deployment costs, and manage operations. The market opportunity with cloud computing continues to grow. According to a Microsoft survey conducted by Edge Strategies in 2012, 50 percent of small and medium businesses (SMB) say cloud computing is going…


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…

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Your Action Pack: Use your subscription and membership benefits to build your product knowledge and expertise

by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead The benefits you get as a Microsoft Action Pack subscriber in the  Microsoft Partner Network can help you build your product knowledge and expertise on the most recently released Microsoft products so you can capitalize on the new opportunities with Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2012,…

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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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Your Action Pack: Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Available to Download

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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Your Action Pack: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence Edition Available to Download

Posted by Julie Golding, Partner Subscriptions Manager, Microsoft U.S. Partner Team. Each month in the U.S. partner newsletter, our Microsoft Action Pack Subscription expert in the U.S., Julie Golding, delivers a message to Action Pack Solution Provider (SP) and Action Pack Development and Design (DD) subscribers, offering information about growth and engagement opportunities and tips…