MPN 101: Step into the Microsoft Store and tell me about your experience

It’s spring! A season that brings with it the promise of renewal and brighter days, blooming flowers, and new ideas. Through the MPN 101 Community calls, videos, blog posts, and Yammer group, we’re able to regularly bring you information that offers you new ideas for making the most of your MPN membership and building your relationship with Microsoft. Over the next several weeks,…


MPN 101: Training and accreditation resources

Staying current and up-to-date with the latest Microsoft products and technologies, and demonstrating your company’s expertise to customers through technical accreditations held by members of your team, is critical for your partner business. Microsoft offers a variety of training resources for technical professionals, and Microsoft Partner Network members have access to additional training opportunities as a benefit of program membership….


MPN 101: Get support for attaining your first cloud competency

by Rami Noujaim, Sr. Manager for Microsoft Partner Technical Services and Chinmayi Bhavanishankar, US Partner Experience Lead Customers are moving to the cloud, and they want an expert to help them do it. You can establish your expertise by earning a cloud performance competency in the Microsoft Partner Network. Partners that earn these competencies receive benefits that…


Start your journey as a Microsoft partner with the MPN overview

Most of us have been in the situation where we need to get around a new, unknown neighborhood or city. The first step to navigating is to get oriented – procure a map, figure out what the big landmarks are, identify the sights we want to see, and plan our next move accordingly. And, even…


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…

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Competency Partners: Requirements changes and name changes

by Julie Golding, U.S. MPN Lead Each month in the U.S. partner newsletter, Julie Golding delivers a message for Microsoft Partner Network organizations who hold one or more Microsoft competencies, offering information and recommendations to help those companies take advantage of their membership benefits and differentiate their businesses in the marketplace by showcasing their expertise….