Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year, it is hard to believe that we are already ½ ways through January. I hope you all had a relaxing break with your family and friends. I took two weeks off and relaxed at Forster with my family, it rained everyday but I still managed to go to the beach.

It is going to be a busy year this year with the changes to the Microsoft Partner Network; it will also be an exciting year. I have attended my first two planning meetings for Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) and this year’s conference is looking like it is going to be a great conference. I will update you more on WPC in future blogs.

Today I would like to remind you that 80% of you are due to re-enrol in the Microsoft Partner Network between now and the end of April. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has already re-enrolled.

For those of you who have not yet re-enrolled by taking action now, you can continue to enjoy the benefits of being part of the Network. This year, these included internal use licenses for your business, networking and learning opportunities at the Australian Partner Conference, improvements to the Partner Learning Centre and access to the online technical community.

New enrolment requirements for Gold Certified Partners
Please keep in mind that, with the change to the Partner Network, we've introduced a change to the requirement of becoming a Gold Partner - specifically around the Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) Index. You'll find more information about this here.

 

Start now
I think you'll really benefit from the changes throughout the coming year. To start, just click the renewal button and sign in.

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Remember, we're always happy to help. Please contact our Partner Hotline on 13 20 58 option 4, or email sppartnr@microsoft.com if you have any questions. Or please feel free to email me direct sarahar@microsoft.com .

 

Thank you for reading my first blog of 2010.

 

Sarah Arnold

Program Manager

Microsoft Partner Network