This actually began as an idea from a couple of guys in my team Steve Marsh and Alex Smith have been pulling this together for a couple of months now.

So what is it?

Partner Bot is your Instant Messenger 'data digger', which quickly retrieves partner-related information and shows you where you can find the answers you need. Simply type in your question and Bot will bring back an instant response. Add Bot as a buddy in your Windows Live Messenger contacts and it will always be available whenever you're logged in. Whether you're looking for support options, searching for competitive information or want to learn more about competencies, ask Partner Bot and it will point you in the right direction.

(Please be aware that Bot may guide you to areas of the Partner Portal which can only be accessed by Registered, Certified or Gold Partners, so you may need to sign-in to view this information.)

How Do I Add Partner Bot to My Contacts?

  • Log-in to Windows Live Messenger
  • Click on 'Add a Contact' icon
  • Add into Instant Messaging Address

As a test, try asking the Bot "What is PerformancePoint?" Alternatively ask "Who is Steve Clayton?

This is a great piece of innovation that's come out of the UK partner team and should hopefully assist in navigating the wealth of content on the Microsoft partner web site.