· Partner Solution Profiler Requirement
· Submission Tool
Each year, via the Worldwide Partner Conference Awards program, Microsoft recognizes partners who have delivered exemplary solutions built on Microsoft technologies.
This is a global program - a unique opportunity for Microsoft Partners to showcase their outstanding solutions and to earn recognition before their peers and customers. In 2006, there were over 2,300 entries, which were evaluated by more than 300 Microsoft judges.
Finalists in the 2007 program will be announced on June 12th, 2007. Winners will be announced and recognized onstage with Microsoft executives at a special dinner ceremony at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference on the evening of July 11th, 2007.
Why you should apply for an awardAward winners and finalists benefit from increased press coverage and market recognition. Winning a global WPC award sets your company apart from your competition and may drive new business opportunities. Specific benefits:
Entry ProcedurePartners may nominate their solutions using a Microsoft web-based Awards submission tool that can be found here https://mspartnerawards.com and also on the left navigation pane of this web page. Logging in to the Awards tool requires using Passport credentials.
Partner entries will be accepted via this tool between March 1st and March 23rd, 2007. (The awards tool will only be accessible between those dates.)
A key requirement, new this year, is that partners may only nominate for a WPC Award solutions that have been entered into Microsoft’s Partner Solution Profiler. More on this below.
Entry requirement: Active in a CompetencyMost WPC award categories are associated with Microsoft Competencies and specializations. To apply for an award in these categories partners must be active in the associated Competency and specialization.
There are three exceptions: being active in a Competency is not a requirement for
Entry requirement: Solution in Partner Solution Profiler This year partners may only nominate a solution for a WPC Award if it has first been entered into Partner Solution Profiler. Entering your outstanding solution into Partner Solution Profiler immediately rewards you by placing your solution in front of approximately 60,000 customers per month via Microsoft.com websites. When you profile your solution customers can find you worldwide.
Completing this WPC Award requirement automatically places your business solution in our online directories located on over 50 customer-facing Microsoft.com websites worldwide.
(The Citizenship Partner of the Year award is an exception to this requirement – no Solution Profile entry is required for this award.)
To access Microsoft Partner Solution Profiler click here (requires you to log in with your Passport credentials).
Further assistancePlease review the help pages that are in the Awards submission tool - answers to many common questions about the WPC Awards program may be found there. If you have questions about creating a Partner Solution Profiler entry, support phone numbers may be found here. For any other questions please email us at WPCAward@microsoft.com.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Eric LigmanMicrosoft US Senior ManagerSmall Business Community EngagementThis posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights