imageWhat are you doing Thursday, March 10th from 7:00 – 8:30 am PST?  If you are a Microsoft partner, I would like to invite you to join us for a unique opportunity designed just for you: an interactive online forum with the leadership team of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group.

UPDATE: Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum replay is now available online

As I have mentioned many times here on my blog, through my Twitter account, my Linkedin account, my Facebook account, in-person meetings, and many other places, here at Microsoft, we are continually striving to reach out, listen to, communicate with, and work with our partners to build a strong partnership with you and to enable the highest levels of joint success possible. Part of this effort includes helping partners get answers to questions they have, addressing misconceptions that may exist, and bringing awareness to resources available that you may not be familiar with.  As such, we are hosting an interactive online forum with the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group leadership team to discuss topics, questions, concerns, misconceptions and more that we have heard from partners around the world regarding the Microsoft Partner Network to help address and answer these for you.

The speakers included in this interactive forum include:

image Julie Bennani: General Manager, Microsoft Partner Network
 
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image Ross Brown: Vice-President, Worldwide Partner Sales 
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image Karl Noakes: General Manager, Microsoft Partner Strategy & Programs 
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image Jon Roskill: Corporate Vice-President, Worldwide Partner Group (hopefully, based on travel schedule. Should know by end of this week.) 
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image Eric Ligman (Me): Director, Worldwide Partner Experience – Session Moderator
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* If you haven’t seen them yet, each of the members listed above (and a few others) had a few words to share with partners via videos as we entered into 2011.  You can view each of them here if you would like.

The session will consist of addressing a collection of questions and topics we’ve heard from partners that are top of mind for them, followed by an open Q&A session where attendees will be able to ask additional questions of the presenters.  You will also have the opportunity to submit questions for the Q&A session through the Live Meeting interface during the session itself.

A sample of some questions we will be addressing include:

  • Small business focused partners in Microsoft Partner Network
  • Which is right for you: Action Pack, silver competency, or gold competency?
  • Microsoft Partner Network and creating market awareness
  • Revenue requirements in Microsoft Partner Network
  • Partners, cloud, and Microsoft Partner Network
  • And more…

You can register to attend this online session with the Worldwide Partner Group leadership team RIGHT HERE. At Microsoft, we are proud to have what we truly believe to be the best partner ecosystem anywhere, consisting of partners of many types and sizes from locations all around the world. (Thank you, Partners!) This session is open to all Microsoft partners, so please join us as we would love the opportunity to connect with you in this forum. Also, please share this session information with your peers so that they are aware of this opportunity to hear this information and ask their questions as well.

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Thank you and have a wonderful day,

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