Bringing partners information they want and need in an easier way has always been on ongoing effort of mine. In my current role as Director of Worldwide Partner Experience, that passion continues, and today, I am happy to announce the next step on that journey!
Recently, during the Interactive Leadership Forum session we held, we were sharing several social media and online resources we have and are bringing out for partners and one partner asked the question, “I didn’t even know about that resource. How can we keep track of these informational resources?” Not only is that a great question, but how do we take it a step further to go beyond just helping make partners aware of the resources available, but also make it even easier to consume those resources?
To that end, today I am happy to announce the availability of the Microsoft Partner Info mobile app that brings you this information as a Microsoft partner, delivered directly to your phone. The Microsoft Partner Info mobile app brings together a large collection of Microsoft Partner information resources and pulls them into on single visual interface with the information just a touch of your fingertip away.
Below, I am providing several screen shots from the Microsoft Partner Info mobile app to give you an idea of what this app brings to you, right on your mobile phone. You can click on any of them to view a larger picture:
Ever since I launched my initial online community efforts for Microsoft partners back in 2004 while I was working for our U.S. Subsidiary, I have continually tried to find ways to make it easier for you to identify and get the information you are looking for. I sincerely hope that this new app helps many of you not only identify resources you may not have been aware of before, but also helps all of you to consume that information more easily on a regular basis so that you are able to use it in your businesses as Microsoft partners.
You can download the Microsoft Partner Info app for your phone in the following ways:
I would love your input at feedback on the Microsoft Partner Info app! Did you find a new resource through it that you weren’t aware of before? Do you know of a Microsoft Partner Team that I don’t have included and should? (Note: This is designed for Microsoft Partner related info, not a product related app. That is why product teams are not currently included – But I’m taking your opinions HERE RIGHT NOW). Did the app help you find information that you wouldn’t have seen without it? Plus any other input or feedback you have.
Did you find this information helpful? If so, you may want to make sure you are utilizing all of the areas I share information online, such as: my Facebook page, my Twitter account, my LinkedIn account, and my blog.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Eric Ligman – Follow me on TWITTER, LinkedIn, and RSS and see “What I’m thinking” Director, Worldwide Partner Experience Microsoft Corporation This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
And if you have a iPhone?
@ Paul - There is not an iPhone version of the app at this time. Maybe one of your friends with a Windows Phone will let you look over their shoulder? :-)
+1 on iphone app. In Australia, it seems that the large majority of IT Consultants have iphones, Yes a few android, a few blackberries, a very few windows mobiles and a few diehards sticking with their Nokia et al, but many many iphones. You are missing your target market big time by ignoring them all.
@ Daryl - Thanks for the input. As noted above, the initial release of the app is not available on iPhone. We'll continue to evaluate for upcoming releases.
I have a WP7 (and LOVE it!) and have installed the app. Very nicely done, my friend. The only constructive criticism I would lend is that it seems you need to build in the ability to view sideways. I flipped my phone so I could read easier and it didn't flip.
Other than that, again, great job!
@ Paul & Daryl - Circling back on your questions about the app availability on iPhone. I've tried to bring it to iPhone but Apple is the one that said "No." Take a look: http://bit.ly/jmm9il
Perfect timing - U.S Cellular just started carrying the WP7 this week, I've upgraded and have just installed the App.