The FY11 U.S. SMB Partner Award winners from the East Region, Central Region, and West Region were announced on July 13th at an exclusive SMB Awards Reception at the Rivera Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles during our 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference. Cindy Bates (@Cindy_Bates), Vice President of U.S. Small and Medium Business was on hand to congratulate all of the U.S. winners during the session, in addition to many others. As a former member of the U.S. Team, it is great to see so many of the partner organizations I used to work directly with in the past being recognized for their fantastic accomplishments this past year!
Each of the three U.S. Regions posted the lists of their award winners on their respective blogs yesterday, so I am going to point you to their posts where you can see all of the nominees, winners, and even some pictures of the U.S. FY11 SMB Partner Award winners:
Be sure to reach out and congratulate all of the nominees and award winners that you know from the lists above, and if you don’t know them, they may be some companies that you might want to reach out to to get to know for potential future partnerships with your organization. After all, Worldwide Partner Conference isn’t the only place where you can connect with other partners to start and build ongoing relationships. Try going to Microsoft Pinpoint and searching on the name of the award winners if you aren’t familiar with them and would like to make a connection. Oh, and speaking of Pinpoint… If you haven’t updated your Pinpoint profile recently, you really need to do so. You can do so on the Microsoft Pinpoint Get Listed page.
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