Ok, admit it. How many times have you gone to Bing, or a different, less reliable search engine, or even searched directly on the Microsoft Partner Network portal for information and found a link directly to the information you are looking for; however, it is a page on the U.S. Microsoft Partner portal? Then you say to yourself (or to me), “This is a U.S. site with U.S. information. How do I see if this is available worldwide or if it’s U.S. specific?” Well, I’m going to show you a quick tip/trick that can help you out in many of these instances.
Now let’s look at a slightly different example where you will notice a difference based on something offered in the U.S. specifically vs. what’s available on the global site.
So as you are browsing and navigating through the Microsoft Partner Network portal for information, keep the tip above in mind if you happen to find yourself on a page that has a “US” in the URL and you are a partner outside of the U.S. and are wondering if the information is U.S. specific or available to the global audience. Something else to keep in mind, if you are looking for information on the Microsoft Partner Network portal, give the search function up in the upper right-hand corner a try. As you may or may not recall, we updated that search feature awhile back and have been seeing some great feedback from partners on their satisfaction with the capability.
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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