Last night, I received an online ping via social media from The VAR Guy (@TheVARGuy) asking for a little direction and assistance from a social media perspective when it comes to navigating and following the information coming out of Microsoft. After all, I don’t think you will find many people that would say that there is any lack in the quantity of information coming out of Microsoft. Based on this request, and also assuming that there may be one or two other people out there that might have the same question or who could benefit from the answer to The VAR Guy’s request, I thought I would share my answer here for any and all of you to utilize.
To approach this answer, I thought I would categorize the resources into a few logical buckets to help parse them out, with the note that depending on what you determine as most important will help guide you as well. For instance, are you someone who views information from the Microsoft Partner Network Team most important or someone who views information from one of the partner Executives like Jon Roskill most important? Depending on your answer to that question, that may change slightly what you choose as the best/most important resources below.
Official Microsoft Company News:
Microsoft Partner Network related information:
Now this one becomes a whole lot tougher since there are many different product offerings we have as a company, people’s interest varies so widely around which solutions are most important to them, and each product team has a variety of Twitter handles and/or blogs that they communicate through. For this category, I’m going to give you that Tip I have been referring to a couple of times above:
TIP: We actually have a solution that goes out, grabs the various product related content from the different blogs, YouTube channels, and Twitter accounts and brings them all together into a single, chronological stream to make finding and using it easier. This solution is the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App. I actually built this solution for the specific reason behind your inquiry: to help partners connect with all of the various information streams without having to know what or where they all are.
There are some pretty exciting plans for the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App coming up here before WPC 2012, but I’ll hold off sharing those just yet.
I hope this helps answer your question to get you pointed in the right direction for the latest Microsoft partner related information via social media channels. Please feel free to let me know if you have any additional follow-up questions or comments as I would be happy to help you out further should you need it. Thanks again for reaching out with your inquiry and I look forward to connecting online and hopefully in person at Worldwide Partner Conference 2012!
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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
The VAR Guy thanks you for this blog post. Very helpful. A keeper.
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@ The VAR Guy - My pleasure. Thanks again for reaching out and glad that you found the post to be helpful.
See you at WPC 2012?