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Microsoft Small Business Competency is here! Plus a $999 special (~46% discount!) promotional offer and more competency details!
I am extremely happy to share with all of you that the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency is now available! In addition to this very exciting news that I know many of you have been waiting anxiously for, we have continued to have conversations with and listened to feedback from you,...
15 Jun 2012
To be clear, Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) is a requirement, not a benefit of Microsoft the Small Business Specialist Community (SBSC)
After my What are the benefits of the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency? post on Friday, I received some inquiries from current SBSC members saying that the Action Pack benefits were missing under the SBSC column in the chart and should be there because the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription...
7 May 2012
Some additional information, a Q&A, on the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency
Last week I put up the What are the requirements to earn the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency? post here on the blog to bring you more information about what the actual requirements are to attain the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency when it launches in June. There...
2 May 2012
The top posts of 2011, and of all time
Welcome to 2012, everyone! I certainly hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and New Year’s Day. To kick off the 2012 year, I thought it might be fun to look back at 2011 quickly to see which of the posts here on the blog you all came to and visited the most. With that, below is a list of the top...
3 Jan 2012
Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum replay now available
As you may recall, earlier this week we hosted the latest Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum session, which gives you, our partners around the world, the chance to hear directly from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group leadership team here at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond on...
9 Dec 2011
Join us for the next Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum – Dec. 6th
Last spring we kicked off the first ever Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum which gave you, our partners, the opportunity to join us for a live online session with the leadership team here in Redmond to hear the latest and to ask your questions directly to them. Well, the next Microsoft...
23 Nov 2011
How and where to access downloads from Microsoft
As many of you know, Microsoft has it’s Download Center that provides you with a bunch of downloadable items, with new ones being added/updated on a daily basis. A question that I was asked via email recently is, “Are there other download locations I should be looking at for Microsoft items besides the...
17 Nov 2011
A tip to see if that information on the Microsoft Partner site is U.S. only or Worldwide
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...
8 Sep 2011
Microsoft Partner Network License Calculator – See how many Internal Use Right licenses you receive
As a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, you have access to a large collection of resources and benefits that you can use to run your business, train your staff, enhance your sales & marketing efforts, get support, and much, much more. One of these key benefits that partners receive is “Internal...
31 Aug 2011
Welcome some new groups, and a new look, to the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App!
Since announcing the Microsoft Partner Information mobile app on Monday , it has been fantastic to see the feedback, input, and responses from partners all over that have downloaded and installed the app. (installed in over 20 countries in the first 48 hours!) In that initial post, I asked you to provide...
27 May 2011
Do you want to see product feeds included in the Microsoft Partner Info mobile app? Let me know here!
Earlier this week, I announced the launch of the new Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App , available to partners around the world to bring information, resources, and more directly to them right on their phones. In that announcement, I mentioned that the launch version did not include any product team...
26 May 2011
Microsoft Partner Information, right on your phone. A new social app.
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...
23 May 2011
Some of the top information you may have missed
As I have mentioned here in the past, I look to share information with partners across a variety of platforms, some of which include: my Blog , my Twitter account , and my LinkedIn account . Through these various communications, I often share links to a variety of resources, information, downloads, and...
9 May 2011
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 now available for download through Microsoft partner digital distribution site
I am VERY happy to bring you this latest official update on the availability of Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Standard and Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Essentials for Microsoft partners. This post provides the latest information on how and where Microsoft partners...
14 Apr 2011
How and where to download Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Standard and Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Essentials as a Microsoft partner
Updated Status April 14, 2011: Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 now available for download through Microsoft partner digital distribution site As of today, April 14, 2011, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Standard and Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Essentials...
6 Apr 2011
Design principles of the Microsoft Partner Network - Julie Bennani, General Manager, Microsoft Partner Network
Last week I put up my Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum replay now online post, which included a video snippet of Jon Roskill’s opening comments regarding partners and the Microsoft Partner Network from the Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum. Today, I am sharing...
21 Mar 2011
Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum replay now online
Last Thursday, hundreds of partners from around the world, including attendees from: Asia Pacific, India, Germany, United Kingdom, Central & Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East, Latin America, France, United States, & Canada to name a few, joined the Worldwide Partner Group Leadership...
14 Mar 2011
Thanks to all of the partners for joining the Interactive Leadership Forum today!
Wow, what a GREAT way to start a day! Interacting with hundreds of partners from across the world about Microsoft Partner Network as host and moderator of the Interactive Leadership Forum with Jon Roskill, Julie Bennani, Ross Brown, and Karl Noakes. It was fantastic to see the high level of interest...
10 Mar 2011
Updated: How and where to download Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 as a Microsoft partner
UPDATE: Please see the latest official Microsoft update on this located at the link below: Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 now available for download through Microsoft partner digital distribution site I have been receiving some questions this week (and rightfully so) regarding my How and...
4 Mar 2011
Did you miss any of these resources and links from this past week?
It is hard to believe how fast this week has flown by and that it is Friday already; however, in looking back over the past 7-10 days, it has been a very busy time with lots of information being shared and discussed and great feedback from partners about these. Some of you may remember back in January...
25 Feb 2011
Join us for a Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum
What 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...
17 Feb 2011
How to register your MSDN benefit for an Action Pack Development & Design subscription
Here is a question that came up recently from a partner with an Action Pack Development & Design subscription. The question was, “I have an Action Pack Development & Design subscription, so how do I register my MSDN benefit included in it?” Since I figured there may be other partners...
26 Jan 2011
How and where to download Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 as a Microsoft partner
UPDATE: Please see the latest official Microsoft update on this located at the link below: How and where to download Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Standard and Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Essentials as a Microsoft partner ============================================...
18 Jan 2011
TechNet Subscriptions: Another valuable benefit of your Microsoft Partner Network membership
As you know, back in November the Microsoft Partner Network was launched which includes the new silver competencies and gold competencies that allow Microsoft partners to help differentiate themselves and gain access to additional benefits from Microsoft to help you plan your business, enable your staff...
13 Jan 2011
The Microsoft Partner Network: Gold Competencies & Silver Competencies–Part 1: Branding
On November 1st, Microsoft launched the Microsoft Partner Network , which brought with it many new things, including new competencies and associated branding, benefits, requirements, and more. Since that time, I have spoken with, heard from, and seen postings from many partners talking about what...
22 Dec 2010
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