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Please welcome Microsoft Virtual Academy to the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App
Today I am happy to welcome Microsoft Virtual Academy to the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App ! At approximately noon PST today, the Microsoft Virtual Academy stream was added into the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App (through dynamic updating powered by Windows Azure) and can now be found inside the...
4 Apr 2013
Final days to get your WPC 2013 Award nomination in!
Each year at Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Microsoft recognizes partners who have delivered exemplary solutions built on Microsoft technologies through the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. This year is no exception, and once again, winners of these prestigious awards will receive a collection...
2 Apr 2013
The Official Surface Blog is now live and it’s in the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App already
Just a few hours ago, the official Surface Blog went live with their “Welcome to the Surface Blog” post and the new blog was announced on the Surface Facebook page . Thanks to the power of dynamic updating (brought to you by Windows Azure), the new official Microsoft Surface Blog is now streaming into...
7 Feb 2013
Free Introducing Microsoft Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition eBook now available for download in PDF, MOBI, and EPUB editions
Last month I put up a series of two posts here on the blog providing you with access to over 80 FREE Microsoft eBooks that you can download in a variety of formats, covering topics from: SharePoint, Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 365, Windows 8, Azure, Cloud, Windows Phone, Lync, Dynamics CRM, Duet...
7 Sep 2012
Announcing Virtual Chat, Dynamic Updating, and more now in the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App v3.0
As you know, the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App was originally launched with the concept of helping you, our Microsoft partners, more easily find and connect with information here at Microsoft. With the new 3.0 version of the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App, which is now available in the Windows...
8 Aug 2012
Another large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks and Resource Kits for you, including: SharePoint 2013, Office 2013, Office 365, Duet 2.0, Azure, Cloud, Windows Phone, Lync, Dynamics CRM, and more.
Last week, I put up my Large Collection of Free Microsoft eBooks post (60+ eBooks) here on the blog and the response and feedback I am receiving about it is incredibly positive about how much you liked it. Because of this, I thought I would put up this follow-up post which includes even more free Microsoft...
30 Jul 2012
Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: SharePoint, Visual Studio, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Office 365, Office 2010, SQL Server 2012, Azure, and more.
Throughout the year I try to share resources and information with you that I think will be helpful for you. Often times these resources will include links to free eBooks that we make available on a variety of topics. Today, I thought I would post a large collection of eBooks for you here so that you...
27 Jul 2012
Microsoft Partner Info V2.7 brings pinning, support, more perspectives, a new look, and more
Today the new 2.7 version of the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App released to the Microsoft Windows Phone Marketplace and brings with it a collection of new additions to the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App. First, let me offer my thanks to all of you that have been submitting your input and feedback...
30 Apr 2012
How to get your WPC 2012 Partner Award nominations in now. Time is running out!
With each passing day, we get another day closer to Worldwide Partner Conference 2012, which is July 8-12th in Toronto this year. I absolutely love Worldwide Partner Conference and it is by far my favorite conference of the year! What is also getting closer with each passing day is the deadline to get...
30 Mar 2012
Help! What/where are the key Microsoft partner social media connection points?
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...
27 Mar 2012
How to help Microsoft donate exam vouchers to aspiring technology professionals
Since 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of Microsoft Certification, Microsoft is currently on a year long journey to not only help you grow your career, but also to provide opportunities for the next generation. Here is one of the ways that Microsoft is providing an opportunity for you to participate by...
13 Mar 2012
What you may be missing: Resources from March 2-9 and who’s sharing what
From week to week, I share a bunch of different content across a multitude of my various online presences, such as through my blog , my Twitter account , my LinkedIn account , and my Facebook account . Across these different online resources, the content shared is not always the same, nor is everything...
12 Mar 2012
Replay of MPN Live now available discussing “Cloudification” with Jon Roskill, WPC12 speaker announcement, and preferred seating giveaway
Thank you again to all of you that joined us for this week’s MPN Live session that Jon Roskill and I hosted along with our Microsoft partner guests: In-Person Partner Guests: Ric Opal (@RicOpal) - Vice President, Peters & Associates. Chicago, Illinois Derek Drennan (@dcdrennan) - Regional Director...
9 Mar 2012
MPN Live: Jon Roskill and partners discuss “Worldwide Cloudification” Thursday, March 8th
This Thursday, I will be hosting the next MPN Live round-table show from our Microsoft Worldwide Headquarters right here in Redmond, Washington. I’m excited that hosting our discussion will be our Corporate Vice President of the Worldwide Partner Group, Jon Roskill. In addition, we have a great line...
5 Mar 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 Info V 2.3 is now live in Windows Phone Marketplace
Overnight, the new V 2.3 version of the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App for Windows Phone went live in the Windows Phone Marketplace. For those of you that currently have a previous version of the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App installed on your phone, you too probably received the update notice...
18 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
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.5 Beta Now Available
Looking to simplify your cloud migration planning? If so, you will want to check out the newly released Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 Beta. This new version of the MAP Toolkit brings several new features to help you in your cloud migration planning, including: Hyper-V Cloud Fast...
25 Oct 2011
Microsoft Partner Info V 2.2 mobile app now on Windows Phone Marketplace
Since the initial V 1.0 release of the Microsoft Partner Info mobile app in May, it has continued to evolve in terms of interface and information that it brings directly to the phones of partners everywhere based on input and feedback we have received from our partners on what they would like to see...
7 Sep 2011
Join us for Cloud Business Model Transformation Jump Start
You heard about it at WPC, you’ve been reading about it everywhere, you’re peers, customers and competitors are talking about it, evaluating it, adopting it, and selling it, so what are you doing with cloud in your business as a Microsoft partner and how are you making the transition? To help you in...
25 Aug 2011
Microsoft Partner Info V 2.0 now available for Android devices
Just before Worldwide Partner Conference a few weeks ago, I announced the Version 2.0 of the Microsoft Partner Info app for Windows Phone was releasing with several new categories of information as well as a new interface: Microsoft Partner Info V. 2.0 is here with WPC app integration and more! In that...
29 Jul 2011
WPC 11 Day 3 – My recap of information for you
Day 3 here at Worldwide Partner Conference brought with it the always popular Kevin Turner, a “bringing it all together” with Jon Roskill, and this year’s fantastic guest speaker, Sir Richard Branson. All in all, in my opinion, a great way to kick off the third day here at WPC11. This day also brought...
14 Jul 2011
Day 3 at Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 – Things to know
Here we are at the beginning of Day 3 of Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011. I don’t know about you, but I thought yesterday was a great look into some of the great solutions available today and some more on the way, not to mention some of those really cool demos! In case you missed it, I posted...
13 Jul 2011
WPC 11 Day 2 – The momentum continues! My recap of information for you
Well WPC 11 day 2 picked up right where day 1 left off, with tons of fantastic energy and excitement, then added a bunch of eye catching demos, attention grabbing statistics, some exciting announcements, and even more. To help make sure that all of you, whether you are joining us in person or virtually...
13 Jul 2011
WPC 11 Day one – What a start! Here’s some of the great things from WPC 11 day one for you…
Day one of the 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference is now behind us and what a start to the conference it was! This year more than ever, not only can the attendees who are joining us here live be a part of the excitement but also partners around the world can join in on numerous parts of WPC11 online as...
11 Jul 2011
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