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Announcing the new Microsoft Info Partner Mobile App for Windows Phone
I am very happy to announce that the new Microsoft Info Partner mobile app for Windows Phone, which is now available for download in the Windows Phone store. This Windows Phone mobile app brings you Microsoft resources, information, insights, tips, and more, delivered right to your phone, when and where...
14 Oct 2013
What’s up with your Microsoft Information Partner app, Eric?
Ok, let’s address some questions I’ve been getting lately about my Microsoft Information Partner Windows Phone mobile app (blank feeds, no Twitter, can’t download), and some questions I expect, given my announcement today: “ Announcing the new Microsoft Info Partner Mobile App for Windows Phone .” If...
14 Oct 2013
Sharing out some of the “KTisms” from Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 Day 3
During yesterday’s Worldwide Partner Conference Day 3 Vision Keynotes, the stage was once again taken by Kevin Turner this year. Now I can’t speak for each and every one of you, my readers around the world, but I can say (and have said before) that Kevin Turner is always one of my favorite speakers of...
11 Jul 2013
Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 Day 3. Things you need to know…
Here we are, two full days into WPC13 and getting ready to kick off Day 3! For Day 3, we’re back to the original format, which means kicking the day off with our Vision Keynotes. Because of this, we are going to be beginning the day over at the Toyota Center again like on Day 1, not at the Convention...
10 Jul 2013
Almost 150 FREE Microsoft eBooks, covering Windows 7, Windows 8, Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 365, Office Web Apps, Windows Server 2012, Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2012, SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013,
FREE! Now there’s a word that everyone can get excited about, right? Well, after looking at the results of the three “Free Microsoft eBooks” posts I have shared here this fiscal year (Microsoft’s fiscal year is July 1 – June 30), it is amazing to see the excitement that has come about from them and the...
28 Jun 2013
The first broad expansion (over 50 additions/expansions!) for the new Microsoft Information Partner Mobile App for Windows Phone
Last week I let you all know about the re-branding, expansion, and launch of the former Microsoft Partner Information mobile app into the Microsoft Information Partner mobile app, now serving everyone interested in Microsoft and the solutions we have to offer. In that announcement, I explained that with...
26 Jun 2013
Wrapping gifts with digital Microsoft Tags and Windows Phone this year
Ok, here’s a post for some fun this holiday season. First, I’ll admit it, I am one of those people who really enjoys wrapping presents each year and like to come up with new, fun ways to wrap the presents. At first I started out with different kinds of paper and unique ribbons, bells, or other add-ons...
1 Jan 2013
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
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
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
Announcing Skype Beta for Windows Phone (including how to download), Group Me, and more exciting news
It has been quite an exciting past day and a half or so since the news broke about the availability of the Skype for Windows Phone Beta which is now available, as well as some other news and information regarding items such as: GroupMe and Skype Wifi, just to name a few. Now that the dust has settled...
28 Feb 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
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 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
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
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
See Microsoft Windows Phone “Mango”– Video Collection
Today brings with is a bunch of exciting news on the Windows Phone platform, starting off with the Microsoft Windows Phone Press Conference that kicked off at 7:00 AM PDT today. With all of this excitement over the next release of Windows Phone “Mango,” I am sharing a collection of videos we have available...
24 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
WPC Connect and WPC Connect Wall are now live! Are you “connected?”
Ok all of you Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 attendees, it’s that time again! Yesterday the WPC Connect site went live as well as the WPC Connect Wall , both of which are fantastic tools to help you connect with other WPC11 attendees while you are at Worldwide Partner Conference. Through WPC Connect...
14 Apr 2011
Bing, built on a tradition of high-performance and speed
Over the weekend, I believe I may have discovered some of the earliest roots of Bing and how it came to be the high-performance decision engine that it is today, with speed at the core of it's heritage (and why Bing continues its momentum in gaining market share ). So how and where was I able to make...
4 Apr 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
Nokia and Microsoft Strategic Partnership: Announcement, Press Conference webcast replay, and more
What an exciting moment as the new strategic partnership between Nokia and Microsoft was announced at a joint press conference in London with Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive Office at Microsoft, and Stephen Elop, President and CEO of Nokia! Here, I thought I would pull together several of the resources...
11 Feb 2011
Here’s a few statistics for you (WOW!)
Today, Microsoft published it’s second quarter earnings release, and if you haven’t seen the numbers yet, I thought I would share just a few with you since they tell quite a story: Over 300 MILLION Windows 7 licenses have been sold so far and Windows 7 is now running on over 20% of Internet-connected...
27 Jan 2011
Video highlights from CES and Steve Ballmer’s 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opening keynote
Wow, what a fantastic way to open the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show last night! How about those demos of Surface 2.0, Windows Phone 7, Kinect, Avatar Kinect, Windows 7 PCs, “Next version of Windows” on ARM, and so much more? Plus, dig you catch the 8 MILLION Kinect devices sold statistic...
6 Jan 2011
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