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How to enter and win a Microsoft Partner of The Year Award at Worldwide Partner Conference 2014
Winning a Microsoft Partner of the Year Award not only showcases the capabilities and solutions your company brings to the market, it also brings your company positive press coverage (including: being acknowledged in press releases, award logos, local press templates, and web banners), which can lead...
21 Jan 2014
What you should know for Worldwide Partner Conference Day 4.
How quickly it has come and how quickly it has gone. Can you believe we are here on Day 4, the final day, of Worldwide Partner Conference 2013? Before we get into the overview of today, how about that amazing Worldwide Partner Conference Partner Celebration last night at Minute Maid Park?!?!? That was...
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
Ready for Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 Day 2? Some things to know…
Welcome to day 2 of Worldwide Partner Conference 2013! Yesterday was a fantastic start to the conference, I thought, and it was wonderful to see and hear so much positive feedback and excitement from the partners both here at the conference, as well as those joining virtually through social media. For...
9 Jul 2013
Welcome to Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 Day 1! Some things to know…
Welcome, everyone, to Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 Day 1 here in Houston! I’m very excited for another WPC together with you all and looking forward to connecting with you here in Houston. Remember, I’m looking forward to the 2013 Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference, so be sure to come...
8 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
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
Collection of more than 40 Windows 8 Partner skills and training resources for you
To help keep you up to date on some of the new, as well as some of the existing Windows 8 skills development and training resources we have available for you, I am sharing a collection of February updates here for you to use: What’s New: New in the Partner Learning Center (PLC): Pitch Perfect: Windows...
21 Feb 2013
Second batch of 1,000 FREE Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses (Exam 74-324) Vouchers Released. Get yours now!
UPDATE: Thank you for your amazing interest in this promotion – all 2,000 free codes have been allocated to partners now. If you registered to take an exam, please be sure to complete it before 6/30/13 when the code expires. If you need to reschedule or cancel an exam, proper notice is required...
22 Jan 2013
We’re Giving Away 2,000 FREE Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses (Exam 74-324) Vouchers! Here’s how to get yours…
UPDATE: We have released the second set of 1,000 FREE Exam vouchers since the first set (below) were all claimed already. Here’s how to get one of the second set of 1,000 FREE vouchers . Here is a very exciting offer for partners everywhere (not just the U.S.). Right now, the first 2,000 partners who...
15 Jan 2013
Office 365 for Small Business Jump Start replays now available online, plus much more
Attention all of you partners out there working towards or planning to go after the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business competency, As you know, back in July announced the new 74-324 Exam coming for Small Business Competency to replace the 70-323 exam. Shortly after that announcement, we let you...
17 Sep 2012
Exam 74-324 details, plus get FREE exam vouchers if you failed the 70-323 exam for the Small Business competency
A few weeks back I brought you the exciting news about the new 74-324 Exam coming for Small Business Competency to replace 70-323 , (yes, it is 74 -324 NOT 70 -324, for those who have been asking) based on the input and feedback that we have received from you, our partners, about the 70-323 exam contents...
30 Aug 2012
FREE Microsoft exam retakes with the ever-popular Second Shot certification exam offer!
Here is some very exciting news for all of you out there looking to ramp up your certifications or those looking to earn their first Microsoft certification. As of yesterday, the very popular Second Shot offer is now back in market and applies to all IT professional and developer certification exams...
28 Aug 2012
Windows 8 RTM download is here! Information and resources for you.
As you know, last week on August 16th, Microsoft partners with a gold or silver competency gained access to Windows 8 Enterprise RTM internal-use benefits through our Digital Distribution Center and as of today, Microsoft Action Pack subscribers can gain access to Windows 8 Pro. With this milestone,...
20 Aug 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
Announcing the Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses Jump Start for the 74-324 Exam
A couple of weeks ago, I told you about the New 74-324 Exam coming for Small Business Competency to replace 70-323 , which has been designed for Small Business focused partners and aligns better to the Small Business Competency within the Microsoft Partner Network. In that post, I mentioned that we would...
7 Aug 2012
Announcing an extension to the WPC 2012 Microsoft Certification Exam offer!
Once again, partners, you have spoken, we have heard, and we have some fantastic news for you! For those of you that joined us at Worldwide Partner Conference 2012, you hopefully saw the 2 for 1 Microsoft Certification Exam offer where you could get two Microsoft Certification Exams for the price of...
31 Jul 2012
New 74-324 Exam coming for Small Business Competency to replace 70-323
Here is some very exciting news for our partners out there looking to attain the Small Business Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network. For those of you that have participated in any of the online meetings we have been conducting about the Small Business Competency or who attended Worldwide Partner...
25 Jul 2012
Day 1 at Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 – Things to know
Welcome to the official Day 1 here at Microsoft Partner Conference 2012! Once again, we have a record-breaking number of attendees joining us this year here in Toronto and we are so excited to have all of you here with us, as well as the partners around the world joining us online and through social...
9 Jul 2012
Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2012, WPC12, social media, networking, keynote streaming, MPN Live, and mobile all for you
Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 is upon us and with it comes the opportunity for our partners worldwide to come together physically in Toronto as well as virtually across the world. For those of you that joined us last year, you undoubtedly saw the vast increase in social media usage from Worldwide...
6 Jul 2012
2012 Microsoft Partner Of the Year Award Winners and Finalists Announced! Congratulations to you all!
Today, Microsoft announced the 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists. These winners and finalists were selected from nearly 3,000 entries coming in from over 100 countries! Wow, that’s an impressive number of submissions, partners! Thank you to all of you that submitted your...
25 Jun 2012
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
WPC Connect is now live! Start building your connections today.
Every year at Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), we hear feedback from partners all around the world that one of the greatest parts of WPC is the opportunity to make connections with other WPC attendees. Whether they are connections with existing contacts you know already but haven’t seen in awhile...
31 May 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
What are the benefits of the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency?
As you know, I have been sharing several pieces of information here on my blog about the upcoming Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency which launches in June. What has been fantastic is the amount of feedback all of you have been sharing with me through the blog, though email, in online...
4 May 2012
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