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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
Learn Windows Azure with these free Microsoft Virtual Academy courses online
Microsoft offers a large variety of learning resources and training to help you on your journey to learn about technology many of the solutions we have to offer. One of these key technologies is Windows Azure. Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy...
30 Sep 2013
Free Microsoft Office training, resources and more. How to get them.
Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure to spend time in the afternoon visiting with one of our customers located here in the local area. It was a great opportunity to tour their facilities, talk with the key stakeholders of the company, learn more about their operations, hear about the prior, current...
17 Sep 2013
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
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
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
The next chapter for the Microsoft Partner Info, I mean Microsoft Info Partner Windows Phone Mobile App
Just over two years ago, my Microsoft Partner Information Mobile App made its debut in the Windows Phone Marketplace, bringing a single solution to pull together information for Microsoft Partners around the world, right on their mobile phones. Since that time, my Microsoft Partner Information mobile...
20 Jun 2013
Huge collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: Office, Office 365, SharePoint, SQL Server, System Center, Visual Studio, Web Development, Windows, Windows Azure, and Windows Server
Last summer I put up a post that offered a collection of free Microsoft eBooks across a variety of topics and the response was incredible. Because of the phenomenal response, I followed it up with a second post that contained another set of free eBooks for people to download. After these posts went live...
18 Jun 2013
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
How to Sell Office 365 through Open License and Full Packaged Product – What Partners Need To Know
Back in January, I put up a post Announcing Office 365 through Open and the New Office availability! In there I mentioned the announcement we had made about the upcoming availability of Office 365 through Open, which is an incredibly exciting opportunity for our partners everywhere that have been asking...
22 Feb 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
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
Complete collection of Microsoft Office 2013 Quick Start Guides (Cheat Sheets)
Yesterday I sent out a series of tweets pointing people to the various different Microsoft Office 2013 Quick Start Guides, which are printable guides that contain useful tips, shortcuts, and screenshots to help you find your way around. In other words, I like to think of them as your “Cheat sheets” for...
6 Feb 2013
Only days left for the Windows 8 Pro $39.99 upgrade promotion
Back in October, we began offering a Windows 8 Pro upgrade offer of $39.99 for people upgrading to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP (SP3). The promotional price is limited to one upgrade per PC and a maximum limit of five upgrade licenses per customer. This promotion is for...
28 Jan 2013
Windows SBS 2011 through SPLA: Answers to “What to order now?”
This past week, I received questions from a couple partners regarding their current clients who are licensed for Windows SBS 2011 through the Services Provider License Agreement ( SPLA) and what should they order now and for how long. After conveying the information back to them, I received a simple...
17 Dec 2012
Recommended Small Business Scenarios with Windows Server 2012 Guide Available for Download
Back at Worldwide Partner Conference, several of us from Microsoft sat in a room with our SMB PALs from around the world and discussed small business server solutions moving forward with the arrival of Windows Server 2012 Standard and Windows Server 2012 Essentials. One of the asks from the partner community...
27 Nov 2012
Microsoft “Black Friday” training offers
What does everyone love about “Black Friday?” Simple, the big promotions that save us all money! What do most people dislike about “Black Friday?” The lines to get those big savings. Well, I’m happy to let you know that Microsoft has the solution for those of you looking to take advantage of Microsoft...
16 Nov 2012
FREE Microsoft eBook: Deployment guide for Microsoft Office 2013
Following the amazing response to my “ Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks ” post and with all of the excitement around Microsoft Office 2013, I thought I would share with you a newly released FREE Microsoft eBook: Deployment Guide for Microsoft Office 2013 which you can download today. This eBook...
22 Oct 2012
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
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
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
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