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  • Blog Post: Cloud Partner Insights (CPI): Information –> Insights –> Impact

    With Worldwide Partner Conference just around the corner, I’ve had a few partners reach out, asking me if I’ll be at WPC and what I’m doing now, noting how I have been quieter over the past year when it comes to social media compared to prior years. Yes, I have been quieter through my social media channels...
  • Blog Post: Think your phone is fast? $100 says it’ll get smoked by Windows Phone.

    Think your phone is fast or are you in the market for a new phone and looking for something with true speed? Have you tried out a Windows Phone yet? If you haven’t, maybe this will get your attention… As you probably know, the International Consumer Electronics show (CES) took place a couple of weeks...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-046: Critical out of band Security Update released – Please read!

    Yesterday, Microsoft released an out-of-band security update to address the .LNK vulnerability described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2286198. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-046 addresses one vulnerability in Windows, has a maximum severity rating of Critical, and an Exploitability Index rating of...
  • Blog Post: Just announced: Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 in Los Angeles, CA

    Here you go, WPC fans!  For those of you who are always wondering, “Where is the next Worldwide Partner Conference going to be?” you question for 2011 has been answered this morning.  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles posted a press release this morning making the announcement that...
  • Blog Post: Not only is SBSC staying, it is THE Small Business designation in the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN)

    For those of you who joined us for Tuesday’s Microsoft Partner Network for Small to Midsize Business (SMB) Partners webcasts where we shared the roadmap for Partners serving the Small Business segment in MPN, you probably noticed that our strategy since my “ Can you believe it? The end of SBSC and a...
  • Blog Post: What exams qualify for the Small Business Specialist Community (SBSC)?

    A question that came up today on the " Microsoft Partner Network for Small to Midsize Business (SMB) Partners webcast ” is, “What exams qualify for the Microsoft Small Business Specialist (SBSC) designation in the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN)?” I thought I would share this question and answer with...
  • Blog Post: Join us for Microsoft Partner Network for Small to Midsize Business (SMB) Partners webcast

    Last week in my Can you believe it? The end of SBSC and a shift away from the SMB market post, I posted answers to several questions to address speculations floating around regarding the SMB Partner opportunity in the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN). On Tuesday, May 4th, we are conducting two Live Meeting...
  • Blog Post: Who would have guessed?

    In just a few short months, we’ll once again be at Worldwide Partner Conference (#WPC10), this time in Washington, D.C.  One of the great opportunities that Worldwide Partner Conference provides is not only the chance to meet up with peers that you have not had the chance to see in some time (sometimes...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 2010 resources and information for you

    As you may have seen in my, “ Microsoft Office 2010 reaches RTM! Download on April 27th if you have Software Assurance ” post earlier this week, Microsoft Office 2010 will be available through our Volume Licensing Programs starting on May 1st.  With this date quickly approaching, I thought I would...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 2010 reaches RTM! Download on April 27th if you have Software Assurance.

    On Friday, Microsoft made the exciting announcement that Microsoft Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010 and Project 2010 have all reached the Release To Manufacturing (RTM) milestone!  This is a very exciting time and one that has been reached after so much input and feedback from so many of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) Improvements Webcasts for Partners

    At the end of March, I told you about the Microsoft VLSC update with “Add Open License” coming in April that includes several updates and usability enhancements as a part of our continued efforts to provide a convenient, online solution for customers and partners to easily manage their licensing agreements...
  • Blog Post: Watch the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Launch Event Online

      The Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Launch is being broadcast live on line for all to watch.  To view this event online now, VIEW IT HERE . Like this?  Share it with others: Thank you and have a wonderful day, Eric Ligman – Follow me on TWITTER and RSS Global Partner Experience Lead Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Social Media 201 Conference – 75% discount for Microsoft Partners!

    On Thursday, April 15th, the Microsoft Local Engagement team is hosting a Social Media 201 Conference here in Redmond at the Microsoft Conference Center.  Are you currently using social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn, but are unsure of how to take it to the next level for your...
  • Blog Post: Only one week left to submit your WPC 2010 Award nominations!

    Tick, tock, tick, tock…  Hear that?  That is the sound of your final few days ticking away!  Back in February, I put up my, “ Submit your nominations for WPC 2010 awards today ” post here on the Blog, letting you know that once again, the time had come to submit your nominations for WPC...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 Awards submission deadline extended to April 9th

    Last month I put up a post letting you know that the time had come to submit your nominations for WPC 2010 awards today .   In that post I also included links to the submission page, descriptions of the various awards, contest rules, submission tips, FAQs, and more.  Also included in there...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 Registration is Now Open! Info and details for you.

    The time has come and registration for Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 in Washington D.C. is now open!  For those of you familiar with WPC, you know that this is the annual event where thousands of Microsoft Partners from all around the world come together in a single location with...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft UK Business School & Technical School March Sessions

    For those of you that have been following my Blog, ( http://www.MSPartnerBlog.com ), you have seen my prior posts about the two training series that the Microsoft UK Team have been putting on called the Business School and the Technical School.  Business Schools and Technical Schools are a series...
  • Blog Post: Live Microsoft Partner Network Q&A with Julie Bennani & MPN webcasts launch today

    If you’ve been following me on Twitter ( @EricLigman ) recently, you’ve seen my tweets about the upcoming live Microsoft Partner Network Q&A sessions with Julie Bennani taking place today from 9-10 am PST and again from 5-6 pm PST via Twitter ( @mspartner ).  What you will also see today is...
  • Blog Post: MIX10 Day 1 Highlights

    Yesterday marked the kickoff of MIX10 and anyone on Twitter or any other online source couldn’t help but see a flurry of information coming out of MIX10.  I thought I would put up some of the interesting tidbits and items I saw from the day for those of you interested. MIX10 Day 1 Keynote Featuring...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Central Region Partner Briefing Series – Register today

    Here’s a quick note for all of you Partners in the U.S. Central Region Heartland Area.  Based on overwhelming partner feedback, The Heartland Area team has evolved the Heartland Partner Briefing Series into a new format that offers you a shortened event, packed full of valuable content, giving you...
  • Blog Post: Submit your nominations for WPC 2010 awards today

    The time has come to start submitting your nominations for this year’s WPC 2010 Award winners, and yes, this means you!  As in past years, the WPC 2010 Awards winners will be chosen from those nominations submitted to us and the nomination process  open now until April 2, 2010.  Now just...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft is looking for customers and Partners for VLSC usability feedback – Sign up today

    If you have followed my blog for any amount of time, you know that getting feedback from you and understanding your experiences with the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center site on an ongoing basis has been something I have been very focused on.  Now, here is another opportunity for you. ...
  • Blog Post: Coming Monday – Looking for customers and Partners to give feedback on usability of VLSC

    I am posting up a quick notice today to let you know about something I will be posting on Monday that may be of interest to you because I know that not all of you have subscribed to my Blog , so you don’t all get the automatic feed of posts, and that all of you do not come here on a daily basis, so you...
  • Blog Post: Replay of the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) Webcasts for Partners now available

    Last week I announced that Microsoft would be running a series of Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) Webcasts for Partners through Academy Live to take place on February 3rd, and it was great to see all of the Partners who joined us for these sessions yesterday!  Thank you for your...
  • Blog Post: “Ask Microsoft” Live Meeting Session for UK Partners

    You may have already seen the January Business School and Technical School SBSC sessions from the Microsoft UK Team post I put up in January about those two series of webcasts that our Microsoft UK Team continue to run for Microsoft UK Partners; however, here is another webcast that the Microsoft UK...
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