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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
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
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
The Big Easy 10 Offer is back! Claim your money now.
Several years ago, we introduced a The Big Easy Offer, a program that provides Microsoft partner subsidy dollars to companies that purchase qualifying Microsoft products through various Volume Licensing programs, such as the Open Business, Open Value, and Open Value Subscription programs. Since that...
20 Mar 2013
The Big Easy Offer is back, and don’t forget about Cloud Easy too!
Last month I told you about the “Cloud Easy” partner subsidy program that was announced and launched for partners in the United States. As I mentioned at the time, Cloud Easy is very similar to the very popular “Big Easy Offer,” only it is specifically aligned with our Microsoft online solutions. Well...
2 Oct 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
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 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
The Big Easy Offer extended in Canada through May 31st, so be sure to get your money!
Recently, I let you all know about the Big Easy Offer and how to participate in it in my Money, money, money! Are you claiming yours through the Big Easy offer? post. One thing I called out in the post, to help avoid confusion, is the fact that the Big Easy 8.0 offer page states that only the U.S. offer...
10 Apr 2012
Money, money, money! Are you claiming yours through the Big Easy offer?
In case you missed the news, the Big Easy Offer is back! Yes, The Big Easy Offer 8 is now in market, enabling your clients to receive a subsidy payout of up to 30% for additional purchases of Microsoft software licenses or associated services. For those of you that have been around awhile, you know that...
6 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
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
Check out the expanded Microsoft Partner Exam Academy, including Messaging and Communications competency training.
You may recall back on August 15th when we announced the Microsoft Partner Exam Academy: Announcing Microsoft Partner Exam Academy which is a resource designed for our partners to connect you with preparation materials (including free and for-fee) you need to get yourself ready for the Microsoft certification...
24 Oct 2011
The Big Easy Offer is back! Partner subsidy funds are waiting for you.
Once again, one of the most popular promotions that we have offered over the years, the Big Easy Offer , is back! That’s right, the Big Easy Offer that provides a subsidy check to customers who make qualifying license purchases that they can they use with a Microsoft partner of their choice for implementation...
20 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
How to see what eLearning courses you get included in your Software Assurance benefits
As many of you are probably already aware (and if you’re not, you should be), one of the very beneficial benefits included with Software Assurance is a benefit called “ eLearning .” In fact, training is one of the very beneficial Software Assurance benefits that is underutilized by many clients. Here...
30 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 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
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