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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: How and where to watch the E3 2012 Media Briefing

    Every year, E3 brings a ton of excitement and fun with it as you get to see some pretty incredible things on the horizon. Today at 12:30 pm ET/9:30 am PT, E3 2012 kicks off with the Xbox 360 Media Briefing and you can watch it live in a multitude of ways. Given the high level of interest in this event...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: What you may be missing: Resources from March 2-9 and who’s sharing what

    From week to week, I share a bunch of different content across a multitude of my various online presences, such as through my blog , my Twitter account , my LinkedIn account , and my Facebook account . Across these different online resources, the content shared is not always the same, nor is everything...
  • Blog Post: Kinect for Windows now available! Information and resources for you.

    Yesterday we announced the availability of Kinect for Windows,now both from the hardware perspective as well as the SDK perspective. This is a very exciting announcement and will unlock a ton of potential for developers everywhere. I can’t wait to see what this enables! With this announcement, I thought...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event, information, resources, and much more

    As the countdown continues to the launch of the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server, the excitement levels continue to rise and rise, and why shouldn’t they given all that SQL Server 2012 brings with it?! To help make sure you are aware of your opportunity to participate in our Virtual Launch event...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: We’re doing some maintenance…

    I just wanted to give you all a quick heads up that later today, we will be doing some maintenance here on our blogging platform which means there will be some intermittent pockets of time that my blog will be unavailable. This maintenance is scheduled between 3:00 & 6:00 (or so) Pacific Time, so...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Acquires Skype–Watch the Live Press Conference

    This morning, Microsoft confirmed the acquisition of Skype , the leading Internet communications company. This is a very exciting announcement when you start to think about the combination of the technologies that Microsoft and Skype bring together and the possibilities of what they may become together...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Making a mark on “history.” Microsoft reports 3rd quarter earnings.

    In case you haven’t seen it yet, Microsoft reported its third quarter financial results today. After reading through the announcement today, I thought I would share just a few highlights from the announcement and why I think “history” is such an appropriate word for it: “Office 2010 has become the fastest...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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