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Changes coming to Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) August 15th
On August 15th, we will be releasing an update to the Microsoft® Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), which is the single online resource for Microsoft Volume Licensing customers and partners to view Licensing information, download Microsoft software, and manage Volume Licensing benefits and subscriptions...
1 Aug 2011
Did you miss any of the MPN Live webcasts from WPC11? No worries, watch them here.
This year at Worldwide Partner Conference, we launched the very first “MPN Live” series, which brought you live webcasts from the floor at WPC11. These sessions included a Microsoft host for the session as well as partner and analyst guest speakers, including some joining us remotely via Skype from around...
18 Jul 2011
Announcing Microsoft Office 365 availability in 40 countries worldwide! Information and resources for you.
This morning in New York, we held a live event with Steve Ballmer where we announced that Microsoft Office 365 has reached the General Availability milestone, meaning it is now readily available in 40 countries and 20 languages around the world. It was fantastic to see the incredible amount of buzz and...
28 Jun 2011
Design principles of the Microsoft Partner Network - Julie Bennani, General Manager, Microsoft Partner Network
Last week I put up my Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum replay now online post, which included a video snippet of Jon Roskill’s opening comments regarding partners and the Microsoft Partner Network from the Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum. Today, I am sharing...
21 Mar 2011
Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum replay now online
Last Thursday, hundreds of partners from around the world, including attendees from: Asia Pacific, India, Germany, United Kingdom, Central & Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East, Latin America, France, United States, & Canada to name a few, joined the Worldwide Partner Group Leadership...
14 Mar 2011
Microsoft cloud computing & cloud services – So much more than just BPOS
“Cloud” – Now there’s a topic that I had multiple conversations with Microsoft partners about at Worldwide Partner Conference, as well as one that was covered in many presentations, communications, sessions, updates, etc. both at Worldwide Partner Conference but also since then. One thing that...
23 Aug 2010
Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) Update on July 22nd
To keep you updated on the latest round of updates coming to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center, I am posting a quick update here to let you know about some modifications we will be making to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Website on Thursday, July 22nd. The Microsoft Volume Licensing Service...
20 Jul 2010
WPC10 – Connecting with people to build business!
On Monday night, as we kicked off #WPC10 from here in Washington, D.C., I put up the Connecting with others – A HUGE value of #WPC10 (Look who I found) post here on my blog with pictures of some of the attendees I had a chance to connect with during the opening celebration. Since that time, thousands...
15 Jul 2010
Join us for the #WPC10 TweetUp + Webcast: 5 Effective Ways Social Media Can Drive Business Value
On Monday, I put up a post here on the blog: Connecting with others – A HUGE value of #WPC10 talking about the value of the connections made here at Worldwide Partner Conference each and every year. Yesterday, through the use of social media and the initiative of some #WPC10 attendees, another...
14 Jul 2010
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...
6 May 2010
Last round of VLSC updates with Add Open License webcasts on Wednesday. Are you registered?
Back on the 14th, I put up a post about the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) Improvements Webcasts for Partners that we scheduled for last Wednesday, April 21st, and this Wednesday, April 28th, including the links to register to attend any of the six sessions we are hosting. As...
26 Apr 2010
Can you believe it? The end of SBSC and a shift away from the SMB market
Since the very inception of the Microsoft Small Business Specialist Community many years ago and for every year since then, it has been my absolute pleasure to work with all of the Partners dedicated to serving the needs of the SMB segment and help communicate the efforts Microsoft is making around the...
20 Apr 2010
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...
14 Apr 2010
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...
23 Mar 2010
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. ...
15 Feb 2010
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...
12 Feb 2010
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...
4 Feb 2010
“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...
1 Feb 2010
Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) Webcasts for Partners – Register today!
As you may know, Microsoft® recently migrated the eOpen and MVLS sites to the new Volume Licensing Service Center website (VLSC) in order to ultimately provide a convenient, online solution for customers and partners to easily manage their licensing agreements and Microsoft products. We know that as...
27 Jan 2010
January Business School and Technical School SBSC sessions from the Microsoft UK Team
Back in October, I put up the : Microsoft UK presents – Business School Live Meetings ” and the “ Technical School Live Meetings ” posts here on the Blog to let you know about these two new Live Meeting series the Microsoft UK Team was launching to bring you more information from the business and technical...
12 Jan 2010
Partner webcast: Best Practices for Upgrading Customers to Windows 7
Here is a great opportunity for any of you that plan on talking to your clients about or helping your clients move to Microsoft Windows 7 on their PCs in the upcoming year. On Friday, January 22nd, we will be conducting a Microsoft Academy Live webcast session for Microsoft Partners featuring on...
5 Jan 2010
Microsoft expands Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) coverage and cuts prices!
Access to technology and cost savings are topics that are very important to customers everywhere and the announcement by Microsoft’s Online Services Team yesterday helps serve up a lot of both of these for Partners and customers! When we first announced the availability of BPOS as a solution available...
3 Nov 2009
Technical School Live Meetings: Windows 7 Overview Session
Back on the 5 th of October, I told you about the Microsoft UK Business School Live Meeting sessions that the UK Team here at Microsoft is running to provide you with business related guidance and information to help you succeed. I am happy to let you know that the Microsoft UK Team is also launching...
16 Oct 2009
Microsoft UK presents – Business School Live Meetings
Here is a great new Live Meeting series being launched by the Microsoft UK Team designed to help the Microsoft Small Business Specialists (SBSC) and the other Microsoft Partners that specialize in servicing the needs of the SMB market place. This new series, called Microsoft Business School, will bring...
5 Oct 2009
Partner Learning Paths – Available on the Partner Learning Center
As you probably know, we offer a ton of online training through Live Meeting for Partners on a larger variety of topics. These can be product specific, program specific, audience specific, general topics, and much, much more. Have you ever found yourself looking for guidance though on which...
10 Aug 2009
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