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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
The Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference 2013. Thank you for joining us!
Last week we hosted this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, and once again, I had an absolutely fantastic time getting to meet and see so many of our partners from all over the world! The excitement levels seemed to be very high coming into the event and then even higher by the end of the...
15 Jul 2013
Sharing out some of the “KTisms” from Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 Day 3
During yesterday’s Worldwide Partner Conference Day 3 Vision Keynotes, the stage was once again taken by Kevin Turner this year. Now I can’t speak for each and every one of you, my readers around the world, but I can say (and have said before) that Kevin Turner is always one of my favorite speakers of...
11 Jul 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
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
Looking forward to the 2013 Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference!
Can you believe that Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 is less than two weeks away?!?! WPC has always been my favorite conference of the year, with the opportunity to see and meet so many of our partners from around the world, and this year is absolutely no exception. One piece of Worldwide Partner Conference...
24 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
Final 48 hours to take advantage of the WPC 2013 Early Bird discount
A couple of days ago, I put up a post here to let you know that we’re down to the final days to get your WPC 2013 Award nomination in, and to encourage you to get going on your WPC 2013 Partner of the Year Award nominations so that you get your chance at winning one of these prizes. Well, there is another...
4 Apr 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
It's time to let Microsoft know how you really feel, so don’t hold back!
Last summer, I put up the Record revenues and satisfaction with Microsoft partners! Satisfaction survey is just around the corner and we’re ready for another great year together post here on my blog talking about the incredible results we received from you, our Microsoft partners and customers around...
22 Mar 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
Announcing Office 365 through Open and the New Office availability! Info and resources for you.
Yesterday, we announced the release of Office 365 Home Premium , which is a reinvention of Microsoft’s Office product line for consumers. The new offering includes the latest and most complete set of Office applications; works across up to five devices, including Windows tablets, PCs and Macs; and comes...
30 Jan 2013
Women Leading in the Tech World – Today on MPN Live
The very first MPN Live session of 2013 kicks off today and the topic on tap is Women Leading in the Tech World and their growing influence. The session will be broadcast live this morning at 10:30am PST here in Redmond and as always, you can join in to be part of the session live online . Today’s show...
24 Jan 2013
Second batch of 1,000 FREE Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses (Exam 74-324) Vouchers Released. Get yours now!
UPDATE: Thank you for your amazing interest in this promotion – all 2,000 free codes have been allocated to partners now. If you registered to take an exam, please be sure to complete it before 6/30/13 when the code expires. If you need to reschedule or cancel an exam, proper notice is required...
22 Jan 2013
We’re Giving Away 2,000 FREE Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses (Exam 74-324) Vouchers! Here’s how to get yours…
UPDATE: We have released the second set of 1,000 FREE Exam vouchers since the first set (below) were all claimed already. Here’s how to get one of the second set of 1,000 FREE vouchers . Here is a very exciting offer for partners everywhere (not just the U.S.). Right now, the first 2,000 partners who...
15 Jan 2013
A New Year, a new adventure, a new CPE, and a new puppy
A New Year Monday was the first day of the New Year back at work for me, and first and foremost, as I stated in my Happy New Year 2013 wishes and a sincere Thank You from all of us at Microsoft post, I’d like to offer up a huge thank you to all of the partners around the world for a fantastic 2012 and...
11 Jan 2013
Happy New Year 2013 wishes and a sincere Thank You from all of us at Microsoft
Happy New Year, 2013, Microsoft partners! As we usher in the new 2013 year, in looking back, there are always those years you look back on that are those easy years, filled with all upside, and then there are those years you look back on that test your resolve and help you see what you are made of. As...
31 Dec 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
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth
I recently received an inquiry from a partner that I thought I would share here with you all, in case any of you have this same question. Here was the inquiry I received: “Eric, I recently received your partner satisfaction survey in my inbox and I was wondering, how honest should I really be? I know...
9 Oct 2012
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