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Welcome to Worldwide Partner Conference 2015 Day 3! Some things to know…
Here we are, the third day to Worldwide Partner Conference 2015 Day 2 here in Orlando, FL! We’re now through two full days, and today is another full day here at Worldwide Partner Conference 2015, full of keynotes, sessions, meetings, celebrations, and more. As a reminder, today is the last day for us...
15 Jul 2015
Welcome to Worldwide Partner Conference 2015 Day 2! Some things to know…
Welcome, everyone, to Worldwide Partner Conference 2015 Day 2 here in Orlando, FL! After a wonderful opening day yesterday here at WPC15, we now embark on Day 2 of this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference. As a reminder, don’t forget that I’m once again putting together my 2015 Fantastic People of Worldwide...
14 Jul 2015
Welcome to Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 Day 2! Some things to know…
Welcome to Day 2 of Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 in Washington, D.C.! For those of you that joined us yesterday, the conference got started off with a lot of excitement, energy, and great information in our series of keynotes, followed by a full day of sessions and meetings. If you are not here...
15 Jul 2014
Congratulations to the 2014 WPC Partner of the Year Award Winners and Finalists!
This is always an exciting time of year. WPC is just around the corner (still my favorite conference of the year!) and all of the partners are getting their plans together for the conference as well as everyone here at Microsoft, which includes the submissions for and choosing of the annual WPC Partner...
30 May 2014
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
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
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
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
The top posts of 2011, and of all time
Welcome to 2012, everyone! I certainly hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and New Year’s Day. To kick off the 2012 year, I thought it might be fun to look back at 2011 quickly to see which of the posts here on the blog you all came to and visited the most. With that, below is a list of the top...
3 Jan 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
Looking to provide refurbished PCs? What you need to know about the Microsoft Refurbisher Program
On the way home from an offsite meeting yesterday afternoon, I had a voicemail from a colleague of mine here at Microsoft that I used to work with quite a bit when I was back in our Midwest District on the U.S. Team saying that he has a partner looking to get into refurbishing PCs to provide to their...
5 Oct 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
SBS 2011 tools, information, training, resources, and more for you
Lately there has been a lot of excitement over Microsoft’s Small Business Server 2011 and I have been seeing the number of questions and requests for information on it increasing over the past week or so. What I thought I would do is post here on the blog a list of resources, information, training...
4 Feb 2011
Happy 1st birthday, Microsoft Security Essentials!
Today marks the 1-year birthday of a product that is stirring up quite a bit of excitement lately, Microsoft Security Essentials. One thing that is really nice is that unlike traditional birthday parties where all of the guests bring gifts to the one celebrating the birthday, in the case Microsoft...
29 Sep 2010
Announcing: Microsoft Security Essentials available FREE to Small Businesses in October!
Here is some great news for all of the small businesses out there from Microsoft that I am very happy to be able to tell you about! As we all know, small businesses are under incredible pressure to: Reduce operating costs Improve productivity Grow their business Do all of this in a very challenging economic...
22 Sep 2010
What qualifies for the Office Up-to-date 50%* discount (UTD) now that Office 2010 is out?
In January, I put up a post announcing the expansion of the Up-to-date (UTD) 50%*discount offer through Open Value Subscription being expanded to include two prior versions (N-2) through June, 2010 as well as “ How the Microsoft 50%* Up-to-date discount works .” In the announcement post I included the...
10 May 2010
Microsoft announces rental rights licensing for Microsoft Office and Windows
Here is another announcement from Microsoft that is new for 2010. Microsoft has released a new licensing offer through our Microsoft Open License, Select License, and Select Plus Volume Licensing agreements called, “Rental Rights” for Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows software. Rental...
11 Jan 2010
How the Microsoft 50%* Up-to-date discount works and other answers.
In my Big Announcement! 50%* Off Up-To-Date (UTD) Discount Extended to Office XP and Windows XP owners worldwide! post on January 1st, I mentioned that the UTD discount provided a 50%* discount for every qualifying license you had. Since then, I have been seeing and receiving some questions on...
6 Jan 2010
Big Announcement! 50% Off Up-To-Date (UTD) Discount Extended to Office XP and Windows XP owners worldwide!
As promised in my, “Big announcement coming on New Years Day!” post back on December 18th, it is 8:00 am PST on New Year’s Day and here is the big announcement to kick off the New Year! For the first time ever , Microsoft is expanding the 50%* off Up-To-Date (UTD) discount to include TWO prior...
1 Jan 2010
What media do I use to install the previous version of Windows if using downgrade rights?
Last week while I was visiting with a group of the Microsoft SBS MVPs here on campus, the question came up of, “What media do we use to install the previous version of Windows if a client wants to use the downgrade rights associated with their OEM Windows license?” As a follow-up to that conversation...
18 Dec 2009
How to save $150* & $890* on Windows Server 2008 Standard & Enterprise today
What if I told you that you could save $150* on your purchase of Windows Server 2008 Standard today? Or what about saving $890* on your purchase of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise today? Would that get your attention? Let me show you how: As you know, at Microsoft we offer a few different ways to acquire...
7 Dec 2009
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