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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
Top posts, milestones, anniversaries, and more from 2013
As we kick off 2014 and say good-bye to 2013, I thought I’d take a few quick moments to look back and recap some of the milestones, anniversaries, top posts, etc. from 2013 in case you might have missed them. After all, we all know how hectic our days can become in this fast paced world of technology...
7 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
Free Microsoft Office training, resources and more. How to get them.
Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure to spend time in the afternoon visiting with one of our customers located here in the local area. It was a great opportunity to tour their facilities, talk with the key stakeholders of the company, learn more about their operations, hear about the prior, current...
17 Sep 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
Huge collection of Free Microsoft eBooks for you, including: Office, Office 365, SharePoint, SQL Server, System Center, Visual Studio, Web Development, Windows, Windows Azure, and Windows Server
Last summer I put up a post that offered a collection of free Microsoft eBooks across a variety of topics and the response was incredible. Because of the phenomenal response, I followed it up with a second post that contained another set of free eBooks for people to download. After these posts went live...
18 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
Join us for a Virtual Launch Event for the new Office 365 for business
Last week I put up my How to Sell Office 365 through Open License and Full Packaged Product – What Partners Need To Know post to help make you aware of a ton of resources we have available for you for the upcoming Office 365 through Open License and Full Packaged Product offerings we are bringing to...
26 Feb 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
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
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
Office 365 for Small Business Jump Start replays now available online, plus much more
Attention all of you partners out there working towards or planning to go after the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business competency, As you know, back in July announced the new 74-324 Exam coming for Small Business Competency to replace the 70-323 exam. Shortly after that announcement, we let you...
17 Sep 2012
Free Introducing Microsoft Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition eBook now available for download in PDF, MOBI, and EPUB editions
Last month I put up a series of two posts here on the blog providing you with access to over 80 FREE Microsoft eBooks that you can download in a variety of formats, covering topics from: SharePoint, Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 365, Windows 8, Azure, Cloud, Windows Phone, Lync, Dynamics CRM, Duet...
7 Sep 2012
Exam 74-324 details, plus get FREE exam vouchers if you failed the 70-323 exam for the Small Business competency
A few weeks back I brought you the exciting news about the new 74-324 Exam coming for Small Business Competency to replace 70-323 , (yes, it is 74 -324 NOT 70 -324, for those who have been asking) based on the input and feedback that we have received from you, our partners, about the 70-323 exam contents...
30 Aug 2012
Introducing the “Cloud Easy” Partner Subsidy Program (Think of it as “Big Easy meets the cloud”)
Here is an exciting offer that the U.S. Team has put into market that brings with it a lot of the great features and benefits of the highly popular “Big Easy” partner subsidy program, but this time, it is for cloud related services. With an offer combining great cloud solutions and features/benefits...
15 Aug 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
Announcing the Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses Jump Start for the 74-324 Exam
A couple of weeks ago, I told you about the New 74-324 Exam coming for Small Business Competency to replace 70-323 , which has been designed for Small Business focused partners and aligns better to the Small Business Competency within the Microsoft Partner Network. In that post, I mentioned that we would...
7 Aug 2012
Another large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks and Resource Kits for you, including: SharePoint 2013, Office 2013, Office 365, Duet 2.0, Azure, Cloud, Windows Phone, Lync, Dynamics CRM, and more.
Last week, I put up my Large Collection of Free Microsoft eBooks post (60+ eBooks) here on the blog and the response and feedback I am receiving about it is incredibly positive about how much you liked it. Because of this, I thought I would put up this follow-up post which includes even more free Microsoft...
30 Jul 2012
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