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The Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference 2015. Thank you for joining us!
Thank you to all of the amazing Microsoft Partners who joined us in Orlando for Worldwide Partner Conference 2015! As always, one of the biggest highlights of the entire event for me is being able to see and connect with you, our Microsoft partners and influencers from around the world, whether I knew...
28 Jul 2015
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 2015 Day 1! Some things to know…
Welcome, everyone, to Worldwide Partner Conference 2015 Day 1 here in Orlando, FL! If you have been a follower of mine for awhile, you know that this is my favorite week of the year because I absolutely love the chance to get to see so many of you I’ve had the pleasure to work with over the years in...
13 Jul 2015
How to stay connected, participate in, and follow all of the amazing Worldwide Partner Conference 2015 information
This week at Worldwide Partner Conference 2015 in Orlando, we will once again be sharing a virtual wealth of information with you, our valued Microsoft Partners from around the world through keynotes, sessions, social media, blog posts, press releases, and so much more. So how can you possibly keep on...
13 Jul 2015
How You Can “Download All” of the Microsoft eBooks I posted
Ever since I put up my “ I'm Giving Away Millions of FREE eBooks" post, I have once again been receiving a flood of fantastic comments and feedback about the resources, as well as several questions. Here’s a quick FAQ/How-To to help address many of these in one place as a way to make it as easy...
9 Jul 2015
I’m giving away MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks again! Including: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and
Who’s ready for even more FREE Microsoft eBooks??? If you are, then I’m happy to let you know that once again, I am putting up my collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks, User Guides, Deployment Guides, Step-By-Steps, etc. and more here on the blog for all of you to take advantage of and download for FREE...
7 Jul 2015
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
What is in and what is the price of the two new Microsoft Action Pack subscriptions?
Since I put up my ,” 15% off Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design Subscription offer ” post describing how Partners could take advantage of a 15% discount promotional offer for the new Action Pack Development and Design Subscription, I have been starting to see a couple of recurring questions...
6 May 2010
Contest: Office Ultimate, Xbox 360 System, and Xbox 360 helmet giveaway!
So who’s ready for a contest of skill and strategy? As you know, I like to run contests every now and then to keep things interesting and make sure everyone is paying attention. Some past contests have included: FREE prizes and FREE Microsoft Office giveaway in the 09/09/09 follow me contest! ...
1 Apr 2010
15% off Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design Subscription offer
As you have probably heard already, the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription is becoming available in two separate offerings, allowing for the rich set of benefits that each offers be more tailored to the Partner types subscribing to each. Well, for those of you that are interested in the Microsoft...
31 Mar 2010
Visual Studio 2010 Professional - $250 off and get an MSDN Essentials subscription offer
Here is your chance to be among the first to receive Visual Studio 2010 Professional upon it’s release, as well as an offer to help you save some money and get something extra. Right now there is a promotion running for those interested in pre-ordering the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional...
10 Mar 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
Partner Promotion Webcast covering multiple offers – Register today
Yes, we all know that money does not actually grow on trees (it would be great if it did though, wouldn’t it?); however, by taking advantage of any of the several current promotions that Microsoft is offering to its Partners to help their clients save money, it is about as close as you might get. ...
5 Jan 2010
An early announcement: The Big Easy Offer is coming back in January!
R emember in my, “Big announcement coming on New Years Day!” post back on December 18th I mentioned that I was hoping to possibly have a second announcement to make? Well, it turns out that the second announcement is happening and we’re able to make it now instead of having to wait until the 1st...
30 Dec 2009
Big announcement coming on New Years Day!
What better way to start the New Year than with some really good news, like an exciting announcement? Well, come New Years Day, that’s what we’re going to do here on the Blog. :-) How many of you were following my Blog back on January 1st, 2008? If you were, you may recall that...
18 Dec 2009
Several promotions ending December 31st! Use them before they are gone
Yesterday I posted about how you can help your clients get Up to 20% savings on Microsoft Office plus get an upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 included through the “ Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 No Better Time Promotion ,” we have going on right now, but that you should hurry to take advantage...
2 Dec 2009
Up to 20% savings on Microsoft Office plus get an upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 included!
What if I told you that now you can save your clients up to 20% on their Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 purchases and they can receive the upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 when it releases, all included? That’s right, through the “ Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 No Better Time...
1 Dec 2009
Microsoft launches Community Connections – Connecting Partners, customers, and organizations with Windows 7
For those of you that attended SMB Nation in Las Vegas, you may have heard the announcement of Community Connections made by Dave Waldrop, a fantastic opportunity to bring together Microsoft Partners with customers and Local Business Community Organizations interested in learning about Microsoft Windows...
9 Nov 2009
The Big Easy Partner Subsidy Program is back!
I am very happy to be able to let you know that for a limited time, that the Big Easy offer is back in the U.S. and Canada! That’s right, from now through January 2, 2010, when your customers make a qualifying purchase of Microsoft technologies and submit their redemption request, Microsoft will send...
5 Nov 2009
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
Watch the Windows 7 Launch Event Live from New York here online
The wait is over and today marks the day of Windows 7 general availability launch worldwide! Windows 7 has been setting pre-order sales records and getting great reviews from beta testers, Partners, press, analysts, and more and now it is available for everyone. At 8:00 am PST, the live launch...
22 Oct 2009
Win a Windows 7 PC and $7,000 in the 7 Ways To Change The World Competition
To celebrate the launch of Windows 7 we are launching an exciting new online competition today called 7 Ways to Change the World . The premise of this competition is relatively simple: Create a two minute video explaining how you believe a Windows PC could help a nonprofit organization make...
21 Oct 2009
FREE prizes and FREE Microsoft Office giveaway in the 09/09/09 follow me contest!
Here we are on September 9 th of 2009, or 09/09/09, which happens only once every one-hundred years, so I thought we should have some fun with this. Plus, as those of you who read my Blog know, I like to hold contests every now and then to reward those that follow my Blog consistently. So...
9 Sep 2009
Attend a Windows 7 Loadfest for Partners near you & get a FREE copy of Windows 7!
We are rolling out a Windows 7 Loadfest for Partners in 50 cities across the US, and here is your opportunity to participate! In addition, if you attend Microsoft’s Windows 7 partner loadfest events, you will receive a FREE copy of the full product before general availability! At these Partners...
8 Sep 2009
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