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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
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
I’d love your vote again this year in the 2013 SMB 150 Awards
It’s that time of year again, the voting for the 2013 SMB 150 is here. Last year, I had the honor to be nominated for and selected as a member of the SMB 150 , an award that honors individuals who have made a significant impact on the worldwide small and medium business (SMB) channel. Well, I was very...
2 Jan 2013
Windows SBS 2011 through SPLA: Answers to “What to order now?”
This past week, I received questions from a couple partners regarding their current clients who are licensed for Windows SBS 2011 through the Services Provider License Agreement ( SPLA) and what should they order now and for how long. After conveying the information back to them, I received a simple...
17 Dec 2012
Recommended Small Business Scenarios with Windows Server 2012 Guide Available for Download
Back at Worldwide Partner Conference, several of us from Microsoft sat in a room with our SMB PALs from around the world and discussed small business server solutions moving forward with the arrival of Windows Server 2012 Standard and Windows Server 2012 Essentials. One of the asks from the partner community...
27 Nov 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
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 Small Business Competency is here! Plus a $999 special (~46% discount!) promotional offer and more competency details!
I am extremely happy to share with all of you that the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency is now available! In addition to this very exciting news that I know many of you have been waiting anxiously for, we have continued to have conversations with and listened to feedback from you,...
15 Jun 2012
What are the benefits of the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency?
As you know, I have been sharing several pieces of information here on my blog about the upcoming Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency which launches in June. What has been fantastic is the amount of feedback all of you have been sharing with me through the blog, though email, in online...
4 May 2012
Some additional information, a Q&A, on the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency
Last week I put up the What are the requirements to earn the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency? post here on the blog to bring you more information about what the actual requirements are to attain the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency when it launches in June. There...
2 May 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
Details on the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency announced
At the beginning of March, we officially announced the Small Business Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network . If you looked at the comments from that post, you also saw that I said, “We will announce more program details in April,” in response to questions I received over the the Small Business...
17 Apr 2012
The Big Easy Offer extended in Canada through May 31st, so be sure to get your money!
Recently, I let you all know about the Big Easy Offer and how to participate in it in my Money, money, money! Are you claiming yours through the Big Easy offer? post. One thing I called out in the post, to help avoid confusion, is the fact that the Big Easy 8.0 offer page states that only the U.S. offer...
10 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
Help! What/where are the key Microsoft partner social media connection points?
Last night, I received an online ping via social media from The VAR Guy (@TheVARGuy ) asking for a little direction and assistance from a social media perspective when it comes to navigating and following the information coming out of Microsoft. After all, I don’t think you will find many people that...
27 Mar 2012
Windows Small Business Server 2011 TechNet Virtual Labs Available To You Online, plus more Small Business Server 2011 resources
Shortly after I put up my SharePoint Server 2010 MSDN Virtual Labs Available To You Online, plus more SharePoint 2010 resources post here on the blog, I started to get input and feedback from partners not only about that post specifically, but also requests for insights to other available virtual lab...
13 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
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
Microsoft Partner Info V 2.0 now available for Android devices
Just before Worldwide Partner Conference a few weeks ago, I announced the Version 2.0 of the Microsoft Partner Info app for Windows Phone was releasing with several new categories of information as well as a new interface: Microsoft Partner Info V. 2.0 is here with WPC app integration and more! In that...
29 Jul 2011
Microsoft Partner Info V. 2.0 is here with WPC app integration and more!
Here is some exciting news for all of the partners out there. Today the new version 2.0 of the Microsoft Partner Information mobile app released into the Windows Phone Marketplace and it brings with it a bunch of new enhancements, many based off your direct input and feedback, as well as some features...
10 Jul 2011
Product teams and more come to the Microsoft Partner Information Mobile App in v. 1.3 today!
Today, the v. 1.3 release of the Microsoft Partner Information Mobile App will be coming to Windows Phone and Android users around the world, and it brings with it some very exciting new additions! (If you’re an iPhone owner and want the Microsoft Partner Info app, you might want to tell Apple! ) Here...
13 Jun 2011
Do you want to see product feeds included in the Microsoft Partner Info mobile app? Let me know here!
Earlier this week, I announced the launch of the new Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App , available to partners around the world to bring information, resources, and more directly to them right on their phones. In that announcement, I mentioned that the launch version did not include any product team...
26 May 2011
Some of the top information you may have missed
As I have mentioned here in the past, I look to share information with partners across a variety of platforms, some of which include: my Blog , my Twitter account , and my LinkedIn account . Through these various communications, I often share links to a variety of resources, information, downloads, and...
9 May 2011
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