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Welcome to Day 3 at Worldwide Partner Conference 2014! Some things to know…
Welcome to Day 3 of Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 in Washington, D.C.! Today we start the day off again with a series of keynotes, including Satya Nadella, followed by a full day of sessions and meetings. If you are not here with us at WPC 2014, remember that you can participate and follow along...
16 Jul 2014
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
How to stay connected, participate in, and follow all of the amazing Worldwide Partner Conference information
This week at Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 in Washington, D.C., 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...
14 Jul 2014
Over 1 Million FREE Microsoft eBooks Given Away in 2 days! (and soon to be 2 MILLION!)
When I put my first free eBook post on my blog a couple years ago, people thought I was crazy for wanting to give away one million total books. Sure enough, we did it. Then last year I issued the statement I wanted to give away one million more in ONE WEEK. People thought I had completely lost it then...
10 Jul 2014
Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and much m
FREE Microsoft eBooks! Who doesn’t love FREE Microsoft eBooks? Well, for the past few years, I’ve provided posts containing almost 150 FREE Microsoft eBooks and my readers, new and existing, have loved these posts so much that they downloaded over 3.5 Million free eBooks as of last June, including over...
7 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
Beware of this Facebook “Your messages will be deleted” email scam
Did you receive an email from “Facebook” recently telling you “You haven't been to Facebook for a few days, and a lot happened while you were away. Your messages will be deleted in a few days?” In fact it looks like this (this is a screenshot of the one I just received): If you did, or if you do, DO...
9 May 2014
Today is Safer Internet Day – Do 1 Thing. Information, resources, and more.
Over the years, I have shared several tips on how to help protect yourself and your online privacy here on my blog, so with today, February 11, 2014, being Safer Internet Day, I wanted to once again make you aware of some information and resources you can use. Microsoft is a long-standing supporter of...
11 Feb 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
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
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
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
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
Beware! Fake Fed-Ex shipping phishing scam (and others)
If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you know that from time to time I will share out some information about different scams floating around that I see or read about, etc. in order to help make sure you are aware of them and are protecting yourselves from them, such as: Beware: “Account Info Change...
26 Feb 2013
Beware: “Account Info Change” Phishing Scam
Here is a quick reminder of the importance to ensure you are CLOSELY reading your emails and the links included in them BEFORE you click on them. This weekend I received an email with the subject “Updated Information” that said it is from “Account Info Change.” Here is an image of the mail itself: Click...
17 Dec 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
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
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 June 2012 Security Bulletin and security webcast info posted
This week, Microsoft posted the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2012, which includes updates for products such as Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Dynamics AX, and .Net Framework. This summary includes the following Bulletin IDs: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-036...
13 Jun 2012
Change your LinkedIn password now, and other tips to help stay safe online and in social media
Just this week alone, millions of LinkedIn passwords have been compromised along with 1.5 million eHarmony passwords and passwords from Last.fm . Was yours? Based on these recent events and ongoing learnings from the world of online and social media, I am sharing some suggestions on must do’s right now...
8 Jun 2012
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