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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
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
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
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
FREE Microsoft eBook: Deployment guide for Microsoft Office 2013
Following the amazing response to my “ Large collection of Free Microsoft eBooks ” post and with all of the excitement around Microsoft Office 2013, I thought I would share with you a newly released FREE Microsoft eBook: Deployment Guide for Microsoft Office 2013 which you can download today. This eBook...
22 Oct 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
Microsoft Office 2010 “How To” Skills Builder Video Series
Are you new to Microsoft Office 2010, or maybe you have been using Microsoft Office 2010 for years and are looking to expand your knowledge and proficiency in using Microsoft Office to do more? Either way, you should check out the free Skills Builder video series from the Microsoft Office Team that provides...
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
Windows 8 Release Preview: Download link, information, resources, and more
As you probably saw/heard, yesterday we made the Windows 8 Release Preview available for download. This milestone marks the final development phase prior to RTM (Release To Manufacturing) and it is wonderful to see all of the excitement out there! I’ll admit it, I was one of the very excited people looking...
1 Jun 2012
Fake Hotmail alerts and support calls. Protect yourself and others!
As I am sure you are well aware, there are many people out there who send bogus emails saying all sorts of things, hoping to get information from you to gain access to your accounts, information, money, etc. I’m putting up this post based on a growing number of fake Hotmail emails I have received (believe...
23 May 2012
Your opportunity to review my performance, because your opinion matters!
As we are now approaching the end of another fiscal year here at Microsoft (I know, hard to believe, isn’t it?!?), I am once again coming to you, the community that I have the sincere pleasure of interacting with each and every day in my current role as Director of Partner Experience here at Microsoft...
16 May 2012
A single list of Microsoft May Security downloads by product
When I posted my A single list of Microsoft April Security downloads by product post here last month, I asked you to provide me input and feedback about whether you found that type of resource helpful. Thank you to all of you that sent in your feedback. Overwhelmingly, the responses I got back were incredibly...
11 May 2012
To be clear, Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) is a requirement, not a benefit of Microsoft the Small Business Specialist Community (SBSC)
After my What are the benefits of the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency? post on Friday, I received some inquiries from current SBSC members saying that the Action Pack benefits were missing under the SBSC column in the chart and should be there because the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription...
7 May 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
Thank you and congratulations to all of the SMB 150
Last month I put up my I’d love your votes in the SMB 150 2012 SMB Awards! Here’s how you can vote post here on the blog after finding out that I had been nominated for this year’s SMB 150 awards, and asked for your vote if you felt my contributions were valuable to you and worthy enough. Now that the...
25 Apr 2012
How to recover that un-saved Microsoft Office Excel, Word, or PowerPoint file you closed before saving
Have you ever started a new Microsoft Office Excel, Word, or PowerPoint file and been getting pretty far along when you accidentally close the document before saving it (or lose power and the computer shuts down, etc.)? Here’s a helpful little tip for any of you out there that happen to find yourself...
20 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
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