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  • Blog Post: Windows Phone discount program for partners now includes monthly specials

    Last year at Worldwide Partner Conference 2011, we announced the launch of the Windows Phone discount program for our partners that had earned a competency within the Microsoft Partner Network . Through this special discount offer, Microsoft partners who currently hold at least one competency may be...
  • Blog Post: 5 for 1 Exam Pass offer from Microsoft!

    Here’s a fantastic new offer that we are going to kick off at WPC designed to help you get the certifications you want and need!  Many of you already know that each year at WPC we kick off new things, share exciting news, and provide a ton of valuable pieces of information and resources to you,...
  • Blog Post: Just announced: Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 in Los Angeles, CA

    Here you go, WPC fans!  For those of you who are always wondering, “Where is the next Worldwide Partner Conference going to be?” you question for 2011 has been answered this morning.  Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles posted a press release this morning making the announcement that...
  • Blog Post: Who would have guessed?

    In just a few short months, we’ll once again be at Worldwide Partner Conference (#WPC10), this time in Washington, D.C.  One of the great opportunities that Worldwide Partner Conference provides is not only the chance to meet up with peers that you have not had the chance to see in some time (sometimes...
  • Blog Post: Only one week left to submit your WPC 2010 Award nominations!

    Tick, tock, tick, tock…  Hear that?  That is the sound of your final few days ticking away!  Back in February, I put up my, “ Submit your nominations for WPC 2010 awards today ” post here on the Blog, letting you know that once again, the time had come to submit your nominations for WPC...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 Awards submission deadline extended to April 9th

    Last month I put up a post letting you know that the time had come to submit your nominations for WPC 2010 awards today .   In that post I also included links to the submission page, descriptions of the various awards, contest rules, submission tips, FAQs, and more.  Also included in there...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 Registration is Now Open! Info and details for you.

    The time has come and registration for Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2010 in Washington D.C. is now open!  For those of you familiar with WPC, you know that this is the annual event where thousands of Microsoft Partners from all around the world come together in a single location with...
  • Blog Post: Submit your nominations for WPC 2010 awards today

    The time has come to start submitting your nominations for this year’s WPC 2010 Award winners, and yes, this means you!  As in past years, the WPC 2010 Awards winners will be chosen from those nominations submitted to us and the nomination process  open now until April 2, 2010.  Now just...
  • Blog Post: The end of my 10 years at Microsoft

    It’s hard to believe it’s over.  Ten years ago, the very first day of the new millennium, I made the switch from being the owner of a Microsoft Partner company to join Microsoft as an employee in their Midwest area headquarters in Downers Grove, IL.  This decision came as somewhat of a surprise...
  • Blog Post: Check out the new Microsoft Partner Network Community website!

    A couple years back, we introduced the Digital WPC site, providing a way for Partners around the world to join us for our WPC07 in Denver. The feedback was fantastic from Partners, so we have expanded it each year since. Now, Digital WPC makes a new transformation to bring you even more great information...
  • Blog Post: A new Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) Portal experience is coming soon. Give us your input.

    A new Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) Portal experience is coming soon, and we’d like to hear your questions and comments about the changes! As Allison Watson mentioned during WPC 2009 , all of us in the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group are focused on enhancing the partner experience.  We are working...
  • Blog Post: VERY Important! CSAT Requirement For Gold Certified Partners Starting in October

    If you are a Gold Certified Partner or on the path to becoming one, you NEED TO READ this! On day one of Worldwide Partner Conference 09 this year, Allison Watson announced the new Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) and gave Partners from around the world a glimpse into some of the very exciting things...
  • Blog Post: Watch WPC09 Sessions Via Video and Download Presentations Though DigitalWPC Today

    Earlier this morning, I posted about Partner Resources From WPC09 that you can be utilizing today in your business and building into your plans moving forward.  Well, another resource that many Partners have been asking about is the ability to view many of the sessions from WPC09 on demand. ...
  • Blog Post: Partner Resources From WPC09 – Are you using them yet?

    Here we are, a few weeks post-WPC09.  Most of us have settled back into our daily routines and are working each day to drive more business for our respective companies.  Many of you brought back notes, ideas, and more from WPC09 with plans to do many things with them; however, often times,...
  • Blog Post: Requirements to run Windows 7

    Coming off of Worldwide Partner Conference last week, the buzz and excitement around Windows 7 continues to grow more and more!  It is very exciting to see all of this excitement expanding as we move closer and closer to the final release of Windows 7.  One of the questions I have seen floating...
  • Blog Post: Playing For Change – An Inspirational Story To Share

    I share this with you, in the hopes that when you finish reading it, you will want to share it with others and spread the word about this amazing movement. For those of you who know me or have followed my Blog for any amount of time, you know that I try to use my Blog to bring information to you that...
  • Blog Post: Have you found any of the #WPC09 prizes yet?

    This morning I posted about A New Contest @WPC09 For Today and the way we’d run it today.  The question now is, how are you doing in finding the prizes?  Just to share the fun out a little, here are a few snapshots of some of the prizes in their spots as they were placed, just before I posted...
  • Blog Post: A New Contest @WPC09 For Today

    Over the past few days, I have been running the “ Contest for FREE STUFF – Just for fun and introducing yourself ” where the object was for you to track me down and introduce yourself, and you could win prizes for doing so.  The key to it was, you had to keep up with the clues I was leaving on my...
  • Blog Post: Agenda for #WPC09 today, Wednesday, July 15th

    For all of you @WPC09 this week, here’s a quick overview of the agenda for Wednesday, in case you didn’t look it up on Digital WPC : AGENDA 7:00am – 6:00pm Registration Hours 7:00am – 6:00pm Schedule Meetings using WPC Connect on www.digitalwpc.com 7:00am – 8:15am Breakfast 8:30am – 11:00am Vision Keynotes...
  • Blog Post: Keynote kicking off at Worldwide Partner Conference 09

    Here at WPC09, the keynotes are just now kicking off.  I put up the full agenda for today earlier, but now it is time to get the day started by hearing from: Allison Watson , Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft Bob Muglia , President, Server and Tools Business, Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office 2010 Hits Major Milestone and Enters Technical Preview

    Back in June, I put up my, “ Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview – How you can get it ,” post here on the Blog, talking about how you can sign up to be considered for the Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview.  I also mentioned that we would be announcing when the beginning of the Technical...
  • Blog Post: Agenda for #WPC09 today, Tuesday, July 14th

    For all of you @WPC09 this week, here’s a quick overview of the agenda for Tuesday, in case you didn’t look it up on Digital WPC : Just a quick reminder, my Contest for FREE STUFF is being continued today (Tuesday).  Have you found me yet?  I will be giving out some free clues on where I am...
  • Blog Post: Let’s do it again! Contest for FREE STUFF – Just for fun and introducing yourself

    This morning kicked off the Contest for FREE STUFF – Just for fun and introducing yourself for Partners here at WPC09 and it was a lot of fun getting to meet and talk with Partners I both knew and had never met before!  After I reloaded today with prizes, I still had people tracking me down at the...
  • Blog Post: FREE STUFF Contest Hint

    Last week, I put up the post about the Contest for FREE STUFF – Just for fun and introducing yourself that I was going to kick off this morning.  Then last night, I posted via my Twitter account that I would be providing some hints about how to find me this morning via Twitter.  So, here is...
  • Blog Post: Agenda for #WPC09 today, Monday, July 13th

    For all of you @WPC09 this week, here’s a quick overview of the agenda for Monday, in case you didn’t look it up on Digital WPC : Just a quick reminder, my Contest for FREE STUFF kicks off this morning (Monday). Have you found me yet? Who knows, I may even be giving out some free clues on where I...
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