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  • Blog Post: Who are the top influencers? Final week to vote…

    For all of you in the SMB market, you know that “community” and “peers"are a very important part of what you do and one of the key ways that information gets shared, questions get answered, and ideas are brought to life. Because of this, knowing who the key influencers are in this space is a very...
  • 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: Officially announced: Small Business Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network

    Here is some very exciting news for all of our partners that focus on the small business segment. Today, Julie Bennani made the official announcement of a Small Business Competency coming to the Microsoft Partner Network, with a launch date of June, 2012! (You can read Julie’s post in her blog in the...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: New mobility competency benefits + Windows Phone hardware and service plan discounts for partners

    For those of you that were at Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 with us in Los Angeles, you may have heard the exciting announcements that were made for our partners that obtain or have the Mobility competency as well as for all partners with competencies in regards to Windows Phone hardware and service...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Congratulations to all of the U.S. FY11 SMB Partner Awards winners!

    The FY11 U.S. SMB Partner Award winners from the East Region, Central Region, and West Region were announced on July 13th at an exclusive SMB Awards Reception at the Rivera Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles during our 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference. Cindy Bates ( @Cindy_Bates ), Vice President of...
  • Blog Post: Final week to take advantage of the WPC11 Competency Exam Pack offer

    The week before Worldwide Partner Conference 2011, I put up my Up to 40% savings with the Worldwide Partner Conference Competency Exam Pack offer post here on the blog telling you about a very exciting offer for all attendees of WPC 11. Through the WPC11 Competency Exam Pack offer, All employees of partner...
  • Blog Post: Another year of connecting with fantastic people at WPC11! Thank you!

    Before Worldwide Partner Conference 2011, I put up my Looking forward to meeting you and adding some more faces here at WPC11 post showing some samples of pictures I had captured with attendees in prior years at Worldwide Partner Conference and that that this year would be no different. Well, throughout...
  • Blog Post: Did you miss any of the MPN Live webcasts from WPC11? No worries, watch them here.

    This year at Worldwide Partner Conference, we launched the very first “MPN Live” series, which brought you live webcasts from the floor at WPC11. These sessions included a Microsoft host for the session as well as partner and analyst guest speakers, including some joining us remotely via Skype from around...
  • Blog Post: WPC 11 Day 3 – My recap of information for you

    Day 3 here at Worldwide Partner Conference brought with it the always popular Kevin Turner, a “bringing it all together” with Jon Roskill, and this year’s fantastic guest speaker, Sir Richard Branson. All in all, in my opinion, a great way to kick off the third day here at WPC11. This day also brought...
  • Blog Post: Day 4 at Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 – Things to know

    What a week it has been! Hard to believe that here we are at the beginning of Day 4, the final day, of Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011. I don’t know about you, but this week has absolutely flown by. Then again, this is my favorite week of the entire year, and you know what they say, “Time...
  • Blog Post: Day 3 at Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 – Things to know

    Here we are at the beginning of Day 3 of Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011. I don’t know about you, but I thought yesterday was a great look into some of the great solutions available today and some more on the way, not to mention some of those really cool demos! In case you missed it, I posted...
  • Blog Post: WPC 11 Day 2 – The momentum continues! My recap of information for you

    Well WPC 11 day 2 picked up right where day 1 left off, with tons of fantastic energy and excitement, then added a bunch of eye catching demos, attention grabbing statistics, some exciting announcements, and even more. To help make sure that all of you, whether you are joining us in person or virtually...
  • Blog Post: Day 2 at Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 – Things to know

    Welcome to Day 2 of Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011. What an amazing day yesterday was to kick off the conference! In case you missed it, I posted up a recap last night: WPC 11 Day one – What a start! Here’s some of the great things from WPC 11 day one for you… Be sure to check it out and...
  • Blog Post: WPC 11 Day one – What a start! Here’s some of the great things from WPC 11 day one for you…

    Day one of the 2011 Worldwide Partner Conference is now behind us and what a start to the conference it was! This year more than ever, not only can the attendees who are joining us here live be a part of the excitement but also partners around the world can join in on numerous parts of WPC11 online as...
  • Blog Post: Day 1 at Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 – Things to know

    Welcome to the official day 1 here at Microsoft Partner Conference 2011! We are so excited to have all of you here with us in this record-breaking crowd we have joining us here in Los Angeles, as well as the partners around the world joining us online and through social media. Since we are kicking off...
  • Blog Post: How you can win the Microsoft Office 365 Mini Cooper S at WPC11

    Earlier today, I sent out the tweet below  which included a picture of a pretty cool looking Mini Cooper S all decked out in Microsoft Office 365 designed theme that one lucky Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 attendee is going to win:   Well, shortly after that, I started to receive questions...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Worldwide Partner Conference, WPC11, and social media

    At WPC 11 in Los Angeles this year, social media will play an even bigger role than it has in any prior Worldwide Partner Conference, which is very exciting. Add on top of that a record number of WPC attendees, and we’re talking about a fantastic opportunity for partners who are there in person, and...
  • Blog Post: Looking forward to meeting you and adding some more faces here at WPC11

    Can you believe we are just a few days away from WPC 11?!!? In case you haven’t seen, we have passed the 15,000 registered attendee mark which makes this a record-setting Worldwide Partner Conference attendance!! Speaking of records, not only is it the largest attendance we’ve had, but do any of you...
  • Blog Post: Up to 40% savings with the Worldwide Partner Conference Competency Exam Pack offer

    We are less than a week away from this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference and the excitement level here is running at all-time high levels! To kick up the excitement level even more, we are happy to announce a special offer for all of the almost 15,000 (yes, that says 15,000!!! Woohoo!) attendees of...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Microsoft Office 365 availability in 40 countries worldwide! Information and resources for you.

    This morning in New York, we held a live event with Steve Ballmer where we announced that Microsoft Office 365 has reached the General Availability milestone, meaning it is now readily available in 40 countries and 20 languages around the world. It was fantastic to see the incredible amount of buzz and...
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