Next Up – Lift your skills, lead the pack

Think about this, 72% of employers use IT Certification as a requirement for certain jobs. And if you already have that job? Reports say certification is one of the fastest ways to get a raise. Start down the path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Specialist and get all the plusses accreditation brings. We’ll help you…

Find support and connect with Microsoft Australia – Partner 101

Looking for Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) membership support? What about pre-sales assistance to deliver your first cloud deal? Maybe you’re looking to connect with Microsoft? When speaking to Partners, I come across these enquiries with alarming regularity. To help you find the assistance you need, the team at Microsoft Australia have created the Partner 101…

Looking for a contact within Microsoft Australia

I wanted to share with you my top tips for Partners engaging with Microsoft Australia; The sheer size of Microsoft and the range of our product offerings means that sometimes it can be frustrating trying to work out how you get connected directly to the Microsoft team. The good news is that we’re here to help…

Creating Trust in Your Executive Team

Executive teams are challenging to recruit, lead and manage. You want excellent leaders who are also team players. Figureheads who have the common touch. Individuals bold enough to take risks, yet sensible enough not to put their foot in it with the press. When I’m working with executive teams to overcome business challenges, what often…


Introducing Microsoft badges for Microsoft Certified Professionals

Microsoft Certified Professionals who achieve certain certifications or pass selected exams are now awarded Microsoft Certification badges. These web-enabled badges let technical professionals in your partner organisation share their expertise with customers Learn more about Microsoft Certification Badges Give yourself an advantage with a Microsoft Exam replay Certification overview


How to find your own IP

In the technology community we deal in IP every day, and lawyers become very wealthy off the back of ongoing patent wars, but there’s another type of IP that would help us all to be more successful if we understood it better: the unique way in which we each do business. It’s one of the…


Digital transformation in Australia and what it means for our partnership

I hope Satya Nadella’s recent visit to Australia has you excited about what the future holds for our industry and what we – with a combination of Microsoft’s platforms and your solutions – can collectively achieve. If you’ve been tracking the extensive press coverage of Satya’s visit, you’ll know he’s very focused on digital transformation…


November / December 2016 Edition – Hot Sheet Partner Training Schedule

Welcome to the Australia Hot Sheet Training Schedule, for November / December. This is a comprehensive schedule of Australia partner training, webcasts, community calls, and office hours. We will update this post frequently, as we learn about new offerings, so you can plan. We hope this will help you and your team skill up on…


How to build a sales force with an Ironman attitude

How to build a sales force with an Ironman attitude An Ironman event comprises of a 3.8 km swim, 180 km on a bike and a 42.2km run. Written like that, it’s a straightforward statement, but to complete one requires commitment and the right attitude. What’s described above is the same as what goes on in…


Learn Analytics @ Microsoft presents: Microsoft R for Analysts and Analysing data with SQL R-Services

Overview: Microsoft R Server (MRS) for Analysts is designed to help analyst’s familiar with other environments migrate their knowledge of data preparation and analysis to Microsoft R Server. This 3-day training course takes a use-case-based approach to walk through the knowledge discovery and data mining process using MRS in a local compute context (on a…


Developing Cloud Solutions with Azure Training Course

This five-day training course is designed to introduce students to developing cloud based applications using Microsoft Azure and the Azure .NET SDK. This course covers key compute technologies such as virtual machines, cloud services, and App Services, as well as teaches how to build a developer environment and compose new applications using platform-as-a-service (PaaS) components….


Certification News: Your Microsoft badges are coming soon!

Did you achieve these certifications or pass these exams before October 21, 2016? We announced Microsoft certification badges on October 19, we let you know your badges will come a little later. Good news: “later” turned out to be sooner than expected! Beginning November 11, we will issue badges retroactively to those who earned the afore-mentioned Microsoft credentials….