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? To help you find the assistance you need, the team at Microsoft Australia have created a downloadable Partner 101 guide, covering the most commonly requested support channels and engagement points, all in…


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…


Get Rewarded! Build your Azure Skills Today! Xbox Winners

Congratulations to All the Winners of the Get Rewarded! Build your Azure Skills Today! Xbox One Winners. New South Wales Winners Dot Labs Pty Ltd  – Bishoy Demian Independent Consultant – Greg Parsons SMSMT – Svetlana Rokhlin Queensland Winners Computer Alliance –  Joshua Hurn Datacom – Simon Payne Mercury IT – James Heasman South Australia…

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The Future of Partnering in the Channel | Guest post by Tamara Hodkinson - CompTIA

CompTIA is the largest not-for-profit independent IT Channel Trade Association in the world and has set up an IT channel community here in ANZ. Coming into their second year in ANZ, CompTIA are holding their 7th ANZ Channel Community meeting in Sydney on July 20, to explore the topic of ‘The Future of Partnering in…

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Writing a killer submission for Microsoft Partner awards

Lisa Lintern, Communications Strategist and Writer Lisa Lintern, a communications strategist and writer, provided some great hints and tips. “We’re just not sure how to start,” are the words I often hear from businesses when they contact me seeking help for award submissions. Sometimes I can hear they are feeling overwhelmed. Writing your submission for…


Guest Post Tim Sands, Splendid Suggestions: The Splendid Suggestions top 5 marketing sessions at Microsoft Inspire 2017

    Tim Sands Co-Founder & Director Splendid Suggestions   As I’m constantly trying to explain to my wife in Australia, Microsoft Inspire is no mere junket. Sure, there may some “networking” involved, but it’s too far to go and there’s too much to learn to not dive into the world-class sessions on offer. However…

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Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (MAPA) 2017 – not just the product, but everything about the solution!

When it comes to talking about the Microsoft Australia Awards Program, I’m always a little passionate.  As the owner of the program I get the opportunity to ensure every aspect of it is focused on our customers and partners and that fuels my passion. I am absolutely thrilled to announce some changes we are making…

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Guest Post James Kavanagh: ASD certifications boost cloud opportunities for Microsoft partners

  James Kavanagh Chief Technology Officer Microsoft Australia       I am excited to share the news that more than 50 Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services have been added by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) to its Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL). It means Microsoft and our partners now have a hugely expanded…

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Microsoft Australia Partner Awards: Up close and personal with the Transform your Products Award

It seems an unlikely leap that, as Director of the Developer Experience & Evangelism Division of Microsoft Australia, I have become quite passionate about oyster farming. But when you learn about oyster farming through the lens of digital transformation it makes a little more sense. The Yield is an AgTech solution company and an innovative…


Microsoft Certification - The joy I get out of coming to work each day!

  Sarah Arnold  Partner Learning & Development Specialist Microsoft Australia     If you’ve ever thought about certification – now is the time. I think I have the best job at Microsoft as I get to help people skill up and achieve more as they embrace there own digital transformation journey, something I feel like I have been…

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Benefit for Gold and Silver Partners in Australia at the Microsoft Summit 2017

As Mark mentioned in his announcement blog, We have an exciting new experience for Microsoft Partners in Australia to learn, network and build new opportunities at the Microsoft Summit. One of the local benefits of being a Gold or Silver Partner with Microsoft in Australia is the access to an allocation of pre-paid tickets, see the…

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Introducing the Microsoft Summit 2017

  Mark Leigh Director – Small, Midmarket Solutions & Partners Microsoft Australia     At the beginning of the year someone pressed their foot on the digital accelerator and never took it off. Enterprise transformation has really raced ahead through 2017 as organisations of all sizes and in all sectors have embraced technologies such as…