The ultimate APC 2016 guide for SMB Partners

With only a week until the stage is set  – we wanted to share what’s on at APC for any partner that wants to build their SMB business over the next 12 months in partnership with Microsoft. Here are our topic picks across the 4 days; Monday: Welcome Keynote and MAPA Awards (5- 6:30 pm)…


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…


Guest blog: The shifting B2B marketing landscape – then v.s Now

This blog provides some insights into just some of the content being presented during the Modern Marketing track at APC 2016. Read the article in full here and be sure to check out the track for content to keep your marketing relevant and up-to-date. As we know, savvy, self-educating buyers, social media and ever-advancing technology have…


September 2016 Edition – Hot Sheet Partner Training Schedule

Welcome to the Australia Hot Sheet Training Schedule, for September. 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 ahead.  We hope this will help you and your team skill up on the…


Guest blog: Resourcing your marketing function: the WHO and HOW

The Modern Marketing track at APC will cover an array of exciting and relevant topics that every Business Leader and Marketer should be aware of including content, social media, strategy, resourcing and analytics. This blog is a summary of the article on Mogrify’s website which is focused on the session “To hire or not to…


What’s on the must see list for Partners selling into education at APC

The Education Team at Microsoft thought we’d have a good long look at the agenda, and pull out the critical sessions that we think will be invaluable to Microsoft partners who sell into Education – both for this year’s sales, and longer term strategy. We have built a proposed agenda for any partner that wants…


Road to APC: rhipe embraces the Spotify and Netflix models to deliver cloud consumption

The calibre of companies which have been named as finalists in the Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (MAPA) has never been higher. These are businesses that are deeply engaged in the digital transformation initiatives of their customers, and are contributing more broadly to the innovation fabric of Australia. In this story we meet rhipe, which is…


Road to APC: MOQdigital dives deep into digital and learns from experience

In this week’s ‘Road to APC’ partner profile series, we take a closer look at MOQdigital who was named Australian Country Partner of the Year who is deeply engaged in the digital transformation initiatives of their customers, and are contributing more broadly to the innovation fabric of Australia. Each engagement in a vertical sector provides…


NEXT UP — Get a leg up on your future with a Microsoft Office 365 Certification

Earning any kind of specialist certification is a great way to stand out from the crowd, whether you’re looking for a new challenge, a new job, or a way to make yourself more valuable to your current employer. With the growing importance of the cloud, Microsoft Office 365 is a must-have certification for anyone looking…


NEXT UP — Calling Aspiring Microsoft Azure Specialists!

Earning any kind of specialist certification is a great way to stand out from the crowd, whether you’re looking for a new challenge, a new job, or a way to make yourself more valuable to your current employer. With the growing importance of the cloud, Microsoft Azure is a must-have certification for anyone looking to…