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…


Partner Next | Office 365 | Feb 2017 Product updates

Find out what’s new for Microsoft partners building on and selling Office 365. The local Australia team have picked the top articles released over the past months to get you up to speed and connect you to resources that help you build and sustain our cloud business. The new Office.com gets first major update We’re now…

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What really made all those sales happen?

When you have a great sales month (and once your sales people have finished taking the plaudits), do you ever dig deeper to find out what really made all those sales happen? If you do, then you probably don’t need to read any further. If you don’t, then let’s have a look at why you…

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Utilising insight to create differentiated solution offerings – which partners are doing it well in Australia

Digital Transformation has become a strategic imperative for most CEOs , with those at the vanguard adopting technology to solve existing business problems in new ways. This presents partners with an opportunity to sell new services and solutions to non-traditional buyers, with the prospect of being able to create annuity revenue streams. However, to achieve this,…

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From one tech to another – Experiential learning is key

Igor Izotov Cloud Solution Architect Microsoft Australia   “Where are you from?” That’s the question I’m often asked when people meet me. While my name offers a clue, it’s my accent that leaves people scratching their head. Despite leaving my homeland only five years ago, the way I speak has evolved into a melting pot…

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Sales and Marketing Training – Digital Transformation by Industry courses

We are pleased to announce the new Microsoft: Digital Transformation by Industry courses.   These courses provide participants with an insider-look at the most up-to-date industry trends & opportunities for disruption.  Top experts will share what’s most often keeping their customers up and night, where they see the markets moving, and how customers weigh their options…

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January 2017 Edition – Hot Sheet Partner Training Schedule

Welcome to the Australia Hot Sheet Training Schedule, for the New Year. 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…

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Microsoft Inspire: We’re on the road to Washington, DC!

Now that it’s the New Year, our planning for the annual Microsoft partner business and sales conference moves to the top priority. While we’ve given, our worldwide partner conference a new name Microsoft Inspire the things that make this event a must-attend for our most engaged, top-selling, solution-oriented partners remain the same. Come to Microsoft…

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From one tech to another – Step into the playground of fun

  Michael Friedrich Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect Microsoft Australia Personal Blog   They say the apple never falls far from the tree, which is probably why my nine-year old son Riley is passionate about robotic Lego. I can honestly say he plays with his robotic Lego set every day, and interestingly he doesn’t like to…

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Best way to promote your partnership with Microsoft

Can I? Can’t I? One of the top questions we get is about whether or not you can use the Microsoft corporate or a Microsoft product logo. There are a very few instances where you may use the corporate logo without a license, and you must always have an express written trademark license to use a Microsoft…


The numbers don’t lie. 9 facts that prove IT Certification works.

Without hesitation, most organisations understand the value of knowledge. It can help attract and retain exceptional talent; it can jimmy open doors to new opportunities; it can add lustre to a company’s reputation. All true. All powerful. But for those of us working in IT, we need something a bit more substantial; empirical proof; hard…