Happy New Year!

On behalf of the whole team at Microsoft – we hope you have a Happy New Year and that it heralds the start of a prosperous and successful 2010.  Regards, Sarah Theiss


Windows Azure for Microsoft Partners

From Steve Clayton’s blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/stevecla01/archive/2009/12/21/windows-azure-for-microsoft-partners.aspx I think 2010 is going to be a big year for cloud computing and the Windows Azure Platform. It’s what I expect to spend a lot of my year working on – helping get the message out to our international sales force on hopefully seeing both developer and business adoption….


Following up a question from Perth Innovation Days…

Q. does messenger support federation (like the Dolly site?) A. if you use the LiveID libraries, then yes – http://dev.live.com/liveid/.  Specific details on Federation – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc287610.aspx.  Messenger toolkit is all client side so there is no need for federation.  


The Volume License Service Centre Tool is online

        As part of an ongoing effort to improve the customer licensing experience, Microsoft recently upgraded three web sites: Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center; Volume Licensing Contract Manager, our contract management portal; and a specific channel partner site (Explore.MS) that helps partners provide services to their customers.  In standard systems testing, we encountered an issue…


Check out the NEW LicenseWise tool – including ISV Royalty Licensing now….

Microsoft® LicenseWise is a one-stop shop that can help Microsoft Partners recommend Microsoft product and Volume Licensing solutions for customers, optimize the sales process, and build new revenue opportunities. Partners can also use LicenseWise to save them time in effectively creating accurate quotes that are customized to customers’ needs, helping to save them money.  …


Microsoft LicenseWise Update

Hi All, I would like to update you on one of your benefits within the Microsoft Partner Network, it is called Microsoft LicenseWise and it is a one-stop shop that can help you recommend Microsoft product and Volume Licensing solutions for your customers, optimise the sales process, and build new revenue opportunities. You can also…


Want to win an HTC HD2 Windows Phone?

The HTC HD2 is launching in January 2010 – it’s HTC’s most exciting Windows Phone, featuring a massive 4.3″ capacitive touch screen. To celebrate, Windows phone will be giving away five complimentary Windows Phones*.To enter, you simply need to register your interest and tell us in 25 words or less how the HTC HD2 will…


Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Centre (VLSC) Update

The Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Centre is currently undergoing maintenance as part of a series of enhancements to improve the licensing management experience for partners and customers. Our goal is for the site to be available on Wednesday, December 16, 2009. Microsoft is upgrading the online experience based on partner and customer feedback, which will…


Introducing the New Core Infrastructure Competencies

We’ve designed the new Partner Network competencies to showcase your skills and align with how your customers buy. That’s why the recently launched Core Infrastructure competencies—Desktop Platform, Server Platform, and Systems Management—will help you build a more profitable practice and deepen your customer relationships. And when you add the Virtualization and Security competencies, you have…


No Better Time

What do Fish, Greyhounds, Bubble Boy and Master Chief from Halo have in common? These four ingredients mixed into the witches brew will turn your business into a trumped up Rambo, trumped in the sense that your business won’t need to rely solely on brawn. Microsoft have a ‘No Better Time’ campaign, which is aimed…