Microsoft Software Services / Hosting / SPLA Partners

We have the opportunity to hold two training sessions in Australia but need your prompt feedback to gauge interest and hence justify efforts to bring them to you. 1) System Centre for Hosting Partners, 3 days – November 23-25: this will provide hands on training on the deployment of System Centre Operations Manager, Config Manager,…


TOP VAR Money Tree

Hi Partners, Ever dreamt of growing your own personal Money Tree? You thought they didn’t exist right?   Well, if you have sold over $10,000 of Open Licenses in the past 12 months, you qualify as a Microsoft top value Added Reseller (TOP VAR). By becoming a TOP VAR you are able to plant your…


Microsoft LicenseWise Version 5.0

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


Buy Australian Software Catalogue – will your software be listed?

Promote your business at no cost AIIA are joining forces with Microsoft, to promote the capability of the Australian software industry.  The “Buy Australian Software” catalogue will be a showcase for local and international customers wanting Windows 7 compatible software.  This catalogue provides a fantastic opportunity for Australian ISVs to promote their products to a national…


What to do now Windows 7 has launched…

Thank you to everyone who was involved in yesterdays Windows 7 launch and thank you to those Partners who hosted there own launch parties.  I have had a chat to a few Partners today and they have told me that there is a lot of enthusiasm out in the market place. What To Do Next …


How did you celebrate the launch of Windows 7?

I was lucky enough to host my own Windows 7 Party with family and friends on Sunday, yesterday I was at one of our Distributers celebrating, I think i ate seven cakes! (and one to many green slushies) Microsoft celebrating… 1)CFO Chris Liddell rang the NASDAQ bell from Redmond Thursday morning, opening the market on…


SMB Mini Campaign- Time is Running Out

Hi Partners, Windows 7 has arrived! Send in your stories of who braved the weather last night to be the first in line to receive the much anticipated Windows 7. Microsoft are throwing Power Lunches for SMB partners. There are still spaces available in Sydney and Brisbane next week… Don’t miss out! The Power Lunches…


Do you meet the new requirements to re-enrol as a Gold Certified Partner?

Is your anniversary date in January, February, or March? The current survey period (October 1st through December 14th) is your last chance to survey your customers and meet your re-enrolment requirement.   You must receive at least ten completed surveys during the survey period in which you participate—up to eight survey responses can be from the…


The Microsoft Store – Is it true??

Many articles and blogs have talked about Microsoft entering the retail market through it’s own flagship stores for some time now. I recently came across this article on the ‘GIZMODO’ site (posted 24th Jul 09) See article here.. You can view the entire presentation on the right hand side of the article. What do you…