Great Saving on Exam requirements for Silver Business Intelligence Competency!

Enrolling in the Business Intelligence competency means that you can: Grow your organization’s market share by delivering BI solutions at a lower cost than other solution providers Help your customers build more effective business strategies, and drive services revenue—by taking advantage of the technology investments your customers already have. Capitalise on opportunities to cross-sell Microsoft…


Partner Exam Academy your one-stop exam shop

Partner Exam Academy is a one-stop shop where partners can get training to prepare for Microsoft Certification exams with a choice of no-cost training in the PLC where available, or through our Learning Solutions Partners for partners who prefer training in their geo in local language.  The latest competency to join the Academy is Portals…


Set Your Business Apart with Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design

Achieve business sustainability in a competitive marketplace with access to the latest software, technical support, and training. Microsoft Action pack Development and Design includes these resources in one ready-to-use package, to help you develop, design, and test new solutions, so you can stay ahead of the competition. You can also explore additional subscription opportunities and…


Small Business Specialist Requirements

I have had a few questions lately asking me about the requirements to become a Small Business Specialist. To qualify as a Small Business Specialist, you must have proven expertise in marketing, selling, planning and building solutions for small businesses. If you are an active member of the Microsoft Partner Network who meets the requirements,…


Splitting of Unified Communications Competency

In response to your feedback and industry trends, the Unified Communications competency will be split in October 2011 into two separate competencies: the Messaging competency and the Communications competency. Review the Evolution of the Unified Communications Competency Guide for competency transition details.


Virtualization Jump Start

For IT professionals with experience working with Microsoft Hyper-V Server who are ready to validate their skills, the Virtualization Jump Start program helps you gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to pass Microsoft Certification Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization. This fabulous offer is US $99 for the 1-day online Jumpstart, including the…


AIIA national board elections

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)’s online election for the 2011 Board of Directors is now open. Microsoft Australia’s Managing Director Pip Marlow is a candidate for the Board. If you are a full member of the AIIA please consider voting for Pip when you cast your vote. Voting will close at 4.00pm (AEDT) Friday…


Benefit Extension period ends 31 October 2011

With the benefit extension expiring, as of November 1, 2011, partners have to transition to Microsoft Partner Network branding with the associated earned software licenses by Competency. To help you with your logos for your business, we have the online Logo Builder tool available to all partners that makes it easy to create and download…