Microsoft Australia Partner Training and Accreditation Resources

Staying current and up-to-date with the latest Microsoft products and technologies, and being able to demonstrate your company’s expertise to customers through technical accreditations held by members of your team, is critical for your partner business. Microsoft offers a variety of training resources for technical professionals, and Microsoft Partner Network members have access to additional…

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Benefit for Gold and Silver Partners in Australia at the Microsoft Summit 2017

As Mark mentioned in his announcement blog, We have an exciting new experience for Microsoft Partners in Australia to learn, network and build new opportunities at the Microsoft Summit. One of the local benefits of being a Gold or Silver Partner with Microsoft in Australia is the access to an allocation of pre-paid tickets, see the…

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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? To help you find the assistance you need, the team at Microsoft Australia have created a downloadable Partner 101 guide, covering the most commonly requested support channels and engagement points, all in…


Office 2010 Q&A – Have you got a question? Ask us here

Firstly let me introduce myself. As Channel Marketing Manager at Microsoft, I work closely with our Authorised Distributors to build marketing programs to support our Partners. Our distributors have told us that whilst the launch of Office 2010 opens up a great new opportunity for partners, you’ve got a lot of questions! So we’ve partnered with Synnex…


Switch on the benefits of your Microsoft partnership

Microsoft’s Partner Network benefits empower your business, why not share your experience with other Partners? Leave a post on this blog about your favourite benefit and how it helped your business. If you’re quick, your post could even land you a new Windows Phone 7*!  Click here for more details.

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More Office 365

Following on from Sarah’s post, here are some additional pieces to help you navigate the world of Office 365 Activate Your Internal Usage Rights If you haven’t signed up for Cloud Essentials or Cloud Accelerate to get your 250 internal user right subscription for the E3 plan. What’s the E3 plan? Office Professional Plus Lync…


New Licensing Exam 74-678

  A new exam and certification for Licensing Specialists has been released in 11 languages on Sept 4, 2014. This exam, 74-678: Designing and Providing Microsoft Volume Licensing Solutions to Large Organizations is based on the latest version of our Licensing programs and Product/Cloud Services Licensing features and covers the same scope as current exam…

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How to associate with your organisation’s MPN profile

<Updated 14/10/2016> Ensure your colleagues are associated with your organisation’s MPN profile (AKA MPN ID) – not only will they gain access to the benefits of MPN membership, their certifications will also contribute towards competency attainment. The steps below outline the process for a Primary Program Contact to send association invitations. Whilst there are other…

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New Microsoft Action Pack Announced for Development and Design Partners

With the Action Pack Development and Design subscription, you can increase your Microsoft technology proficiency and develop innovative solutions cost-effectively.  Identify new opportunities and improve sales in the highly profitable small and medium business (SMB) markets. Microsoft Action Pack Development and Design will provide a range of benefits, including: Internal-use, full versions of the latest…

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Rebranding Advanced Competency and Competency to Gold Competency and Silver Competency

Members of the Microsoft Partner Network are Microsoft partners, and beginning in October 2010 you will be eligible to use a new market-facing Microsoft partner logo along with reference to any gold competencies and/or silver competencies you have earned. As an example: Gold competencies and Silver competencies (formerly Advanced Competency and Competency) enable partners to…

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Associate to your organisation – access your benefits

Partnering with Microsoft is the best business decision you can make. Whether you’re a Community member, Action Pack subscriber or Competency partner, the benefits needed to grow your business are at your fingertips (to learn more about the Microsoft Partner Network, including; getting started, benefits and support, read the MPN Quickstart Guide). If your company…

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The new Logo Builder is now online!

  Hi Everyone,   I am really excited to share with you that we have a new Logo Builder Tool.   This new tool is easy and creates logos quickly. Whether you’re a Small Business Specialist, Microsoft Gold or Microsoft Certified partner, it’s never been easier to create your customised logo, showcasing your expertise in the…

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Update on purchasing Office 365 via the Microsoft Online Portal

On 28 March 2014, we announced a delay to availability of Office 365 via the Microsoft Online Portal. Open Licensing through distribution and Electronic Software Delivery was launched on 02 April 2014 and Office 365 continues to be available from Telstra via T-Suite. I’m pleased to announce that from the 29th August 2014, we will…

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