LicenseWise Updates

As of March 31, Microsoft LicenseWise for Volume Licensing includes support for the Microsoft ISV Royalty Licensing Program.


Microsoft Learning launches up to 80% off exams to help you up-skill!

We have taken off up to 80% off the price of exams for any Microsoft Certified Professional who has not attained a new Microsoft Certification Credential since July 1, 2007. From now until June 30, 2009 Microsoft Certified Professionals are eligible for a Microsoft Certification exam at a special price of US$25. Get up-skilled in…


Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Software in MAPS

Sign up or renew your subscription so you don’t miss out. Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) is scheduled to include Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate upon release to manufacturing (RTM). Windows 7 Professional is built specifically with the needs of the smaller company in mind, and has powerful networking, mobility, and security capabilities…


Marketing Help for Small Business Specialist

At last years Tech-Ed Small Business Specialist Pre-Day run by Robbie Upcroft, I had the chance to talk to a large number of you. The feedback you gave me was that you wanted help promoting your business to potential customers.  To celebrate the relaunch of Microsoft’s Find a Partner Customer Tool, we’re giving your business…


Virtualization Solutions competency

The Virtualization Solutions competency is launching later in 2009. Attaining this competency assures that partners have the skills to build their virtualization practice based on solutions like Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V technology, Microsoft System Centre Virtual Machine Manager 2008, Microsoft application virtualization, Microsoft enterprise desktop virtualization, or Microsoft virtual desktop infrastructure. To find out more…


Special Licensing Solutions Competency Update

“Certified for Success” Offer:  Extended to June 30, 2009! Discounted MCP exam vouchers good for the new Licensing MCP exams (70-671 & 70-672).  Open to ALL partners. All vouchers for this offer have just been extended for use through June 30, 2009.   Meaning, any partner who requested a voucher through this offer between January 2009…


New Re-enrolment Requirement for Gold Certified Partners

I would just like to remind all the Gold Partners reading my blog that starting in October 2009, Microsoft partners re-enrolling at the Gold Certified level will need to have participated in CSAT (or Metrics that Matter for CPLS partners) and have received at least 10 survey responses. Timelines: Partners re-enrolling starting in October 2009…


Drive your business with Volume Licensing by Robbie Upcroft

Want to maximise your revenue and build stronger customer relationships? Then join us in our upcoming Volume Licensing Webinar on Thursday 15 May from 10.30am until 11.00am EST. Here you can learn how to grow your profits whilst adding value to your customers. Find out how you can participate in this Volume License Live Meeting…


Windows Vista® Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now here and it represents a great opportunity for businesses to move forward by Robbie Upcroft

We have incorporated feedback received from customers who have worked with Windows Vista in the field as well as from automated tools that have captured information on applications and events, the result is an update that covers security and performance patches and added capabilities to make the environment more manageable and robust. You’re also invited…