Authenticate your skills, unlock your opportunities and a chance to win an Xbox with Next Up Exam Camps (Registration Close May 12)

This is an exciting time to get certified, Microsoft has recently revamped and launched brand new certification paths to reflect today’s cloud-focused jobs, helping you to get hired, get ahead, be productive faster, and to receive the recognition you deserve. Certifications give you a professional edge by providing globally recognised industry endorsed evidence of skills…

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Partner Next | Office 365 | Feb 2017 Product updates

Find out what’s new for Microsoft partners building on and selling Office 365. The local Australia team have picked the top articles released over the past months to get you up to speed and connect you to resources that help you build and sustain our cloud business. The new Office.com gets first major update We’re now…

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What makes a moment ? Behind the scenes with Marketing at Microsoft Australia

My name is Nicole Robinson  and I am the Product Marketing Manager for Microsoft Office in the consumer segment. When I started my role almost 3 years ago, I never imagined that I’d launch a marketing campaign about flavoured bubbles to sell Microsoft Office. Or that we’d actually create the flavoured bubbles. And a real-life…


Looking to share your great stories with Microsoft ? Introducing Partner Story book for Office 365

Partner Story Book is a place for Microsoft Partners to share their Office 365 success stories and learn from each other how to build and grow a thriving Office 365 practice. Whether your business is transitioning to a cloud model, or you are already delivering cloud solutions, the Partner Story Book community can help you…

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Two ways your customers can modernise their comms

I saw a question on the Partner Yammer community a few weeks ago about simple ways to improve internal communications for a partner’s customer. That got me thinking about how we communicate at Microsoft and what partners can learn from how we use the technology ourselves. So if you’re looking to either improve your own internal…

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You gotta fight, for your right, to... productivity?

  In 1986, seminal punk/hip-hop group the Beastie Boys issued fans a call to arms to fight for their right to party. Now all grown up, it’s not inconceivable that the remaining members’ priorities have changed to something more… productive. Fortunately, Microsoft Partner Network members need not fight for this right, with Internal Use Rights…

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Support Your Cloud Habit

  Developing a profitable cloud practice won’t happen overnight, for many existing Partners it involves a significant rethink of how they structure their business. But for those that have begun the journey (or those that are already there) – the results can be downright euphoric. With new sales, presales and technical support offerings from the…

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Ingram Micro and rhipe are the newest members of Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider Program

At Microsoft, we believe that creating Australia’s most complete cloud is about more than just technology. It needs an elite cloud ecosystem created by the amazing partners that we work with every day. To meet the growing demand for our cloud-based solutions, it is essential that we continue to evolve our partner programs and licensing…

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Rethinking sales compensation models for cloud services

In my previous blog posts I’ve talked about the importance of thinking differently about your approach to sales in terms of building a volume engine to drive packaged and targeted offerings and considering the different conversations your sales team need to have outside the IT organisation. This can mean hiring different skills into your organisation…

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Why aren't you on Office 365 yet?

  For most canines, the term “eating your own dogfood” is often followed by salivation and the wagging of tails. Human responses aren’t normally quite so Pavlovian… But what if your dog food was more Wagyu Beef Tataki and less tinned-gelatinous-meat-substitute? What if your Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) membership included dog food for not just…

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