March Training Events – Business Anywhere

Next month I’ll be delivering the following events in three locations around Australia. Good news for SMB partners is the Enterprise Mobility Suite has been added to the official content, so if you are looking for an introduction to that, this would be a place great to start. Learn to build and deliver solutions that…


SMB Partner Training Coming In February

As an SMB partner, staying on top of the ever growing range of products and technologies that Microsoft offers can be challenging, and the ModernBiz series of training events aims to cover a variety of different topics during the course of a day, but also covers an extended range of technologies over the entire event…


More Information On The Modern Biz Technical Series Training

Sarah just posted the summaries and dates for each delivery, below you will find more details on each of the sessions to identify which ones are most appropriate for your business. Attendees of these events will receive access to private Yammer groups with additional resources to help them learn more about the topics covered, as…


Interview: Jason Reading on Winning the Australian Small Business Solutions Partner of the Year in 2009

With only two days left to submit your Partner of the Year award entry, I thought it a great opportunity to inspire you by asking last year’s Small Business Solutions Partner of the Year winner about his experience… PARTNER:  Jason Reading of Comcity Technology (shown second from left, accepting the award at last year’s Australian Partner…


Are you the Microsoft Australia Small Business Partner of the Year?

Potentially you could be – but unless you submit an entry, we’ll never know!  HURRY – SUBMISSIONS CLOSE SOON! “This is only going to inspire our team to continue to build industry leading solutions for a market segment we’re passionate about – because we are a small business too.” – Managing Director, Evolve IT Australia, Winner 2007….


SMB Community Events in Australia – Registration now Open

Wayne Small, Dean Calvert & Stuart Applegate (SBS MVPs) have been working hard and are pleased to offer you community events around the country.  Microsoft are sending two members from the Corporate SMB/SBS team to Australia in June, who, along with Jeff Middleton, will educate SMB Partners on how to better migrate SBS servers.  Please register for this event and…


Update Your Solution Profile Today!

Hi Partners, Update your Solution Profile Today! Solution Finder is switching to Pinpoint –  the new, improved technology marketplace helping you connect your applications and services with business customers. Australia’s Pinpoint is launching soon, but you can browse the US Pinpoint here and get excited about what is to come!   To make sure your…


Internet Explorer 8 is the safest version yet

Hi Partners, Cyber criminals continue to rely on deceptive social engineering attacks to prey on unsuspecting web users. And the threat is constantly evolving. To counter it, Internet Explorer 8 includes new security features that offer an unrivalled level of protection in independent tests.                                                                                                 For example, Internet Explorer 8 uses a Phishing Filter to…


Microsoft Business Building Sessions are coming…. SAVE THE DATE

Hi Partners, Microsoft Business Building Sessions is coming…… are you ready??       If you are an ISV/ SMB Microsoft Partner, save the following dates:   Date Location Thursday 18th March Brisbane Friday 19th March Melbourne Monday 22nd March Adelaide Wednesday 24th March Perth Tuesday 30th March Sydney   Perth Microsoft Business Building Session…


Global Relationship Survey – March and April

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the partner experience, Microsoft will be conducting our regular Global Relationship Survey throughout March and April.   In the next few weeks, it is possible that you will be invited to participate in the survey by our certified research vendor – IPSOS. If you use a spam…