Important reminder: 2 weeks until opt in for datacentre move closes

A really important reminder for all partners with customers here in Australia. Please ensure you check that your customers have requested to move your Office 365  service to the Australian datacentres, if your service was originally setup elsewhere. The deadline for requests is Monday 31st October 2016, and after that time you will have missed your chance…

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Microsoft announces expansion for HoloLens in Australia

Blog post attributed to: Tina Flammer, Windows & Devices Group, Microsoft Australia I am thrilled to announce an important milestone for Microsoft HoloLens and the mixed reality journey we are on at Microsoft. Starting at 9pm today, HoloLens is available to purchase (pre-order today, not available to purchase until November) in Australia and we are…

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Momentum: New Indirect partners join Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program

I am excited to announce our intention to appoint new Indirect Partners in Australia covering our Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. This increase in the number of wholesale partners in Australia will provide greater access to the benefits of the public cloud for all partners as well as delivering some new scenarios for the use…


What is the impact of the Microsoft Partner Community?

Here at Microsoft Australia we are incredibly proud of our partner ecosystem and the role you all play in helping our customers have great experiences with Microsoft products and services. In 2014 we conducted our very first impact study which provided great insight into the contribution Microsoft has on the Australian economy, 2 years on…


What you need to know about evolving MPN competencies for Microsoft Partners

As announced today by Gavriella Schuster, we are streamlining our competency portfolio based on customer demands for cloud solutions and to help partners build and demonstrate technical expertise in cloud. Visit the new MPN Evolution Competency Guide where you can utilise the guided experience to learn more about the best competency path for you, participation requirements…


Looking for a contact within Microsoft Australia

I wanted to share with you my top tips for Partners engaging with Microsoft Australia; The sheer size of Microsoft and the range of our product offerings means that sometimes it can be frustrating trying to work out how you get connected directly to the Microsoft team. The good news is that we’re here to help…


Claudia McIntosh appointed as new Partner Sales Lead for Small, Mid-market Solutions and Partners (SMS&P)

  I am very pleased to announce today that Claudia McIntosh has been appointed as the new Partner Sales Lead for Small Mid-Market Solutions and Partners, effective 1 April, 2016 replacing Dean Swan. Claudia joins the Partner Sales team from the Corporate Accounts business where she has led the Territory Managed Sales team for the…


Announcing our expanded Australian Surface channel

Today I am excited to announce another significant expansion to our channel strategy to meet the overwhelming demand for Surface devices in Australia, giving more partners the opportunity to sell Surface. The global expansion was first announced at WPC last year and we’ve been working hard to develop the expansion model here in Australia and are…


Digital Partner of Record – Back to Basics

Earlier this year, we enabled a new online capability, Digital Partner of Record (DPOR), which offers your customers a simple way to designate you as the Partner of Record for the subscriptions you are actively managing for customers for Office 365, CRM Online, Intune, Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), and Azure. Why is Digital Partner of Record important…


Place matters. Culture matters. Experimentation matters. Three key ingredients for promoting innovation in Australia

In 2014, we launched Joined-Up Innovation: Making the right connections across Australia’s innovation ecosystem to support our future growth and international competitiveness. That report looked at the elements that make up Australia’s innovation ecosystem including researchers, start-ups, larger businesses, investors and governments. However, it also found many of these groups were operating in silos so…

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