Why GDPR is a $3.5 billion business opportunity

  There’s a huge regulatory change just around the corner. And with it comes a $3.5 billion business opportunity. Two-thirds of Australian companies that know they’re affected expect to make significant changes. But half aren’t even sure they need to comply.   What is it? Europe’s landmark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).   Part of…


Microsoft partners play critical role in transforming national computing fabric with Microsoft’s Azure Australia Central

Today is a very exciting day for all of us here at Microsoft as we officially launch the Azure Australia Central Regions in Canberra. This launch will make Microsoft Australia the undisputed leader of digital transformation, by serving the needs of government, critical infrastructure, and their suppliers.   Microsoft partners play a critical role in…


Understanding the importance of Digital Partner of Record (DPOR)

Microsoft Digital Partner of Record (DPOR) 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 to you? This is the only way we can…


Accelerating the Partner-led Digital Transformation of Australian Government with new Microsoft Azure Regions

Last month at Microsoft Inspire, we saw examples of the power of our partner ecosystem in driving the digital transformation of healthcare, government and education. In Australia, thousands of Microsoft partners develop technology solutions for the public sector, they support the operations of government, they employ tens of thousands of staff and they contribute to…


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…