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…


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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Microsoft Dynamics AX – built for the cloud

Overnight we released further details about the newest release of our enterprise resource planning solution Microsoft Dynamics AX (previously known as “AX7”) including general availability in the first quarter of calendar year 2016.  A public preview will be available for both Microsoft Partners and customers in early December. Hear some feedback from other Microsoft Partners. The official…

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New Azure partners join Cloud Solution Provider program

It’s hard to believe that it has only been around 13 months since we unveiled our two Azure data centres in Australia and here we are announcing the next wave of partners in our expanded 1-Tier Cloud Solution Provider Program. The success of Microsoft Azure is testament to both the work and enthusiasm of our partners…

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Meet the First Strategic IoT Partners in Australia

In today’s announcement of the key strategic relationships Microsoft has formed with Partners around the Internet of Things (IoT), Lee Hickin said it’s like “in some small way living through history” and I couldn’t agree more. It’s great to see another wave of Australian partner innovation coming to life! There has been a fundamental shift in enterprise models…

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Responding to customer cloud demand with three new Cloud Services Resellers (SPLAR)

In support of our WW Channel Strategy for cloud services, today we are announcing our intention to appoint three additional Cloud Services Resellers (CSR) with proven, global track records in driving Microsoft cloud revenue across the public, private and hybrid cloud. These appointments will create additional capacity focused on the partner hosted model under the…

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 – general availability announced today!

Today we announced the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 with new capabilities in mobility, business insights, and cloud services, as well as deeper interoperability with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Office 365.  With these new capabilities you can help your small and mid-size business customers: Enable mobile workers on any device with new…

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Key Insights from Australia Partner Conference

A few weeks ago we were thrilled to welcome Phil Sorgen our Corporate Vice President for the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft to the Gold Coast for the 2015 Australia Partner Conference. Phil has just published a blog post outlining some of his key insights and learnings from the 3 days in Australia along with…

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