Cloud Solutions Partner (CSP) Program Submissions Close This Friday

Since announcing the local submissions process for the Australian partner selection in wave 1 of the Cloud Solutions Provider Program we’ve had a great deal of discussion and dialogue with many of you through the CSP Yammer Group on the Microsoft Australia Partner Yammer Network. As a reminder, submissions close at 5pm AEST this coming…


IDC Partner Profitability Study – Your chance to provide input

At our Worldwide and Australian Partner Conferences this year we provided an update on the IDC study we’ve been running for the past few years to understand “Successful Cloud Partners”. The study has provided us with some great insights into the profitability models in the cloud and, more importantly, what successful partners are doing differently to…


APC Connect is Live !

In the countdown to APC 2014, the digital team here at Microsoft are now live with APC Connect. This year we have significantly re-vamped the digital experience for APC and APC Connect is the place for everything digital at the conference. I’ve been using it for a week or so now and it’s a great…


Surface Pro 3 – Exclusive Offer for APC Attendees

This week sees the availability of the full range of Surface Pro 3 down under. I’ve been lucky enough to have been using one (the Core i5, 8Gb, 256Gb if you’re a details person) for the past few weeks and I’ve got to say it’s so far delivering on the promise of being “the tablet…


Charting new territory at APC

Just over a week to go now until we kick off Australian Partner Conference 2014. We’ve revealed most of the agenda on the website and I hope you’ll agree there are some great speakers and sessions lined up! I’m pleased to make an addition to the agenda today in partnership with CRN – “Charting New…


Why do partners go to APC?

We’re now three weeks out to the start of Australian Partner Conference 2014. Many of you have already registered and I know are excited to get to the Gold Coast, but if you’re not sure or simply haven’t got around to registering yet, I thought I’d share some of the things I value (and I…

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Stephen Elop to deliver APC 2014 Keynote

It’s a week of big announcements in the lead up to Australian Partner Conference in only four weeks time. Following on from unveiling the Microsoft Australia Partner Awards finalists yesterday, today I’m excited to let you know that Stephen Elop will be joining us on the Gold Coast for APC to deliver the opening keynote…


Congratulations to our Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (MAPA) Finalists

We’re only four weeks away from Australian Partner Conference (APC) 2014! Every year one of the highlights of APC is celebrating our Microsoft Australia Partner Award winners – the best of the best and the Microsoft partners who are delivering amazing innovation and solutions to customers across the country. Today I’m pleased to announce the finalists…


Announcing important changes to the Office 365 channel in Australia

Since launching in 2011, Office 365 has gone from strength to strength to become a US$1.5 billion business, and the fastest growing commercial product in Microsoft’s history. Locally, similar trends in the adoption of Office 365 indicate that Australians are embracing this new and always up-to-date cloud service model, which enables them to communicate, share…