Partner with the Microsoft Partner’s Partner

  I’ve spoken often of the incredible passion and innovation in Microsoft’s Partner ecosystem – never is this more evident when two Partners combine to achieve a common goal, delighting customers and achieving outcomes that were otherwise not possible. With this in mind, I’m excited to announce the launch of the New Horizons Australia (NHA)…


Education partners: New status levels for Microsoft Authorised Education Resellers

The Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller (AER) programme is designed to ensure that our partners that work with education customers have been trained and passed tests on our Academic licensing programmes. This is especially important for smaller education customers, where they might choose to buy their licences from a local smaller partner, but will still want…


No-cost SQL Server 2012 Exam Cram (70-463)

All available exam crams are now available on https://partner.microsoft.com/en-au/training     Update your SQL Server skills and prepare for new competency exam requirements with this no-cost SQL Server 2012 Exam Cram (70-463). Over the coming year SQL Server 2008 exams will cease to be eligible for Silver/Gold Data Platform or Silver/Gold Business Intelligence competency attainment….


Preparing For The 74-324 Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses Exam

The introduction of the SMB focused Office 365 exam serves the SMB channel well, as it presents a more realistic set of expectations of technologies that SMB customers will generally utilise versus the content that is covered in the earlier Office 365 deployment and administration exams. The initial Small Business Competency mandatory requirement for someone…


Windows 8–Training Update, November 2012

Welcome Windows 8:  Windows Reimagined! Windows has been reimagined, and the result is a stunning line up of new PCs and tablets which has created an incredible opportunity for partners and customers alike.  Please be sure to check out the latest resources below, and get yourself trained so you can share this amazing release of…


Windows 8 Training Update – First Edition

Welcome Welcome to our first Windows 8 Monthly Training Update! Each month we’ll provide an update on the availability for the latest Windows 8 trainings and readiness to help you get ready for the most important launch in our history. Hot off the press! Be sure to check out the new Partner Readiness Kit which…

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Guest Blogger: Mark O’Shea, Practical MCP Certification Ideas For Your Business Part 1.

Practical MCP Certification Ideas For Your Business Part 1 Due to the requirement changes that the Microsoft Partner Network Silver and Gold competencies have been through over the last few years, there’s been a great a deal of discussion around certification and exam preparation. Most of the time it is aimed at the individuals who…


MS Press special offer – The Microsoft Strategic Competency Recruitment Campaign

As Sarah called out in a recent post there are 11 Gold Competencies that we are actively recruiting for. In order to support your training and readiness efforts to achieve the certification requirements, there is a 20% off and discounted shipping offer running from Woodslane. For full details follow the link. 


June Microsoft Certification Hero…. Kieran Blok!

Congratulations to Kieran Blok the June Microsoft Certification Hero!! Kieran has achieved the following Microsoft Certifications:·         MCP·         MCSE·         MCSA (Charter Member)·         MVP Kieran illustrates how Microsoft certifications have furthered his career, as he states below:“ When I first started my MCSE Certifications, I was a junior consultant for my company. The knowledge that was reinforced…

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May Certification Hero…. Viktor Isakov

Congratulations to Victor Isakov the May Certification Hero!! Victor has achieved the following Microsoft Certifications: Microsoft Certified Master: SQL ServerMicrosoft Certified Architect: SQL Server Victor believes that Microsoft certifications have furthered his career, as he states below: “Certification allows you to differentiate yourself from your peers in an industry where everyone claims to “know everything”…