Need 1:1 help earning a Microsoft Partner Network Cloud Competency?

The Cloud Enablement Desk now supports Partners in attaining Silver AND Gold cloud competencies. Fantastic news for those looking to go the next level! Cloud competencies are the perfect way for Microsoft Partners to accelerate growth in the cloud – providing invaluable benefits across software, support, marketing and more.   Need a helping hand meeting…

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Day Nine of Microsoft Partner Learning Series: Technical Pre-Sales and Advisory Services (The Gift of Support)

“Nine Wombats Working”? I’ll admit to having limited interaction with Australia’s least glamorous native animal, but unless the task at hand is waddling or digging, chances are, this is a gift you’ll want to keep the receipt for. Let me save you the burden of gifts-in-need-of-exchange. Instead, my gift is that of support – in…


Holidays coming up? 5 things to do before you go on leave

  Like an unstoppable force of nature, the festive season is rapidly approaching – bringing a barrage of good times, great food and better company. Even if your non-denominational New Years break isn’t quite like this, the last thing your want greeting you on your return is the news your email’s down (did you remember to renew the…

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Azure IUR SkyKick Cloud Backup – free for Microsoft Partners!

  Microsoft Partner Network members at the Action Pack or Competency level all receive USD $100 monthly Azure credit as a Core benefit. Those of you with the Silver or Gold Cloud Platform Competency are eligible for an additional credit boost of USD $6,000 and $12,000 respectively.     That’s a fair chunk of credit…

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From Cloud Cottage to Cloud Castle – renovations and extensions

  At launch, the Cloud Performance Competencies represented a significant shift in the way Microsoft rewarded the success of top performing cloud partners. Available at Silver for no cost, Gold at a reduced fee, with proven cloud performance as the primary eligibility requirement and jam packed with exclusive benefits – they provided partners with all…

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You gotta fight, for your right, to… productivity?

  In 1986, seminal punk/hip-hop group the Beastie Boys issued fans a call to arms to fight for their right to party. Now all grown up, it’s not inconceivable that the remaining members’ priorities have changed to something more… productive. Fortunately, Microsoft Partner Network members need not fight for this right, with Internal Use Rights…

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Support Your Cloud Habit

  Developing a profitable cloud practice won’t happen overnight, for many existing Partners it involves a significant rethink of how they structure their business. But for those that have begun the journey (or those that are already there) – the results can be downright euphoric. With new sales, presales and technical support offerings from the…

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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)…

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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)…

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Set Yourself Fee! The Bean Counter’s guide to Microsoft Partner Network membership

  I’ve mentioned before that the Microsoft Partner Network’s (MPN) greatest strength – the ability to support and develop the world’s most diverse and innovative partner ecosystem – can also be our Achilles heel. This, to an extent, is also evident in the fee structure. Fortunately that needn’t be the case, read on to learn…

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