Getting started with building or extending a Managed Service practice in Australia

We recently announced the new Managed Services Provider Hub, which provides guidance and resources for building your business by adding managed services to your cloud offering and generating a new revenue stream opportunity. Quick Links Visit the Hub Download the Managed Service Provider Guide Review the Research Study The Managed Services Provider Hub has three sections: Get…

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It’s official Australia Partner Conference 2016 tickets now available

Every year, APC continues to grow bigger, better, smarter. And this year we’re working extra hard to create a gathering like no other.  You’ll experience an event where technology and opportunity intersect. And you’ll be at the heart of where business is done and new business begins. It’s hard to define why APC is so…


Let the games begin !

  SMB Highflyers returns again this year for your chance to WIN one of 16 exclusive prize packages to Australia Partner Conference on the Gold Coast 5th – 8th September 2016. To ensure you have the best opportunity to win, all Australian resellers have been allocated into 3 tiers based on historical sales performance. Start earning…


What’s Next for your Business ? Need Help ?

Can you believe we are 3 months in to the newest program for Microsoft Partners looking for help and direction on building their business for the future. With over 4000 individuals across Australia and New Zealand now registered for the program we are really building momentum, This program has been built based on the feedback…


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…


What’s in store at this year’s Australia Partner Conference?

Plans for APC 2016 are well and truly underway. But before I delve into what’s in store for you at the Gold Coast from the 5 – 8 September, I’d like to revisit something I discussed at last year’s conference. During my opening keynote, I talked about the IDC and their prediction that the Australian…


Marketing a profit centre – Is that possible?

Revenue marketing is something that CEOs have begged for and marketers dreamed about for years, but the inability to track customers all the way from media through to purchase meant that it has often been nothing but a pipedream.  This is becoming more and more achievable with the web tracking and automation tools available to…


Dynamics AX and Azure put the spotlight on partner innovation

It’s always really satisfying to be able to share news and that’s why I’m particularly excited to reveal that today we’re ushering in a new world for ERP with the release of our flagship Dynamics AX for Australian customers and partners. The enterprise class ERP business application, completely architected on and for Microsoft Azure, brings…


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…