Find support and connect with Microsoft Australia – Partner 101

Looking for Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) membership support? What about pre-sales assistance to deliver your first cloud deal? Maybe you’re looking to connect with Microsoft? To help you find the assistance you need, the team at Microsoft Australia have created a downloadable Partner 101 guide, covering the most commonly requested support channels and engagement points, all in…


Microsoft Australia Partner Awards 2016 – Only 3 business days left to get in your submission

Next week on Monday 16 May at 11.59pm AEST, 2016 Microsoft Australia Partner Awards submissions close. You still have time to write and submit a winning entry. And here’s why. MAPA’s aren’t won on revenue. They’re truly about innovation and solutions. So if you’ve worked on a project you’re passionate about, it could redefine your business. Watch this…


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…


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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I’ve just attained my first Microsoft Competency – what next?

  So you’ve made the step up to the Microsoft Partner elite? Maybe to one of the updated Cloud Performance Competencies? Did you take advantage of our no-cost, in person and online training? Wherever you landed and however you got there – congratulations! You’re exactly where you need to be. Don’t give the dust time…

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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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