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…


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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Off and Racing: Marketing hacks to the best marketing content on the Microsoft Partner Network

Microsoft Partner Network is home to a truck load of content and resources – save time writing copy, designing artwork from scratch and leverage pre made copy blocks, web graphics & marketing assets available for all Partners within the network.  These resources are intended to support Microsoft Partners in customer marketing and sales activities, the modular content was created for easy…

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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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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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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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From cloud cottage to cloud castle, cash in on your cloud success

  Life in the cloud can be a life of luxury, but when building an empire, water vapour will only get you so far – fortify your castle with the tools and resources available exclusively to Microsoft Partners. Those of you who’ve kept up with Sophie’s posts on partner profitability, Sarah’s posts on partner readiness,…

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Competencies are a Partner’s best friend – attainment checklist

    Everybody loves a meta-stable allotrope of carbon, but why settle for two carats when you can have the whole mine? Take your business from rocks to diamonds with a Microsoft Partner Network competency. Use this handy competency attainment checklist to make your attainment a breeze. Before getting started, you’ll need; Microsoft Partner Network…

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Your unfair cloud advantage – Competency

  Partnering with Microsoft allows you to deliver innovative products and services, access new markets and generate more customers. In combination with the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) – it’s the best business decision you can make. A closer look at Competencies Saving the best for last, today I close out the series with an overview…

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