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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…