Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Have a great Christmas holidays and Happy New Year!  I’m signing off now until the New Year… see you in 2008. Why not “Elf yourself” at courtesty of OfficeMax Elf Yourself.  Click on the image above to see me in action 🙂


Innovation Day Slides Available

As promised, further to my Innovation Days posting the slides have been posted here.


SQL Server 2008 JumpStart training

The registration of the Partner Jumpstart event has now been opened.  Jumpstart is happening one week prior to Tech Ready and is a superset of the Upgrade Your Skills course that will be rolled out to the partners. Who should attend? CPLSs that have signed up to deliver the Upgrade Your Skills course broadly, Jumpstart…


My New Delicate Genius T-Shirt

I was privileged to receive a Delicate Genius T-shirt from the Delicate Genius himself last week.  As promised Michael, here I am showing off my new wardrobe 🙂 Thanks!


MarketingSherpa Offer Now Available to all Certified and Gold Certified Partners

This is a great resource and covers some great articles including: Special Report: Viral Marketing 2006 – Benchmark Data, Practical Tips & Biggest Change How to Use Geotargeting to Find Your Best Customers – 5 Strategies & Pitfalls to Avoid How to Market Yourself & Your Company on Facebook – 11 Steps & Strategies We…


How to become a new Microsoft Partner

If you are interested in becoming a new Microsoft Partner, this posting may help. If you are an Independent Software Vendor (or ISV, see below for definition) and would like to launch a new product based on Microsoft technology, the Empower program is for you. We have re-vamped the previous enrolment process and incorporated the…


Silverlight to power Jackass 2.5

Later this month, Blockbuster will premiere the first full-length feature film, Jackass 2.5, directly to online audiences on Windows and Mac using Microsoft Silverlight.  The movie will be free, for anyone in the US, 17 or older, courtesy of Blockbuster at beginning December 19th through December 31st, 2007 This marks a transformational shift in…


Positive changes to the Open XML standard

Brian Jones blogged recently about the latest round of proposed changes to the Open XML standard.  If you read the status report released by TC45 you’ll see that there have been some pretty significant changes proposed so far, and you’ll see more are on the way. Here’s a link to the TC45 report: Here’s…


10 Coolest Features in Windows Server 2008

Good article on the top 10 features in the new Windows Server… almost all of which are directly beneficial to hosters. Technorati Tags: Software + Services, ServerWatch, Windows Server 2008


Innovate On Windows Mobile Site Launched

Innovate On Windows Mobile provides targeted tools, support, and training to help ISVs develop and market their mobile applications more quickly and efficiently. By enrolling, ISVs gain access to exclusive benefits, such as free test vouchers and technical support, and the information they need to certify, test, and sell their mobile solutions. Visit for…