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Microsoft Office 2010 Beta available for download – Announced at PDC09 today!

Earlier this year, we announced the Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview program for testers to participate in and since then, a popular topic and question has been, “When will the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta be available for download?”  Well, the answer to that question has been announced and that answer is NOW!  Today at the… Read more

What desktop operating systems qualify for the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade through Volume Licensing?

A short while ago, I put up my, “What versions of Windows qualify for the Windows 7 Retail Box upgrade?” post here on the blog and received this follow-up question shortly afterwards, “Ok, I see what qualifies for the Retail Box Windows 7 Upgrade, but what about the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade through Volume Licensing?”… Read more

Exchange Server 2010 announced today – Resources and information for Partners

Today at Tech-Ed Europe 2009, Stephen Elop announced the launch of Exchange Server 2010, which is a very exciting offering for customers and Partners around the world. On the Microsoft Partner Portal, we have a collection of information at resources for our Microsoft Partners on the Exchange Server 2010 page, including: Three steps to Partner… Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2 training course for developers on Channel 9 today

Today, Channel 9 launches the Windows Server 2008 R2 Training Course for Developers.  Channel 9 has always been about giving Developers insight into new Microsoft platform technologies.  The Channel 9 Learning Center extends that objective with self-paced learning experiences.  Windows Server 2008 R2, “Not your average R2!” Explore this significant Windows Server release via a… Read more

Microsoft launches Community Connections – Connecting Partners, customers, and organizations with Windows 7

For those of you that attended SMB Nation in Las Vegas, you may have heard the announcement of Community Connections made by Dave Waldrop, a fantastic opportunity to bring together Microsoft Partners with customers and Local Business Community Organizations interested in learning about Microsoft Windows 7, with a very exciting offer to bring it together…. Read more

Support for Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2 coming

Just a quick update for you about a topic that some of you have raised.  In case you did not see it, the Microsoft Exchange Team announced earlier this week that based on the feedback we have received, the decision has been made to create and issue an update for Exchange 2007 enabling full support… Read more

The Big Easy Partner Subsidy Program is back!

I am very happy to be able to let you know that for a limited time, that the Big Easy offer is back in the U.S. and Canada! That’s right, from now through January 2, 2010, when your customers make a qualifying purchase of Microsoft technologies and submit their redemption request, Microsoft will send the… Read more

Check out the new Microsoft Partner Network Community website!

A couple years back, we introduced the Digital WPC site, providing a way for Partners around the world to join us for our WPC07 in Denver. The feedback was fantastic from Partners, so we have expanded it each year since. Now, Digital WPC makes a new transformation to bring you even more great information, resources,… Read more

The New MSN Homepage with the best of Bing, social network access and more

Today we launched a significant redesign of MSN to bring you a much better, richer, and easier experience with the information that is most interesting to you.  The new MSN homepage offers a fresh new look that brings the best of Bing, the latest news and entertainment and instant access to social networks and comprehensive… Read more

Microsoft expands Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) coverage and cuts prices!

Access to technology and cost savings are topics that are very important to customers everywhere and the announcement by Microsoft’s Online Services Team yesterday helps serve up a lot of both of these for Partners and customers!  When we first announced the availability of BPOS as a solution available to bring Microsoft technology to customers… Read more