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A bunch of exciting Nokia Windows Phone news yesterday. Information and resources for you.

As many of you probably already know, Stephen Elop, Nokia President and CEO, introduced the new Windows Phones from Nokia yesterday morning at Nokia World, and there has been a bunch of information, blogs, tweets, press releases, etc. since then. Maybe you’ve been online and following all of the excitement; however, I know not everyone… Read more

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.5 Beta Now Available

Looking to simplify your cloud migration planning? If so, you will want to check out the newly released Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 Beta. This new version of the MAP Toolkit brings several new features to help you in your cloud migration planning, including: Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track Onboarding – Provides consolidation guidance… Read more

Check out the expanded Microsoft Partner Exam Academy, including Messaging and Communications competency training.

You may recall back on August 15th when we announced the Microsoft Partner Exam Academy: Announcing Microsoft Partner Exam Academy which is a resource designed for our partners to connect you with preparation materials (including free and for-fee) you need to get yourself ready for the Microsoft certification exams. Since that initial rollout of the… Read more

How to save 40% on dozens of Microsoft certification practice exams today

As you know, Microsoft provides a bunch of training and learning resources for our partners to help them achieve the skills and competencies that are right for their businesses, as well as those that they are looking to add into their portfolio. One such example of these resources is the Partner Exam Academy, which helps… Read more

Welcome the next release of Windows Intune, available today! Information and resources for you.

Back in March of this year, we announced the general availability of Windows Intune in 35 countries around the world. Then in July of this year, we announced the beta version availability of the next update to the Windows Intune service. Well, today, we are proud to announce the general availability of that next release… Read more

How to successfully sell Microsoft Office 365 web series

Are you looking to get started with or increase your current Microsoft Office 365 business? If so, we have an online training series that we are offering for partners to help you get started and build your Microsoft Office 365 practice. Plus, this series is being offered via the web, so you can attend right… Read more

Woohoo! We’re pleased to announce the Microsoft acquisition of Skype has closed.

This is truly an exciting day! You may recall the announcement back on May 10th of Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype. Well just moments ago, the official announcement was made that the Microsoft acquisition of Skype has closed! With this exciting announcement, I thought I’d put up a quick post here to help connect you with… Read more

Where do those questions and the feedback come from?

Yesterday I was asked a (rather ironic) question by a partner that I thought was a perfect topic to put up here in case any of you are wondering the same. The question went like this: “I subscribe to your blog and have seen several of your posts talk about the subject coming from a… Read more

Looking to provide refurbished PCs? What you need to know about the Microsoft Refurbisher Program

On the way home from an offsite meeting yesterday afternoon, I had a voicemail from a colleague of mine here at Microsoft that I used to work with quite a bit when I was back in our Midwest District on the U.S. Team saying that he has a partner looking to get into refurbishing PCs… Read more