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Happy New Year 2015 wishes for you all and a sincere Thank You from all of us at Microsoft

Happy2015_EL_Sm Happy New Year, everyone, and welcome to 2015! As we say, “good-bye,” to 2014 and usher in 2015, I want to take a few moments to once again reach out to all of our partners around the world and say, “Thank you,” to all of you for your partnership this past year and for all of the amazing work you do as Microsoft partners each and every day to change the world through helping others get the most from technology in their personal and professional lives. Having the opportunity to work with all of you, not only this past year but throughout the years, continues to be not only a true pleasure of my job but also an honor and privilege every day.

In continuing with the tradition I started here on my blog several years ago, I am once again sharing with all of you some words of thanks and holiday wishes from several of the leaders from across Microsoft for you, our Microsoft partners here in the U.S. and around the world. As in past years, this year’s videos come from leaders from our Corporate Headquarters, from our Worldwide team, and from our U.S. team.

I would also like to once again offer my personal thanks to each of the leaders who participated in this year’s videos. Each of them set aside time in their busy schedules to record these specifically to share with you here. As you can see, at Microsoft, we love our partners and your partnership means a lot to us. Below you can view the full compilation of video messages they have each shared or click on the various links below to view the specific videos for each of the leaders.

Happy New Years Wishes To You From Microsoft

Individual Happy New Years wishes to you from leaders across Microsoft, many of whom you have seen included in previous year’s posts, and some new faces joining the post here for 2015:

Kevin Turner
Chief Operating Officer

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Phil Sorgen
Corp. Vice President
Worldwide Partner Channel

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Judson Althoff
President – Microsoft North America

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Vahe Torossian
Corp. Vice President
Worldwide SMS&P

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David Willis
Corp. Vice President

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Jenni Flinders
Vice President
U.S. Partner Strategy & Programs

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Jennifer Heard
Vice President
Worldwide Corp. Accts & Partner Sales

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Cindy Bates
Vice President
U.S. Small & Medium Business

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Gavriella Schuster
General Manager
Worldwide Microsoft Partner Network

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Sherry Willman
General Manager
US SMS&P National Sales Organization

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Gene Buckley
General Manager
U.S. Partner East Region

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As I have noted in past New Year’s posts, yes I am aware that for many of you this post is going live prior to the actual New Year’s hour in your location. The reason I am putting this post up early (in our time zones) is once again to coordinate with the earlier time zones that are reaching the New Year, 2015, before us. After all, we are a worldwide organization and there are Microsoft partners located around the entire world, so it only seemed right to post it in time to be available for all of our Microsoft partners as they too cross over into 2015. Besides, it’s never too early to say, “Thank you,” and to pass along good wishes. Smile Also, to answer a question I have received from some of you that have followed me online for several years, yes, I will once again be sending out my Happy New Year’s wishes to the various time zones as 2015 gets issued in around the world through my Twitter account as in past years so no one gets left out.

Thank you again for another incredible year in 2014 together and I look forward to another phenomenal year in 2015, building the joint success of Microsoft and our partners together!

Happy New Year to you, your families, and loved ones, wherever you are around the world.

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