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Happy New Year and thank you for a great 2010, from all of us to all of you!

It is hard to believe, but another year is coming to an end.  While 2010 seemed to fly by, what a great year it has been, filled with wonderful successes by our partners, amazing new technology offerings being announced and released, fantastic partner events and meetings (like Worldwide Partner Conference 2010), and so much more! … Read more

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you!

Twas the night before Christmas, when all across the net, people scurry to find presents, and other things they did forget. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. Parents everywhere panic, to find a Kinect to put in there. On Twitter and Facebook and eBay they look, Some even turn to that old… Read more

The Microsoft Partner Network: Gold Competencies & Silver Competencies–Part 1: Branding

On November 1st, Microsoft launched the Microsoft Partner Network, which brought with it many new things, including new competencies and associated branding, benefits, requirements, and more.  Since that time, I have spoken with, heard from, and seen postings from many partners talking about what they have achieved so far in the new Microsoft Partner Network… Read more

New Microsoft Partner Network portal coming, thanks to you!

At the beginning of November, I reached out to you here on the blog in my Simplifying your Microsoft Partner Network Portal Experience – Your input is important post to let you know about a test we would be running of a new Microsoft Partner Network Portal design and asking for your input, thoughts, and… Read more

Help Bing give $1 Million dollars to help schools this holiday

Over the years while I have worked at Microsoft, I am constantly reflecting on all of the reasons I am so proud to work for this company.  Their commitment to giving back and working to better the communities we all live and work in is just one of them, and it is one they do… Read more

How to save $500 + get one hotel night free at MIX11

Here is an offer for all of you that are already planning on attending MIX11 and those thinking/debating about attending MIX11, which takes place April 12-14, 2011 (Boot Camps on April 11th) in Las Vegas.  For those of you who that are quick on the registration, you can save $500 on your conference pass and… Read more

Microsoft December 2010 Security Bulletin posted

Today, Microsoft posted the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2010, which includes updates for Windows, Office, Microsoft server, and other software.  This summary includes the following Bulletin IDs: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-090 – Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2416400) Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-091 – Vulnerabilities in the OpenType Font (OTF) Driver Could Allow… Read more

Just over 2 weeks left to take advantage of Microsoft 50%* off N-2 promotion

Are you looking to take advantage of the Microsoft 50%* off N-2 promotion?  If so, you had better hurry up and get your order in!  Why?  Simple, because as announced in my Microsoft 50%* off N-2 promotion continued through end of 2010 post, the N-2 promotion is going to expire at the end of 2010,… Read more

Cloud CRM for Less – $200 per seat rebate when switching to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

Today, Microsoft announced a fantastic offer for people using or Oracle to receive up to $200 per user when they switch over to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.  That’s right, up to $200 PER USER!  What that means is, if you are a qualifying organization and you switch 25 seats to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online,… Read more

Jon Roskill Partner Town Hall Meeting video now viewable online

Earlier this week, I mentioned on my Twitter account that I would be covering the Microsoft Partner Town Hall meeting that Jon Roskill, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft, was hosting at the newly opened Microsoft Store here in Bellevue, Washington.  It was a fantastic session with attendees from a variety… Read more