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! …


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…