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Cloud Partner Insights (CPI): Information –> Insights –> Impact

With Worldwide Partner Conference just around the corner, I’ve had a few partners reach out, asking me if I’ll be at WPC and what I’m doing now, noting how I have been quieter over the past year when it comes to social media compared to prior years. Yes, I have been quieter through my social… Read more

A fantastic lesson from Super Bowl XLIX

If you watched the big game yesterday, you saw an incredible back and forth battle between two teams that went all the way down to the wire before the outcome was determined. What you also saw in the waning moments of the game was a fantastic lesson that can be applied to so many situations… Read more

It has been a fun 15 years.

Throughout my career, I have had the great fortune to meet and work with so many fantastic people from across the globe and take on some exciting and challenging projects. In fact, it is that passion for challenging and exciting projects that has guided my career along its path, and this past week marked two… Read more

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

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… Read more

Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you all

  (Click to enlarge) As we celebrate this Thanksgiving day here in the U.S., it is a time to reflect on all that we are thankful for and offer up our thanks for these things. As I have shared with this community for so many years in the past, I am once again coming to… Read more

Windows Server 2012 Training Lineup, starting with a FREE eBook

Recently I received an inquiry from a partner asking me if I had any suggestions on training books for Windows Server 2012 based on my several other posts on free eBooks. Well, I figured he probably wasn’t the only one who could benefit from this information, so I thought I would share a list of… Read more

Taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

As you have no doubt heard by now, there is a very creative movement going around right now to help promote awareness and raise money through donations to fight ALS through the ALS Association website at: The way the challenge works is, someone challenges you to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, and you have… Read more

The Fantastic People of Worldwide Partner Conference 2014. Thank you for joining us!

What an amazing week we just wrapped up in Washington D.C. for Worldwide Partner Conference 2014! And as always, one of the biggest highlights of the entire event is the ability to see and connect with you, our Microsoft partners from around the world, whether I knew you before or if this was my first… Read more

Welcome to Day 3 at Worldwide Partner Conference 2014! Some things to know…

Welcome to Day 3 of Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 in Washington, D.C.! Today we start the day off again with a series of keynotes, including Satya Nadella, followed by a full day of sessions and meetings. If you are not here with us at WPC 2014, remember that you can participate and follow along virtually… Read more