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It’s time to let Microsoft know how you really feel, so don’t hold back!

Last summer, I put up the Record revenues and satisfaction with Microsoft partners! Satisfaction survey is just around the corner and we’re ready for another great year together post here on my blog talking about the incredible results we received from you, our Microsoft partners and customers around the world, in response to our semi-annual… Read more

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth

I recently received an inquiry from a partner that I thought I would share here with you all, in case any of you have this same question. Here was the inquiry I received: “Eric, I recently received your partner satisfaction survey in my inbox and I was wondering, how honest should I really be? I… Read more

Record revenues and satisfaction with Microsoft partners! Satisfaction survey is just around the corner and we’re ready for another great year together.

Over the past few weeks you’ve probably seen and/or heard some very exciting sets of results shared out by the leadership here at Microsoft, all which point to a great year with our partners. Now, it’s your chance to help tell us how to make it even better again this year! On July 19th we… Read more

Your opportunity to review my performance, because your opinion matters!

As we are now approaching the end of another fiscal year here at Microsoft (I know, hard to believe, isn’t it?!?), I am once again coming to you, the community that I have the sincere pleasure of interacting with each and every day in my current role as Director of Partner Experience here at Microsoft,… Read more

What you may be missing: Resources from March 2-9 and who’s sharing what

From week to week, I share a bunch of different content across a multitude of my various online presences, such as through my blog, my Twitter account, my LinkedIn account, and my Facebook account. Across these different online resources, the content shared is not always the same, nor is everything shared equally through them. As… Read more

I’d love your votes in the SMB 150 2012 SMB Awards! Here’s how you can vote.

This year, SMB Nation and SMB Technology Network are holding the second annual “SMB 150 Awards,” which are designed to select and recognize the top 150 influencers in the SMB channel. This year, I am honored to be nominated as a candidate for the SMB 150 Awards. One of the things I truly like about… Read more

Join us for the next Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum – Dec. 6th

Last spring we kicked off the first ever Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum which gave you, our partners, the opportunity to join us for a live online session with the leadership team here in Redmond to hear the latest and to ask your questions directly to them. Well, the next Microsoft Partner Network Interactive… 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

It’s National Coffee Day! Some free and discounted coffee offers for you today.

Ok, so this one may not be directly business related; however: Yes, I’ve been known to enjoy a cup of coffee now and then (yeah, yeah, maybe more than one…) Being from Seattle (you know, the place that literally has Starbucks stands in the parking lot in front of another Starbucks, seriously), it’s practically like… Read more

The final 24 hours to provide your feedback on my performance

Back on June 14th, I put up my Your chance to review my performance, because your input counts! post here on the blog where I announced that once again, you would have the opportunity to be a part of my annual review process here at Microsoft by enabling you to provide input directly into my… Read more