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How to Sell Office 365 through Open License and Full Packaged Product – What Partners Need To Know

Back in January, I put up a post Announcing Office 365 through Open and the New Office availability! In there I mentioned the announcement we had made about the upcoming availability of Office 365 through Open, which is an incredibly exciting opportunity for our partners everywhere that have been asking for the ability to offer… Read more

Announcing Office 365 through Open and the New Office availability! Info and resources for you.

Yesterday, we announced the release of Office 365 Home Premium, which is a reinvention of Microsoft’s Office product line for consumers. The new offering includes the latest and most complete set of Office applications; works across up to five devices, including Windows tablets, PCs and Macs; and comes with extra SkyDrive storage and Skype calling… Read more

Recommended Small Business Scenarios with Windows Server 2012 Guide Available for Download

Back at Worldwide Partner Conference, several of us from Microsoft sat in a room with our SMB PALs from around the world and discussed small business server solutions moving forward with the arrival of Windows Server 2012 Standard and Windows Server 2012 Essentials. One of the asks from the partner community was, “We need an… Read more

Announcing Virtual Chat, Dynamic Updating, and more now in the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App v3.0

As you know, the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App was originally launched with the concept of helping you, our Microsoft partners, more easily find and connect with information here at Microsoft. With the new 3.0 version of the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App, which is now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace, we are expanding… Read more

Announcing the Administering Office 365 for Small Businesses Jump Start for the 74-324 Exam

A couple of weeks ago, I told you about the New 74-324 Exam coming for Small Business Competency to replace 70-323, which has been designed for Small Business focused partners and aligns better to the Small Business Competency within the Microsoft Partner Network. In that post, I mentioned that we would be announcing a Jump… Read more

Announcing an extension to the WPC 2012 Microsoft Certification Exam offer!

Once again, partners, you have spoken, we have heard, and we have some fantastic news for you! For those of you that joined us at Worldwide Partner Conference 2012, you hopefully saw the 2 for 1 Microsoft Certification Exam offer where you could get two Microsoft Certification Exams for the price of one. The offer… Read more

New 74-324 Exam coming for Small Business Competency to replace 70-323

Here is some very exciting news for our partners out there looking to attain the Small Business Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network. For those of you that have participated in any of the online meetings we have been conducting about the Small Business Competency or who attended Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto with us,… Read more

Worldwide Partner Conference Day 3 Keynotes replay (Jon Roskill, Kevin Turner, and Deepak Chopra), keynote transcripts, MPN Live Daily recap, and more

I have already shared how you can watch the keynotes, MPN Live, Daily Recaps, and download keynote transcripts from Day 1 at WPC and Day 2 at WPC, so in this post, I will be sharing highlights, replays, and transcripts from Day 3 at Worldwide Partner Conference 2012. Be sure to watch the replays below… Read more

Worldwide Partner Conference Day 2 Keynote replay (Satya Nadella, Kirill Tatarinov, Brad Smith, Laura Ipsen, and Charles Thomas Gruhler), keynote transcript, Jon Roskill day 2 daily, MPN Live Daily recap, and more

Earlier, I shared how you can watch replays of some of the excitement of Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 Day 1. In this post, I will be sharing highlights, replays, and transcripts from Day 2 at Worldwide Partner Conference 2012, where the excitement, energy, and fantastic information continued to grow. Be sure to watch the replays… Read more

Worldwide Partner Conference Day 1 Keynote replay (Steve Ballmer, Kurt DelBene, Tami Reller), keynote transcript, Jon Roskill day 1 daily, MPN Live Daily recap, and more

What an incredibly exciting week last week at Worldwide Partner Conference 2012! Now that the event is behind us and the record-setting 16,000+ attendees have returned to their offices to put into action the information and resources they took away from Worldwide Partner Conference, we want to be sure that you know how to tap… Read more