Microsoft Director of Business & Sales Operations - Eric Ligman

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Microsoft Small Business Competency is here! Plus a $999 special (~46% discount!) promotional offer and more competency details!

I am extremely happy to share with all of you that the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency is now available! In addition to this very exciting news that I know many of you have been waiting anxiously for, we have continued to have conversations with and listened to feedback from you, our partners, and… Read more

To be clear, Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) is a requirement, not a benefit of Microsoft the Small Business Specialist Community (SBSC)

After my What are the benefits of the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency? post on Friday, I received some inquiries from current SBSC members saying that the Action Pack benefits were missing under the SBSC column in the chart and should be there because the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription (MAPS) is a benefit of… Read more

Some additional information, a Q&A, on the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency

Last week I put up the What are the requirements to earn the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency? post here on the blog to bring you more information about what the actual requirements are to attain the Microsoft Partner Network Small Business Competency when it launches in June. There has been a lot of… Read more

The top posts of 2011, and of all time

Welcome to 2012, everyone! I certainly hope you all had a fantastic holiday season and New Year’s Day. To kick off the 2012 year, I thought it might be fun to look back at 2011 quickly to see which of the posts here on the blog you all came to and visited the most. With… Read more

Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum replay now available

As you may recall, earlier this week we hosted the latest Microsoft Partner Network Interactive Leadership Forum session, which gives you, our partners around the world, the chance to hear directly from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group leadership team here at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond on what’s new, what we’re thinking about, and what we… 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

How and where to access downloads from Microsoft

As many of you know, Microsoft has it’s Download Center that provides you with a bunch of downloadable items, with new ones being added/updated on a daily basis. A question that I was asked via email recently is, “Are there other download locations I should be looking at for Microsoft items besides the Download Center,… Read more

A tip to see if that information on the Microsoft Partner site is U.S. only or Worldwide

Ok, admit it. How many times have you gone to Bing, or a different, less reliable search engine, or even searched directly on the Microsoft Partner Network portal for information and found a link directly to the information you are looking for; however, it is a page on the U.S. Microsoft Partner portal? Then you… Read more

Microsoft Partner Network License Calculator – See how many Internal Use Right licenses you receive

As a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, you have access to a large collection of resources and benefits that you can use to run your business, train your staff, enhance your sales & marketing efforts, get support, and much, much more. One of these key benefits that partners receive is “Internal Use Rights” through… Read more

Welcome some new groups, and a new look, to the Microsoft Partner Info Mobile App!

Since announcing the Microsoft Partner Information mobile app on Monday, it has been fantastic to see the feedback, input, and responses from partners all over that have downloaded and installed the app. (installed in over 20 countries in the first 48 hours!) In that initial post, I asked you to provide me with your thoughts… Read more