Free Training for System Integrators and ISVs – Licensing the BIG SIX

We understand that many SIs and ISVs don’t actually transact the Microsoft software piece when you sell you services and products – however we strongly believe you can deliver a better customer experience (and accelerate your sales cycle) if you have some basic understanding of how the customers will actually buy the software they need….

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FastTrack Fridays – get WS2008 training for you and your customers

We’ve been excited about this initiative which is for partners and end-customers – a simple way for us to satisfy the immense demand for ‘early look’ technical training on WS2008. Our Learning Partners (CPLS) have collaborated with us to launch this concept. http://www.microsoft.com/australia/servers/WS2008_fasttrackfridays/default.aspx For many (almost all I believe) of the Fridays between the 7th…

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SDM’s Project User Group Meeting

Haven’t plugged this before, but many of our partners do things for the greater good (and of course as business & brand development initiatives). Here is one such of those – bringing together end users of and people interested in MS Project and EPM technologies in general. Other partners doing similar things – let me…

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Windows Embedded Seminars – Sydney and Melbourne

Via Christian: “Windows Embedded Seminar What? Take the opportunity to explore the benefits of Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS). Access information you won’t easily find anywhere else, and learn from the firsthand experience of our sector specialists. When? Sydney, 4 December 2007, 9am – 12pm (Microsoft Head Office, 1 Epping Road, North Ryde…

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Announcing Windows Live Community Builder

http://partner.live.com/communitybuilder This is a great ‘Live’ release – build you own community, or take one you have already, and then offer them a suite of Live services like email, calendaring, user groups etc – for free ! This could be used by partners for customers, peer to peer groups, and partner-to-partner networking, plus many more…

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SQL Server 2008 CTP available for download

We’ve just announced that the ‘community technology preview’ (=CTP) for SQL Server 2008 is now available for download: Download here: https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/content/content.aspx?ContentID=5395 or here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3BF4C5CA-B905-4EBC-8901-1D4C1D1DA884&displaylang=en This download is accessible to everyone.

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More Details on the Upcoming Daylight Savings – Impact for Partners and Your Customers

Following my earlier post, here is a little more info for you. Upcoming Daylight Savings Changes for Partners There are some significant upcoming changes to daylight savings which will effect Microsoft products. You need to be aware of these changes as they affect most Microsoft’s core products. We have launched a website which will assist…

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Australia’s first MCT Summit in SYDNEY

For the very first time, Australia  will be hosting its very own MCT Community gathering to gain and share knowledge! This exciting Event is from Jan 29 – 31st 2008 – REGISTER NOW !!!! For more information, https://www.local.microsoft.com.au/australia/events/register/home.aspx?levent=993019&linvitation The 2008 program promises to be filled with new course training on Windows Server 2008, SQL “Katmai”…

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Introducing Windows Partner Solutions

We have just launched a new initiative to help partners service customers with Windows Vista more easily by providing resources, training and other support to help make it easier for you. And of course to help you grow your businesses in doing so ! “Infrastructure complexity and fierce competition from value-added resellers (VARs), original equipment…

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