Partner Webcast from Allison Watson on the Economic Situation

Allison has just released this new partner-aimed webcast with advice for partners on how to survive and prosper in the current climate: Simply go to Digital WPC site and select Allison’s link: http://www.microsoft.com/digitalwpc/

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Microsoft Online Services BPOS – comprehensive FAQ for partner

https://www.discoveronlineservices.com/Pages/Default.aspx This document provides many of the answers to the questions that partners are typically asking around the business model, product info and much more following the announcements at Worldwide Partner Conference this year. We will be providing a more targetted version for Aussie partners in the next few weeks.

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PDC Updates – Web Based Office is coming !

Keep an eye on the PDC announcements at the PDC Virtual Pressroom: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/oct08/10-28PDCDay2PR.mspx Keynote Day 2:   Keynote Day 1:

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VE on a BIG screen

Really amazing to see this – a research project from a Canadian University with large screen projection of Virtual Earth. Multi-Channel Virtual Earth Viewer

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New video on our S+S vision

Spotted by Steve Clayton, the S+S website has just been updated to include a new vision video amongst other changes.  http://www.microsoft.com/softwareplusservices/

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Cloud Services Platform – introducing Azure

This is the big announcement overnight Australian time at PDC. This is a very big deal for us and we hope will be a crucial milestone in the S+S transformation for development oriented partners like ISVs. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/oct08/10-27PDCDay1PR.mspx On this press release you can see the on demand keynote and follow many other links. Mary Jo…

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AiiA Sales and Marketing Effectiveness Course – great for MS Partners

Registration deadline fast approaching – REGISTER TODAY! Sales and marketing effectiveness workshops designed for the ICT industry by the best in the business – at exceptional prices. Guarantee your place – you will miss out if you delay. Sales and marketing effectiveness workshops for SMEs Enhance your sales, marketing and business opportunity identification skills Following…

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Partner Academy Live Update

Partner Academy Lives (PALs) are 1 hour managed webcasts for Partners using Microsoft’s Live Meeting 2007. At these sessions Partners will learn more about Microsoft’s products (including insight into products on the launch horizon); positioning of business value to customers; sharing wins from the field and how the account team won; world class selling skills…

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Important Out of Band Security Update Coming

Please note this important posting (which will be replaced by the actual security bulletin over night Aussie time): http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-oct.mspx Really important for partners to help their customers quickly deploy this.

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