Registered Partners – are you interested in joining us for a workshop on Friday ?

The day will start at 8am with a breakfast session with our executive management to set the scene for the day.  After breakfast we will move into a broader session to explain the current situation, to understand your thinking, and to collaborate on potential solutions in a workshop situation.  We plan to build agreement that…

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Azure and interactive maps demonstrator

With much momentum behind one part of our overall S+S strategy (namely BPOS/Microsoft Online), partners will in addition begin to see more momentum building on the ‘cloud OS’ side of the equation, namely Azure. I’ve just seen this announced internally as an example of some of the real world applications going up on the Azure…

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Congratulations Computercorp! Winners of the “I’m Open” initiative

As part of the recent Microsoft “I’m Open” campaign for Resellers, Microsoft ran a promotion where each new Open Value customer agreement signed between February and April 2009  earned a reseller an entry into a draw to win AUS$20,000!  We are pleased to announce that Computercorp was the winning reseller!  Congratulations Computercorp!  We look forward…

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Building custom applications for MS Online

I know many of our partners will be keen to see this which I found on the MS Online team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/msonline/archive/2009/06/04/video-interview-building-custom-applications-using-microsoft-online-services.aspx There is quite a lot of customisation opportunity with the MS Online platform – more than many partners that I have spoken to realise – so I’d encourage you to investigate. Remember to…

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MS Online Services Updates

http://blogs.technet.com/msonline/pages/june-2009-microsoft-online-services-release-notes.aspx “The Microsoft Online Services Monthly Service Update for June 2009 delivers two important capabilities for Microsoft Online Services: · Increase to 30 MB for Exchange Online attachments. · Support for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 client for Exchange Online Following are release notes for the June 2009 release:” See blog posting for the details…

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Australian Partner Conference Awards – get your entry in !

Hurry! You have just two weeks left to enter your submission in the Microsoft Australia Partner of the Year Awards.  Entries close 24th June 2009, and award finalists will be announced on 10th August 2009, so make sure you submit your solution as soon as possible. This year there are 30 award categories. Don’t miss…

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Voices for Innovation – have your say

Education, healthcare, innovation, the environment, the digital economy are all key policy issues at the heart of the political agenda for governments -  local, state and federal.  This means that the Australian technology industry will be affected by decisions made by government in areas such a procurement, privacy, technology standards, infrastructure, interoperability, intellectual property and…

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Invite to the Optus Small Business Workshop

You are invited to attend a Microsoft Small Business Workshop being held at Optus. Drinks and canapés will be served while Angus Mansfield from XCentral discusses how you can cut costs using existing Microsoft IT infrastructure and Windows Mobile devices, amongst a host of other topics including: Cutting business costs in tough economic times Using…

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BPOS review worth reading

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/cloud-computing-bpos,2313.html We are building substantial sales momentum now with BPOS for enterprise agreement customers and the launch planning with Telstra continues to progress well, so I encourage all of our partners to consider how you can grow your own business and better service your customers with the new options for delivery of software+services via Microsoft…

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