Voices For Innovation Progress

We launched the VoiceForInnovation.org initiative a few months ago and have seen some great recent take up in terms of partners signing up to express their support for the importance of intellectual property in software and similar topics like choice, and economic development. If you have signed up recently – thanks – this will a…


Hyper-V beta ships early :-)

“Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V beta ships early to customers and partners. REDMOND, Wash. — Dec. 13, 2007 — Microsoft Corp. this morning delivered a holiday surprise for customers and partners, unveiling a public beta for its hypervisor-based server virtualization technology called Hyper-V, a feature with some versions of Windows Server 2008. Customers and partners today…


WIN $10,000 of marketing collateral with Unified Communications

Via Mike Heald’s Marketing For Partners Blog: “WIN $10,000 of marketing collateral with Unified Communications According to Frost & Sullivan, demand for Microsoft Unified Communications technology is already enormous in Australia – with the market anticipated to be worth AUD$415million in FY08* ensure you’re ready to make the most of this promotion, Microsoft has developed…


Partner Portal Hub for Wave Launch Goes Live

Step 1: Go to the partner portal homepage: https://partner.microsoft.com/Australia/ Step 2: Sign in with your Windows Live ID Step 3: Note the nice new banner: Step 4: Click on it ! Step 5: Explore the resources linked off the page to help you get ready for the massive product launch coming ! Step6 : Why…


Register for info on the Wave Virtual Launch Event

http://www.microsoft.com/heroeshappenhere/cool-stuff/default.mspx This will be an interactive experience delivered worldwide – so if you can’t attend the physical events (see here for dates – partner events will be on at the same days as the customer events) then this will be of interest. And note the Silverlight front end on much of the heroeshappenhere global site.


BizTalk RFID training now available for partners and customers

Via Chris Vidotto’s great blog on BizTalk and Application Platform: “https://www.local.microsoft.com.au/australia/events/register/home.aspx?levent=250304&linvitation https://www.local.microsoft.com.au/australia/events/register/home.aspx?levent=250304&linvitation BizTalk RFID Workshop – End-to-End This aim of this 2 day hands-on course is to take the student from the “nuts and bolts” of BizTalk RFID to enriching and utilizing BizTalk RFID information streams as part of Business Intelligence. The course also teaches…


More Help in Marketing for Partners

Many of you will know Bruce Rasmussen who works with us in delivering sales and marketing training to many Microsoft partners in Australia. Well the good news is he has launched a new blog full of marketing tips and advice aimed squarely at Microsoft partners. Subscribe today at : http://carpe-diem.typepad.com/ms_partners/ This nicely compliments (as it…


Free End User Training for Sharepoint

We hear from partners almost every day that one of the issues in landing Sharepoint projects is about end user training – or the lack of it. Let me know via the comments or email if this is a particular issue for you – I want to help. We have training partners interested in developing…


Server VS Client Comics

For a bit of fun, check out the comics on the Windows Server website (see top right). For the creator’s blog go here: http://www.nectarine.com.au/nectarineblog/