Windows Azure for MS Partners

Great post from Steve Clayton with a bunch of links to get partners info quickly. Watch this space – 2010 will be a big year for Azure and will create brand new business opportunities for MS Partners. http://blogs.msdn.com/stevecla01/archive/2009/12/21/windows-azure-for-microsoft-partners.aspx  

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Simplifying Cloud Services

With such a plethora of definitions, options and understandings of the broad IT term ‘cloud’ we’ve just launched a new worldwide site to bring our offerings together – with information laid out in simple terms with content categorised by role. www.microsoft.com/cloudservices

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Major announcements on Azure

We just made a significant announcement on Azure, our cloud computing platform at the so-called PDC event. Read all about it: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/nov09/11-17pdc1pr.mspx More on Azure: www.azure.com

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How partners can make money from Windows 7

Now Windows 7 is finally launched to everyone it’s time for partners to think about using this as a compelling event for new discussions with your customers. As you’d expect there is a ton of useful content to help you with positioning. Start here: https://partner.microsoft.com/40084742?msp_id=Windows7 But the key thing to do immediately is use it…

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Meet the new Windows Phone

We launched Window Mobile v6.5 today – now called Windows Phone. Check out the new site for info on available devices in Australia and all the goodness in this important release for our mobile business – which itself will generate business opportunities for our partners. www.windowsphone.com.au   And the worldwide press info is here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/presskits/windowsphone/default.aspx

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Congrats to all partner conference award winners

CRN published the full list here – well done to all winners and finalists ! http://www.crn.com.au/News/154929,didata-four-time-winner-at-microsoft-channel-awards.aspx Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Virtualisation Partner of the Year Winner: Jasco Consulting Pty Ltd Finalist: Hostworks Limited Finalist: Emantra Pty Ltd Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Windows Desktop Deployment Partner of the Year Winner: Dimension Data Finalist: Gen-I Australia Pty Ltd Business…

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TechNet Virtual Conference

Deeps and the local TechNet team have scheduled the following virtual conference targetted at IT Professionals, both in customer and partner organisations. Looks like some very useful content for pre-sales and technical people in the partner base. TechNet Virtual Conference Friday 25 September 10.00am-11.00am IT Manager Session: How Microsoft does IT: Save Time, Save Energy…

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In cases you missed it – major announcement from Microsoft and Nokia

Of great interest to many of our partners I am sure, we made a major announcement overnight Australian time with Nokia: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/aug09/08-12pixipr.mspx “Companies will collaborate to bring Microsoft Office Mobile and related communications and collaboration software and services to Nokia smartphones.“

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Windows 7 Updates

Some important milestones this week in the Windows 7 area. 1. Windows XP Mode Technology is now available in release candidate: http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/08/04/windows-xp-mode-rc-now-available.aspx 2. RTM (final) code for Windows 7 will be available on MSDN and Technet for ISV partners any minute now and Gold/Certs on 16th August: http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/07/21/when-will-you-get-windows-7-rtm.aspx I’ll be upgrading my much loved RC…

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