HP and Microsoft extend strategic alliance – with new opportunities for MS and HP partners

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2010/jan10/01-13InfToAppPR.mspx “PALO ALTO, Calif. and REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 13, 2010 — HP and Microsoft Corp. today announced a three-year agreement to invest $250 million to significantly simplify technology environments for businesses of all sizes. The companies plan to deliver new solutions that will do the following: •Be built on a next-generation infrastructure-to-application model •Advance…

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BPOS Worldwide Announcements

We’ve just made some important announcements around availability (in new markets) and pricing for BPOS. You can read the detail here on the official press release and more on the official Online Services blog. Note that given the local alliance with Telstra, Australian partners should wait for specific local information from Telstra on any further…

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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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Microsoft Online Store Goes Live in Australia

http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/321112/microsoft_sells_software_direct_via_internet?fp=16&fpid=1 See : www.microsoftstore.com.au What do you think about this as a partner ? Send me a mail – I am keen to know your views…

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Bing Visual Search – how to make it work in Australia

Like the entire blogosphere, I wanted to check out Bing Visual Search for myself this morning. So I clicked on www.bing.com/visual search only to be disappointed with the following: So I quickly changed the default country to the US ands voila, works fine ! This new Bing feature is just something you have to see…

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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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Australian Partner Award Finalists Announced

Sarah Arnold has just announced the finalists in our local partner awards. Congratulations to everyone recognised and good luck for the final announcements: http://blogs.msdn.com/auspartners/archive/2009/08/11/australia-partner-awards-finalist-announced.aspx

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Licensing 101 Breakfast Events for partners

Learn about Microsoft Licensing over breakfast, and help your business grow.  It’s back by popular demand: Licensing 101.  Due to the positive feedback we received after our last licensing training session, we’re running a repeat session – to help you drive licensing revenue in the SMB space. This practical Licensing 101 session will help you:…

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New Telstra Mobile Plan – for your customers

This is one of the latest (and first) tangible deliverables from the Telstra-Microsoft alliance, but with much more coming in the next few weeks and months ! Here is the customer-facing announcement: “Better manage your mobility costs with Telstra. If you’re looking to extend mobile access to your employees while leveraging your existing investment in…

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