Get an Early Start with the forthcoming specialisations

There are some interesting new specialisations slated for launch within the partner program, and for some of them we have launched initiatives to help you get ready in advance of their launch. For fast moving partners this will give you competitive advantage by demonstrating to customers and Microsoft that you are serious about specific capaiblity….

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More live MOSS 2007 sites

Via Mark: LloydsTSB – www.shareview.co.uk – built by Conchango Corgi – www.trustcorgi.com – built by ArtemisCorp Great to see real life examples going live….  

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Blogging using WSS3.0

Most of the technical people know this already but for sales and marketing partner representatives I think it’s useful to reinforce the fact that Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 provides a new blogging platform built in. Some example sites: ·http://www.wssdemo.com/blog ·http://www.mikeysgblog.com

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New Goodies on MSPTR.com

I’ll say it again, MSPTR.com is an amazing and yet underutilised resource. Here is the latest update of content on there for Gold partners (it is an exclusive benefit for Gold partners and not available to certified or registered). “The Early Sessions – Emerging Technology Guidance for Enterprise Partners Just released – this DVD contains…

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MOSS 2007 – Free Online Training Course

Via Mark Harrison: “Currently free …Clinic 5046: Inside Look at Building and Developing Solutions with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 “

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Introducing Partner Skills Plus – a huge investment in helping partners build competency and capacity

We recently announced this new initiative at the partner roadshows (whihc finish with Canberra this Thursday). A US$30m worldwide investment in helping partners raise their levels of staff certification and associated capaiblity: “Partner Skills Plus helps you cost-effectively deliver the latest advanced technical training to your organization. Find out more about partner-exclusive offers, incentives, and new…

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Bank of the future – concept video…

I like this, from James Senior http://blogs.technet.com/james/archive/2006/12/01/if-microsoft-was-a-bank.aspx

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Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

As we see the uptake of Office 2007 grow now the products have RTM’d it’s possible some people will send files in the new file formats to those who don’t have the 2007 versions installed. Never fear – we have a cunning plan. You can install the “Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and…

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Knowledge Network Update

This new solution (add on to MOSS 2007) for finding people in an organisation truly fascinates me, so today I finally installed the beta clilent (unfortunately not publically available yet as far as I can tell – more info on this topic on the KN Blog) and as I left the office tonight it was…

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Friday good news – ECMA approve Open XML as a standard

(Originally posted on my old blog on a friday 🙂 ) I love good news on a Friday – always has a greater impact ! So here is today’s particularly good news for us and our partners: “REDMOND, Wash.—Dec. 7, 2006 —Today Ecma International approved Office Open XML Formats as an Ecma standard and voted…

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