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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Interested in MS Online and going to partner conference ?

If so then you’ll be interested in these roundtables that Kathryn Saducas is running with Telstra: “You’re invited to attend Roundtable Sessions at APC The roundtable sessions with Telstra and Microsoft will provide you the opportunity to connect with Telstra executives and Microsoft to learn more about Microsoft Online Services and engaging with Telstra. The…

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New website for the “services-ready” program is live

New website for the “services-ready” program is live here: www.microsoft.com/servicesready This is a program we’ve been running for a while now, offering access to packaged IP for partners, for you to deliver solutions to customers in a lower risk and more profitable business model.

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New Local Partner Program Blog from Sarah Arnold

http://blogs.msdn.com/auspartners/ Sarah is known to many of the local MS partner community as the person responsible for running the partner program, and associated things like worldwide partner conference attendance amongst many other things. It’s great to see Sarah join the blogging world – so go subscribe to her blog today to ensure you stay in…

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IAMCP meetings this week in Sydney and Melbourne

The IAMCP is holding its first meeting for 2009! As you are aware the aim of the IAMCP is to  bring together like minded Microsoft Partners who, in this economic climate, have an imperative for profitability in the context of P2P networking and corporate citizenship. These key issues will be succinctly addressed at our meeting:…

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Inaugural Voices for Innovation forum – join us and others to discuss and debate key issues

On Thursday 19th February 2009 between 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Microsoft and National ICT Australia are holding the inaugural Voices for Innovation forum at the Microsoft Sydney Office. The forum will bring together leaders from industry, government, academia and the community sector to discuss and debate the key drivers of innovation and opportunity for our economy….

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New Local BI Partner Case Study

Just published – this is a case study on BI with UNSW and Calumo.. Useful sales reference for many partners. http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000003440 " The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research facilities. As the university expanded, its finance team struggled to gather sufficiently comprehensive budget data from individual faculties…

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Ramp Up Your Sharepoint Developers Skills

John Martins spills the beans – this will be of definite interest to all the Aussie Sharepoint partners. "Ramp Up is a free learning program from Microsoft that provides community-driven learning paths or “routes” for building your skills with Microsoft developer tools and technologies." More… Or go to the MSDN site directly: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/rampup/default.aspx

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Partner Webcast from Allison Watson on the Economic Situation

Allison has just released this new partner-aimed webcast with advice for partners on how to survive and prosper in the current climate: Simply go to Digital WPC site and select Allison’s link: http://www.microsoft.com/digitalwpc/

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New on Partner TV – SMB Public Sector Director, Mel Barlow

Mel Barlow, Microsoft Australia’s SMB Public Sector Director, talks about the Local Government Networking Nights, which will be held during this September and October. They’re an excellent way for you to find out how you can boost your profits in this sector, which is ripe for growth and ready to boom. If you’re a Certified,…

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