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…


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…


News on Action Pack Pricing for Australia

As per the Australia Partner blog: “ Microsoft Action Pack Subscription Price Changes for Australia On behalf of Microsoft I would like to thank everyone who has given us feedback over the past couple of years around the price of the Microsoft Action Pack for Australian Partners.  I am happy to share with you that…


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


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…


Latest from the Partner Network Blog

Sarah Arnold’s been busy on the blogging front recently – don’t forget to check out her excellent resource for Aussie partners. Here are some recent posts (http://blogs.msdn.com/auspartners/): Action Pack Update: http://blogs.msdn.com/auspartners/archive/2009/07/23/microsoft-action-pack-update.aspx Australian Partner Winners at Worldwide Parrtner Conference (congrats !) : http://blogs.msdn.com/auspartners/archive/2009/06/25/australian-partners-win-8-awards-at-worldwide-partner-conference.aspx Special offer on MS Press for Windows 7 (finishes July 31): http://blogs.msdn.com/auspartners/archive/2009/07/07/hit-the-ground-running-with-windows-7.aspx


Australia Partner Conference 2009 – Agenda Now Available!

The Australia Partner Team have worked hard to assemble a critical agenda to help you gain a competitive advantage, and deliver you the tools and business intelligence you need to compete and win in the current economy. This year’s agenda is focused on helping you – our frontline Partners – engage, grow and monetise the…


WPC Highlights

Don’t forget to check out Digital WPC for all the goodies from last week’s WPC. I’ve been watching the keynotes in the past few days for example. There is lots of content up on the site including all the other sessions and importantly you can find out more on the details of the Microsoft Partner…


Congratulations Computercorp! Winners of the “I’m Open” initiative

As part of the recent Microsoft “I’m Open” campaign for Resellers, Microsoft ran a promotion where each new Open Value customer agreement signed between February and April 2009  earned a reseller an entry into a draw to win AUS$20,000!  We are pleased to announce that Computercorp was the winning reseller!  Congratulations Computercorp!  We look forward…