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Accelerate your revenue growth with the Cloud Enablement Desk

Microsoft supports the growth of your business at every stage of your digital transformation journey. Many partners see the value of a competency or becoming co-sell ready, but don’t know where to start. If you are looking for your entry point, schedule a complimentary one-on-one consultation with the Cloud Enablement Desk (CED), designed to help you leverage all the resources….

Get started with the Partner Investment Engine (PIE)

What is PIE? The Partner Investment Engine (PIE) is an online tool that allows Microsoft partners to request funds to support the execution of key pre-sales and marketing activities with their customers. Microsoft’s US partner investments team handles partner investments, including both PIE offers and transaction and utilization incentives. Check out the image below to see how partner offers and….

How to engage the Cloud Enablement Desk to grow your cloud practice

The Microsoft Partner Network offers its members a wealth of resources to help partners grow their cloud businesses, and we know navigating these resources can seem overwhelming. To help with that, the Cloud Enablement Desk offers partners a guided experience in which a Microsoft specialist identifies your business needs and connects you with the right resources and benefits to build….

MPN 101 events: Step into the Microsoft Store and tell me about your experience

Summer is around the corner and so is Microsoft Inspire. Whether you are going to the biggest Microsoft partner conference in Washington DC or not, you can get a sneak peek into how you can benefit from a partnership with Microsoft by visiting a Microsoft Store. Through the MPN 101 Community calls, videos, blog posts, and Yammer group, we’re able….

MPN 101: Training and accreditation resources

Staying current and up-to-date with the latest Microsoft products and technologies, and demonstrating your company’s expertise to customers through technical accreditations held by members of your team, is critical for your partner business. Microsoft offers a variety of training resources for technical professionals, and Microsoft Partner Network members have access to additional training opportunities as a benefit of program membership. Individuals who want to showcase….

Three ways Visual Studio licensing benefits can help you boost your business

By Colleen CosMaria, US Visual Studio Lead, and Rodrigo de Carvalho, US Cloud Application Development Marketing Manager If you’re a Microsoft partner with a Gold Competency, Silver Competency, or a Microsoft Action Pack subscription, your Microsoft Partner Network membership benefits include licenses for software development tools. Here are three ways using your Visual Studio subscription licenses can propel your business….

MPN 101: Get support for attaining your first cloud competency

by Rami Noujaim, Sr. Manager for Microsoft Partner Technical Services and Chinmayi Bhavanishankar, US Partner Experience Lead Customers are moving to the cloud, and they want an expert to help them do it. You can establish your expertise by earning a cloud performance competency in the Microsoft Partner Network. Partners that earn these competencies receive benefits that include unlimited cloud-specific technical support,….

MPN 101: Advanced Support for Partners

by Rami Noujaim, Sr. Manager for Microsoft Partner Technical Services and Chinmayi Bhavanishankar, US Partner Experience Lead This is part 4 in a blog series about partner support benefits that are offered in the Microsoft Partner Network. Part 1: Know your support options Part 2: Technical presales assistance and training benefits Part 3: Unlock additional value by using your Signature Cloud….

Azure Partner Community: Internal Use Rights benefit update

Welcome to part 1 of this month’s Azure Partner Community blog series. Register for the January 21 Azure Partner Community call Join the Azure Partners group on Yammer Sign up for the Azure Partner email newsletter   by Frank Campise US Partner Technology Strategist for Microsoft Azure @frankcampise Several months ago, I published a 3-part blog post series about Microsoft….

Invest an hour to activate your Internal Use Rights benefit

  Availability of Microsoft cloud services and on-premises software for internal use is a benefit for Microsoft Partner Network members that have a Microsoft Action Pack subscription or a competency. The software and services you can access with your Internal Use Rights (IUR) can be used for internal business use, customer demo, internal development and testing, and internal training. Activating….

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