Monthly Archives: September 2011

On The Road

Living in the “country” has its pluses and a few challenges; like flying internationally. We found the best connection from LAX and only flight today from Medford took us through SFO to LAX!! a bit of drag but still so excited to be headed out again. First stop London, just to change plane and on to Rome.
It’s been hard to disconnect since easy to get to internet everywhere here, once we’re in Europe will restrict access. Not using phone and just relying on Internet Cafes.

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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Uncategorized


Think Innovation. Understand Opportunity. Develop a Strategy!

San Francisco, CA (Nov. 3)
Invitation Key: 24F206

11:00 Registration

NOTE: special NDA product Sneak Peak just added to this session

Meeting Your Customer’s Business Needs with Microsoft Business Solutions
Join us in San Francisco, CA for our Microsoft SMB VAR Summit.
We invite you to participate in an interactive dialogue about technical and business insights into Microsoft solutions that impact your bottom line. Learn how the Microsoft can help you meet your small and medium business customer’s needs today and in the future!

Microsoft West Region Partners:
Your customer’s business environment is changing daily and with it the demand for technology innovation. As a Microsoft Partner you have the tools and resources at your
disposal to help make it a positive change. Let us share with you through this
technical session how to maximize your revenue opportunity while meeting the
needs of your customers! By attending you will have gained greater insight

ü Business Building Opportunities with Cloud Services: Office 365, Windows Intune and CRM Online

ü Understand how to Win the Datacenter in SMB with Microsoft Virtualization and System Center

ü Strategies for increasing incremental sales and strengthening customer relationships

Who should attend?

Ø Technical Decision Mangers

Ø Practice Development Managers

Ø Senior Technical Specialists

To wrap up the day, take advantage of a rare chance to meet up with my team, your peers and other industry professionals during our Partner-to-Partner Networking, from 4:00PM-7:30PM. Enjoy food and beverages while cultivating your business relationships. Connect with other Microsoft partners and grow your business! Find your event city and register (separate registration required).

Don’t miss this opportunity to join me, Microsoft Technology, Sales and Marketing experts, to learn about strategies to build and grow your business!

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Posted by on September 23, 2011 in Uncategorized


Traveling Soon

Starting September 26th I’ll be on the road with Joe to London, Rome, Trieste, hike across Istrian Peninsula in Croatia, drive down to Dubrovnik, ferry to Bari, Pompeii, and back to Rome.

Time permitting I’ll try to post comments from our trip.

Returning to work on October 19th.

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Posted by on September 22, 2011 in Uncategorized


Microsoft SMB Channel Development event series are back!

Microsoft SMB Channel Development Events

Please join us for an evening which includes a presentation by the York Group on Building Successful Partnerships in the Cloud and informal meet and greet session. Back by popular demand because Partners have been asking for Microsoft to provide more opportunities to help them connect with other Microsoft partners and build their channel. This event offers a great opportunity to develop relationships with other Microsoft partners from your local area that have similar goals. You can also meet with other members of the Microsoft team to chat about your plans for the coming months. Appetizers will be served.

Part 1: “Building Successful Partnerships in the Cloud”
presentation from The York Group

“The message from Microsoft has been loud and clear – partners need to build a strategy to drive revenues from Cloud solutions. For most partners this is easier said than done – moving to the cloud will have a big impact on how they run their companies, and there is still a lot of uncertainty around the business models of selling Cloud solutions. Join us for a fast-paced presentation that explains how the ecosystem is evolving, what business models are emerging, and what partners need to consider when making the critical
decisions that will drive their success in the Cloud. The presenter is Harald Horgen, CEO of The York Group, and with 20 years of experience in setting up channels for software companies he has developed a deep understanding of how changes in technology impact channels.”

Part 2: Informal meet and greet with drinks and appetizers

Click  for a complete list of events!

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Posted by on September 22, 2011 in Uncategorized


Another GO DO!!!! (for Microsoft Partners)

Go to and register for our monthly West Region partner calls.  Don’t miss these please. Promise you’ll always learn at least 1 – 3 tidbits.

Also, mark your calender for December 8th noon Open Door Day – more info to follow!!

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Posted by on September 21, 2011 in Uncategorized


Get to it today!!

go to and make sure you understand how to take advantage of this great offer!

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Posted by on September 20, 2011 in Uncategorized


Wonder why we moved to So. Oregon??

Check out these sites for a feel for the area!

for just a few …………….. oh, yes can’t forget (aware winning cheese) (great chocolate)

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Posted by on September 20, 2011 in Uncategorized