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Monthly Archives: March 2012

MISSED THIS? you can still view: How to Build a Brilliant Marketing Plan sponsored by Microsoft Ready-to-Go Marketing

How to Build a Brilliant Marketing Plan (SMSP222PAL)
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(Microsoft Credentials Required)

March 22, 2012
9:00 am to 10:00 am Pacific Time

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Presented By:
Ruth Stevens, President, eMarketing Strategy
Jennifer Martin, Sr. Partner Marketing Manager, US SMB Online & Digital Marketing Team, Microsoft
Register Today!
Session Overview:
Whether your objective is to find new customers, or build more value from current customers, you need a succinct, sound plan for getting you to your goals. Marketing plans set the course for a business. Without a plan, marketing can become a series of unrelated, random tactics. This class will highlight why marketing plans are so important, review best practices for creating marketing plans, and provide the framework for building a powerful plan that will drive results.

You will learn:

• Why a marketing plan is critical to your success

• How to address typical problems small businesses encounter when creating a marketing plan

• A blueprint for creating a simple, powerful, and effective plan to guide your marketing efforts

Level: 100

Partner Audience: Partner Business Decision Maker

Partner Information:

You have been selected by your Microsoft contact to attend a Partner event that may be of interest to you.

Register for the event here:

https://training.partner.microsoft.com/learning/app/management/LMS_ActDetails.aspx?ActivityId=800150

What to expect?

Academy webcasts are 1 hour online events for Partners and Microsoft employees using Microsoft Office Live Meeting. Connect with Microsoft and other partners; listen to Microsoft subject matter experts as they discuss their areas of expertise related to Microsoft’s sales and competitive strategy. Learn more about Microsoft’s products (including insight into products on the launch horizon); positioning of business value to customers; sharing wins from the field and how the account team won; world class selling skills and best practice; and leveraging Microsoft resources to maximize your productivity. Webcasts for partners caters to all depths of knowledge.

Before the Webcast:

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Technical Support:

Having trouble with the Live Meeting conference on the day of the session?

Click here for Live Meeting support or call: 866-493-2825

If you are having issues with the Partner Learning Center (PLC) or accessing the live or on-demand event, please contact the Microsoft Partner Regional Service Center at: https://partner.microsoft.com/40031077

If you have any questions on this or future Academy Live webcasts, please contact us: mspal.

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Suzanne Lavine – Microsoft Corporation

Partner Territory Manager – Northern California/NV

Commercial Small/Mid Market & Partner Focus

VOIP: 415.972.6434

Email : suzl

Mobile : 510.703.4220

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Take any of our featured courses this month for a chance to win a 32-inch Samsung TV or $100 Best Buy gift card. There’s something for every job role (sales & technical), and solutions include Office 2010, Windows Azure, Visual Studio 2010 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

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Posted by on March 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

A new, FREE tool for your business

I want to tell you about Brandify.com, it’s a new tool provided by Microsoft to help small businesses with their online marketing efforts. We know that 97% of consumers research products and businesses online before they buy. So it’s more important than ever that your business show up online and your reputation looks strong when people are looking for what you have to offer.

It’s because of this we developed Brandify, a free service that helps you identify, monitor, and improve how your business “shows up online”. It’s free and easy-to-use, so I figured I’d let you know it’s available to you. If you use it, let me know what you think!

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

50 Quick Tips on Creating More Opporunities at WPC

Presents a WPC Webcast You Won’t Want to Miss!

50 Quick Tips on Creating More Opportunities at wpc

Join IAMCP’s panel of experienced Channel Veterans as they share getting the most out of this

year’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).

Topics on maximizing your time include:

ü Reviewing strategies on attending meetings, sessions and the expo hall

ü Learning how to connect by using the WPC Connect Tool EARLY

ü Reviewing written playbook, checklist and much, much more!

Register Today!

Choose the date that works best for you:

Monday, April 23 (12:00-1:00pm CST) register here

Thursday, May 10 (12:00-1:00pm CST) register here

Suzanne Lavine – Microsoft Corporation

Partner Territory Manager – Northern California/NV

Commercial Small/Mid Market & Partner Focus

Join the U.S. WPC 2012 Partner Community

As your Account Manager, I thought this would be of interest to you. If you prefer I not forward these types of communications, just let me know. To learn how to manage your contact preferences for other parts of Microsoft, please read our Privacy Statement.

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Register Now! — IAMCP Hosted Webcast: How to Submit an Award Winning Nomination for WPC!

Presents a WPC Webcast You Don’t Want to Miss!

How to Submit an Award Winning Nomination for WPC!

Join IAMCP’s panel of experienced Channel Veterans and WPC 2011 U.S. Partner of the Year to learn how to write a winning Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) Award submission that captures the attention of the judges and effectively describes what you’ve accomplished to get the recognition you already deserve.

Presenters:

· Stephen Hall, President and Chief Engineer for highly successful District Computers and Southeast IAMCP Regional Chair

· Howard M. Cohen, a freelance writer who spent three decades running award-winning Microsoft Partner firms and Northeast Regional Chair for IAMCP

· Laura Farrelly, Vice President, Microsoft Alliance at NewsGator Technologies, WPC 2011 U.S. Partner of the Year winner

Learn:

· WPC 2012 Award Overview

· Tips and tricks for writing the best submission from past award winners

· What you must include and what you should avoid in your submission

· Fundamental writing tips to help you compose more compelling content

· What the judges are looking for in your submission

Winning a Microsoft Partner Award is not only great recognition – it’s a great opportunity to promote the excellence of your Microsoft practice to your customers and prospects.

Join us on Monday, April 2nd at 10AM PST/1PM EST to learn how to submit an award winning nomination for WPC.

Register Today!

Best regards,

Suzanne Lavine – Microsoft Corporation

Partner Territory Manager – Northern California/NV

Commercial Small/Mid Market & Partner Focus

Join the U.S. WPC 2012 Partner Community

As your Account Manager, I thought this would be of interest to you. If you prefer I not forward these types of communications, just let me know. To learn how to manage your contact preferences for other parts of Microsoft, please read our Privacy Statement.

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Windows Server “8” Beta

Want more information on Windows Sever “8” Beta? We have just the course for you! The Overview of Windows Server “8” Beta course walks you through how to have a conversation with customers on Windows Server “8” and covers how Windows Server "8" delivers value in four key ways:

• How it takes you beyond virtualization

• Delivers the power of many servers

• Opens the door to every app on any cloud

• Enables the modern work style

Calls to Action:

• Take the Overview of Windows Server “8” Beta training!

 
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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Don’t Leave Money on the Table

 

West Region SMB
Licensing Boot Camp

  


Are you leaving money on the table?
Are you stumped by the complexity of Microsoft licensing?
Do you want to refresh your Solution Sales Skills?

 

Join Microsoft for a focused discussion on Solution Selling & Licensing Microsoft Solutions for partners selling into Small & Medium Businesses.

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

Microsoft Partners:

This power-packed three-hour boot camp is great for client-facing sales managers, account executives, and technical resources who are new in their role or who need a refresher on Microsoft’s licensing programs. And, if you’re already a Microsoft licensing expert, attend this boot camp and test your knowledge! We will review trends, tools, scenarios and tips to help you and your customers.



In just three hours, you’ll learn how to:

  • Refresh your Solution Sales Skills
  • Grow your business with the right licensing programs for your customers
  • Discover techniques to position Annuity with Microsoft Software Assurance
  • Enhance your profit margin with best practices
  • Understand Microsoft Cloud licensing options for your customers
  • Leverage incentives, rebates, financing and promotions to save money
  • Connect with local resources and knowledgeable experts
  • Gain invaluable insight on how to get more revenue from every sale

This event is designed to give you the knowledge you need to advise your customers, save money and build a Microsoft roadmap. Register today!

Sacramento, CA – Monday, April 16th from 1:30-4:30pm

Mountain View, CA – Wednesday, April 18th from 9:00am-12:00pm

Mountain View, CA – Wednesday, May 16th from 9:00am-12:00pm

San Francisco, CA – Thursday, May 17th from 9:00am-12:00pm

  

Register Today in a City Near You!

 

Sacramento, CA
Monday, 4/16
1:30pm – 4:30pm PT

 

Mountain View, CA

Wednesday, 4/18

9:00am – 12:00pm PT

 

Mountain View, CA

Wednesday, 5/16

9:00am – 12:00pm PT

 

San Francisco, CA

Thursday, 5/17

9:00am – 12:00pm PT

 

 

 


 

  

  

 

  


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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Inspiring. Influential. Hear Deepak Chopra speak at WPC 2012!

He’s inspiring and influential. Hear from Deepak Chopra at WPC 2012!

July 8 -12, 2012

LIVE UPDATES
COME HEAR INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED DEEPAK CHOPRA SPEAK AT WPC!

Don’t miss this inspirational opportunity to hear one of the foremost leaders in the field of mind-body medicine.

Register early and save $300 on an All-Access Pass.

Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, the internationally renowned physician and author, and thought leader of the mind-body-spirit movement will be the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 guest speaker! The Wall Street Journal called his business book, The Soul of Leadership, one of the five best business titles of 2011. Hear this speaker live and in-person at WPC 2012.

July is closer than you think. WPC 2012 kicks off in Toronto, July 8. Prepare for this world-class business-building event where partners showcase their business and solutions, interact, get recognized, learn and talk with others. Plan for a full five days of making connections and experiencing every opportunity at WPC 2012, July 8 – 12. Read what Jenni Flinders, Vice President U.S. Partner Group, says about the value of WPC.

WPC Early Bird Registration is open now through April 5!

Register nowand save $300 on an All-Access Pass. Begin preparing your travel early, taking into consideration any visa or passport needs. Business Travel Support (Visa) letters are available via the registration process.

Award Submission Tool is now LIVE!

Awards create positive exposure, generate buzz, and showcase best-in-class solutions. There are dozens of categories, including some new ones for 2012 suggested by partners. You decide which of the categories to compete in. Submit an award nomination for your company now through April 15.

We look forward to seeing you at WPC!

Best regards,

Suzanne Lavine – Microsoft Corporation

Partner Territory Manager – Northern California/NV

Commercial Small/Mid Market & Partner Focus

Join the U.S. WPC 2012 Partner Community

As your Account Manager, I thought this would be of interest to you. If you prefer I not forward these types of communications, just let me know. To learn how to manage your contact preferences for other parts of Microsoft, please read our Privacy Statement.

For any questions regarding this information, please contact us at (mswpc).

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Posted by on March 19, 2012 in Uncategorized