Category Archives: Hot Topic

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The Microsoft Partner Blog is now located at
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Posted by on December 18, 2009 in Hot Topic


Back from Vacation! Robyn Out!

Robyn is officially out on maternity leave until mid to late October. Please contact me for any PacWest items. I’m "officially" back from vacation and plowing through my emails. Response may be a little slow the next few days.
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Posted by on June 16, 2008 in Hot Topic


Windows Server 2008 Pre-Launch Support

Windows Server Pre-Launch Support  – Private Managed Newsgroup


We are pleased to invite you to participate in an Windows Server 2008 Pre-Launch Private Managed Newsgroup provided exclusively to valued solution partners!


We listened to your requests for pre-release support and are now eager to offer this resource to help you:


  • Post questions about the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 product
  • Learn tips from other partners

·       Engage in partner-to-partner conversations

  • Direct your feedback to Microsoft


Beginning December 3, 2007, this private Managed Newsgroup will provide no charge product support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008.  This service is provided in written International English only, with an accelerated service LevelMicrosoft engineers will provide a response to your posts within 12 hours – during the business hours of 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.


How do you receive this service and participate in this community?

Four easy steps:

          Access the newsgroup site at

          When prompted, please enter the secure code of “gows2008” (no quotes – this is a one-time registration) and the private Windows Server 2008 Pre-Launch newsgroup support community will load

          Click the topic on the left side navigation bar, and…

          Post your question or issue


We trust you will find this benefit useful as you prepare for the release of Windows Server 2008, and we look forward to receiving your feedback.


Should you have any questions regarding this benefit, please contact your local Regional Service Center.


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Posted by on December 13, 2007 in Hot Topic


Mobility Testimonial Needed – REWARDS!!!

have you (yes, you as a partner) or one of your customers have a great success story around mobility. Please email me at – we’ll make it worth your while!!
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Posted by on December 11, 2007 in Hot Topic


LAST MINUTE! Great Training on Dec 11, class not full!!

if you’ve had any appointments cancel for December 11th, i HIGHLY recommend this session. i sat in last time and partners were 100% satisfied and stated definitely worth their time and would make difference in their business.
Best Practices: Mastering the Mechanics of Growth and Profit
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Posted by on December 10, 2007 in Hot Topic


subscription options

want to determine which way Microsoft contacts you or not!
Here’s where you can update your profile:

1.       Sign In to partner site (upper right of the Partner Portal page “Sign In” “Sign Out”

2.       Click on “View Your Membership Account”

3.       Click on “Membership Center”

4.       Click on “Go to Your Individual Account”

5.       Click on “Edit Profile”

6.       Change the settings under “Your Communication Options”

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Posted by on December 6, 2007 in Hot Topic


In Person Event – SF with Margo Day

December 5th – IAMCP December Event – Keys to Build Sales & IT Talent 9:45 AM – 2:00 PM
Learn iT! – San Francisco


Keys to Build the Sales & IT talent for your organization & State of the Union by Margo Day, Microsoft West Region VP SMS&P!


9:30 am – 10:00 am: Registration & NETWORKING
10:00 am – 10:45 am: State of the Union, Margo Day
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Create your Inside Sales team, Jason Clause
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm: NETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Recruit and Retain IT talent, David Knapp


A major challenge to all organization is finding and keeping great people. Join us to learn keys to recruiting and retaining top Sales and IT talent.

IAMCP is excited to have three great presenters lined up this December.

Margo Day, Microsoft West Region VP SMS&P, will join the IAMCP meeting to give a Microsoft “state of the union” update on the Microsoft partner program, new releases, and business opportunities for partners. This will be a very interactive session with lots of time for Q & A!

Followed by TWO great presentations outlining what YOU can do to attract, build and sustain solid Sales & IT teams by Jason Clause with Bravo Marketing & David Knapp with RHI. 

Learn iT! – San Francisco
33 New Montgomery
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105              415.693.0250

Price: 20 USD Members: 0 USD – Lunch ProvidedRegister TODAY:

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Posted by on December 3, 2007 in Hot Topic