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Small Business Symposium

 
 

  

Microsoft Small Business Symposium 2007
An exclusive event to help you maximize growth.

9 July 2007 / Denver, CO

Dear Microsoft Partner:

As someone dedicated to helping your small business clients grow and thrive, are you sometimes surprised by the challenges your own company’s growth presents to your ongoing success? Sudden or even steady growth can test the processes, people, and values that distinguish your company from the competition.

To help you maximize your growth, we’d like to invite you to our second annual Microsoft® Small Business Symposium. Network with industry peers at this full-day event as you:

  • Hear directly from Michael Risse, Vice President of Small and Medium Business, about Microsoft’s vision and roadmap in the small business marketplace.
  • Learn from well-known industry leaders how to manage your time, increase business value, and reduce financial barriers to continued growth.
  • Attend Business Growth breakout sessions presented by your partner peers and take away successful best practices that you can put to work for your business.
  • Find out about upcoming Microsoft technology and how to use current Microsoft solutions to boost business success for you and your customers.

Conveniently held just one day before the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, the Microsoft Small Business Symposium will take place on July 9, 2007, in the U.S. city of Denver, Colorado.

The cost for this event is only US$99 for Microsoft partners and the event is free for all Microsoft Small Business Specialists. This was an extremely popular event last year and demand is high, so make sure to register today—seats are limited!

Learn more about this exclusive event and register today!

   

  

 

Microsoft Partner Program alert: You may need customer references!

It’s that time of year again – time for Microsoft Partner Program reenrollment.  Most partners need to focus on renewing their customer references, which may expire on your anniversary date and impact the status of your competencies in MSPP.  Call us for help at 1-800-SOL-PROV or email mspp-na@microsoft.com.  We’ve also added a new resource this year based on feedback from our partners, the MSPP Experts team. If you need more of a consultative discussion on how to meet the points requirements, what competencies to focus on or just a deeper discussion on the program, reach out to the MSPP Experts team at 877.254.6825 or msppexp@microsoft.com.

 

Below are the steps to renew. If you run into any challenges in the process you can contact the Partner Program Service center at the number below. 

 

If you are qualified         , this process will take about 15 minutes!  To review your status follow the below steps:

1.       Log into your partner profile by visiting https://partner.microsoft.com/ and click the “sign in button”(you will either need to be the primary partner program admin for your organization or have admin rights to view and update your firms status in the program  )If for some reason you are no longer the correct contact please make sure this action is assigned to someone at your company.  If you need to change the primary contact for your firm for the Microsoft partner program, please contact the Regional Service Center (phone below)

2.       Once signed in, if you have admin rights you’ll see the yellow box (View your membership account). Click on this then on Membership Center.

3.       Once in the Membership center you’ll see a note under the “messages” section indicating that your firm is now in the re-enrollment period. This should include a link to start the re-enrollment process.

4.       If you don’t currently have the points required to re-enroll (50 for Certified, 120 for Gold), review the Partner Points summary by clicking on the Membership Center drop down , the Partner Points.  This will show you a summary of your current partner points and the maximum you can achieve in various categories.  Keep in mind that

 

Tip: Based on our analysis, the area that most partners will need to focus is on renewing their customer references. Customer references last approximately 2 years.  This year is the 2 year point since we implemented this requirement in the Partner Program so a bulk of our partners will need to update their references to renew back into the program.

 

Resources:

 

Microsoft Partner Program Hotline (Regional Service Center)- 800-SOLPROV –  For any questions or issues related to the Microsoft Partner Program and Re-Enrollment.

Email Regional Service Center:  MSPP-na@microsoft.com 48 hour response time

 

MSPP Experts: A new resource to provide MSPP competency coaching and guidance as well as answering general MSPP questions.  The Experts will also provide MSPP re-enrollment coaching, tips & tricks for partners: 877.254.6825 or msppexp@microsoft.com

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2007 in Microsoft Partner Program Information

 

Partner Program Reenrollment Demonstration

 
Check out this site to see step-by-step demonstration (with audio) on how to get through the Microsoft Partner Program reenrollment.
 
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Posted by on February 13, 2007 in Microsoft Partner Program Information