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Microsoft Partner Programs in Australia
Microsoft Partner Programs in Australia
Microsoft Partner Programs in Australia
Microsoft Partner Programs in Australia
Microsoft Partner Programs in Australia
Microsoft Partner Programs in Australia
Microsoft Partner Programs in Australia
Microsoft Partner Programs in Australia
Microsoft Partner Programs in Australia
Microsoft Partner Programs in Australia
Microsoft Partner Programs in Australia
Microsoft Partner Programs in Australia
Microsoft Partner Programs in Australia
Microsoft Partner Programs in Australia
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Microsoft Partner Programs in Australia

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An overview of Microsoft Partner programs in Australia, as at August 2009. Needs updating with the latest Partner Network changes, but is still a good overview of programs. Also needs to have …

An overview of Microsoft Partner programs in Australia, as at August 2009. Needs updating with the latest Partner Network changes, but is still a good overview of programs. Also needs to have Websitespark added.

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  • 1. Microsoft Partner &amp; Subscription Programs<br />Craig Bailey<br />www.craigbailey.net<br />August 2009 <br />
  • 2. Agenda<br />What is Microsoft?<br />The importance of partners<br />Partner programs<br />Subscription programs<br />Matrix of Partner &amp; Subscription<br />Thoughts<br />Questions + Share Tips<br />
  • 3. Agenda<br />TechNet<br />MSDN level<br />Partner <br /><ul><li>Registered
  • 4. Action Pack
  • 5. Empower
  • 6. Certified
  • 7. Gold Certified</li></ul>BizSpark<br />
  • 8. Microsoft is a marketing company<br />Based on 2005 employee figures:<br />Source: p37 Partnering With Microsoft (2005 - Dinsmore &amp; O’Connor)<br />
  • 9. Partners are key<br />Partnering with Microsoft<br />Ted Dinsmore <br />&amp; Edward O’Connor (2005)<br />(My book review here)<br />‘Partners are in our DNA...’<br />Allison Watson, <br />Corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group<br />
  • 10. Overview of Partner Programs<br />BizSpark<br />Microsoft Partner Network (changing Oct 2009)<br />Registered Member<br />Action Pack (MAPS)<br />Empower for ISVs<br />Certified Partner<br />Gold Certified Partner<br />
  • 11. Other Partner Programs<br />Technical Adopter Program (TAP)<br />Metro (previouslyAscend &amp; Touchdown)<br />DreamSpark<br />Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP)<br />Microsoft Learning &amp; Certification<br />
  • 12. Subscription Programs<br />Microsoft TechNet<br />Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN)<br />
  • 13. TechNet<br />TechNet: For evaluation use only – not for production or development environment use<br />MSDN : For internal development, staging and testing, but not production servers<br />
  • 14. MSDN Subscriptions<br />
  • 15. Partner/Subscription Matrix<br />
  • 16. Benefits<br />Software<br />Events<br />Training<br />Partner Profiles<br />Finance options<br />Possible media exposure (example)<br />Partner Conference<br />Access to Account Managers <br />Partner Account Managers (PAMs)<br />
  • 17. Tips for being a partner<br />Understand Microsoft has limited resources<br />They want to sell more stuff<br />You benefit when you help them sell more stuff<br />Understand terms: <br />Corp vs Field<br />Service Provider vs Reseller vs ISV<br />Mistakes:<br />Thinking being a Partner means Microsoft is a charity solely there to help you<br />
  • 18. Summary<br />TechNet<br />MSDN level<br />Partner <br /><ul><li>Registered
  • 19. Action Pack
  • 20. Empower
  • 21. Certified
  • 22. Gold Certified</li></ul>BizSpark<br />
  • 23. Questions + Suggestions<br />Your experiences?<br />Craig Bailey<br />www.craigbailey.net | twitter.com/craigbailey<br />

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