Microsoft Partner Network (MPN)


Parsing Through the WPC 2013 Rumors (UPDATED)

Are PAMs going away? Is a major partner executive leaving? As usual, there were plenty of rumors floating around this year's Worldwide Partner Conference floor -- some more well-founded than others. Howard separates fact from fiction.

WPC: Microsoft To Include Windows Embedded Partners in MPN

Microsoft plans to transition its Windows Embedded partners into the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) in the coming months, the company announced on Tuesday during its Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston.

2013 Microsoft National Systems Integrators (Full List)

The Microsoft National Systems Integrators are a special group of U.S. partners with super-regional scale and special expertise. Here is the full list of the partners who made the category in Microsoft's 2013 fiscal year.

Partners To Get Direct Billing for Office 365 Wednesday

Seven months after announcing that partners would soon be able to handle customer billing for the Office 365 suite, Microsoft will officially start the program tomorrow.

Marching Orders 2013: 11 Things Microsoft Partners Need To Do in the New Year

Channel luminaries offer their best advice to help Microsoft partners succeed in the coming year.

Q&A with Microsoft's Top Channel Exec: Is the MPN Still Worth the Cost?

RCP asks Microsoft's Jon Roskill about the increase in price to gain the gold competency and the overall value of the 2-year-old Microsoft Partner Network.

Microsoft To Consolidate MPN Competencies in November (CHART)

Microsoft is reducing the number of competencies in the Microsoft Partner Network this month from 29 to 25.

Microsoft ISVs and VARs Finding Success in Partner-to-Partner Deals

The days of the one-stop-shop Microsoft partner are over. But sometimes customers want more than a partner can deliver. Smart partners turn to P2P relationships to keep their businesses strong.

2012 RCP Salary Survey: Boom After Bust for Microsoft Partners

By all accounts, the market for technical employees is tight. Even as national unemployment remains high, partners across the country report low tech unemployment and intense competition for talent. Against that backdrop, we release the sixth annual RCP salary survey.

MPN Changes Coming November To Include Gold Price Hike

Other tweaks on tap for November include consolidation of app dev competencies, shuffling of SharePoint competencies and recasting of the Desktop competency.

Microsoft: Still Crazy After All These Years

Some people might look at the "new" Microsoft and say it's less personal, more corporate. Those people would be wrong.

Windows 8 Now Available to Microsoft Partners

Microsoft partners with Gold or Silver competencies can now access the Windows 8 "release to manufacturing" (RTM) version.

What Microsoft's About-Face on Office 365 Billing Means

Despite snubbing its OEMs with the Surface, Microsoft's decision to allow direct billing with Office 365 shows that Redmond still has its partners' back.

For Top Partners, Microsoft Extends Invitation into 'Elite' Clubs

Microsoft is looking to add U.S. partners to special programs serving SMB customers both on-premise and in the cloud.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partners: Innovating in the Network

For Microsoft partners to remain relevant, they have to stay on top of Microsoft technology and keep aligned with customers' real needs.

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