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Another Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, another update on Microsoft's massive channel numbers. Last year at this time, Microsoft claimed 4,600 Gold Certified Partners, 28,000 Certified Partners and 266,000 Registered Partners. This month, Microsoft is reporting massive jumps in numbers at the Gold Certified Partner and the free Registered Partners levels, and a decline in Certified Partners.

The new numbers:

  • Gold Certified Partners: 8,000 (up 74 percent)
  • Certfied Partners: 22,000 (down 21 percent)
  • Registered Partners: 350,000 (up 32 percent)

Total: 380,000 (up 27 percent)

Posted by Scott Bekker on July 11, 2006 at 11:57 AM


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