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Are You a Microsoft Partner? There's an App for That

Microsoft on Monday launched a new app for Microsoft partners using Windows Phone 7 or Google Android devices that aggregates Microsoft Partner Network-related Twitter feeds, blogs, technical resources and partner and Microsoft MVP conversation threads.

The Microsoft Partner Info mobile app pulls together information from the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group and can include feeds from Microsoft subsidiary partner teams in several countries including Australia, Austria, Denmark, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

"I sincerely hope that this new app helps many of you not only identify resources you may not have been aware of before, but also helps all of you to consume that information more easily on a regular basis so that you are able to use it in your businesses as Microsoft partners," wrote Eric Ligman, Microsoft's director of worldwide partner experience, in a blog post Monday.

Microsoft Partner Info mobile app
The start screen for the Microsoft Partner Info mobile app.

The move is the latest step in Redmond's MPN-related effort to provide information to partners in whatever social media formats and device types partners want.

Ligman added that Microsoft product information is specifically excluded: "This is designed for Microsoft Partner related info, not a product related app. That is why product teams are not included."

Also excluded in the first rev of the app is a version for Apple iPhones and RIM BlackBerry devices. The app is available in the Windows Phone Marketplace, the Zune Marketplace and the Android Marketplace.

Posted by Scott Bekker on May 24, 2011 at 11:58 AM


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