Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blog Post: RECAP 5/20/11- Monthly Partner Call- Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Lync and the Microsoft Sales Specialist Program

On Friday, May 20, 2011 our West Region team, Benny Madrid – General Manager, West Region SMB&D, Rob Waggoner – Partner Solutions Technical Presenter and Michael Murphy– Local Business Development Manager SMB&D, hosted the Monthly Partner Call with a special guest Nick Lewis, CSE, Area Sales Manager, SQL Soft. They focused on getting you ready for the Office 365 launch and leveraging current tools like Lync with the new office. In addition, they provided insight into the Microsoft Sales Specialist program, training designed to take you to next level as a Microsoft reseller.


The Experts:

Rob Waggoner

Microsoft Technology Buzz: Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Lync

With Office 365 on everyone’s mind, Rob brought some light onto the new solution and how to begin position it with your customer base. With easy integration, low price point, and dynamic features, Office 365 Rob also discussed the various SKU’s to fit your customers’ needs and provided a live demonstration of the Lync capabilities.  


Scott Akin

Microsoft Sales Specialist Program

Scott highlights the various specializations you can receive with the Microsoft Sales Specialist Program from Business Intelligence to Systems Management. In addition, he walks you through the various steps to get accredited and the benefits of completing the certification. This program help to take you to next level as a Microsoft partner.


Nick Lewis & Michael Murphy (Murph)

Partners Corner

These two gentlemen take you to the Partners Corner, to get the partners perspective on working with and selling Microsoft Lync and their Renewals business. Hear some of the best practices used by QuickStart to be a valued Microsoft Partner.



Watch the May Monthly Webcast Now: Partner Learning Center.

To view, simply sign into the Microsoft Partner Network using your Live ID.

To download the decks from this month’s call, click here.


Next Monthly Partner Call:  June 17, 2011. As a reminder there is a new registration process in place for the upcoming Monthly Partner Calls. Register Now!


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*For all other West Region Partner announcements visit the West Region MPN Homepage.

Trista Rehn Moon Bloodgood Kristin Kreuk Molly Sims Monika Kramlik

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