Microsoft UK Partner Business Briefings – Book Now!

Microsoft Partner Network LogoThe popular Microsoft Partner Business Briefings are back, with Microsoft going on the road for 4 dates across the UK in Manchester, Birmingham, London and Aberdeen.

I’d strongly recommend registering as soon as possible, as these events tend to book up very quickly.

I’ll be attending the Birmingham event on 17th May, so if you’re in attendance – say hello!


Event Overview

The Partner Business Briefings in May provide the opportunity for you to get the latest business updates from Microsoft Executives; hear from current Cloud Partners about their successful Cloud business models and see how, as a Microsoft partner, you can collaborate with other partners to establish and extend your cloud offerings.

09.30 – 13.00

Welcome & Executive Keynote.

Update from our business managers and Microsoft Exec. Update on Microsoft vision and strategy and the evolution of our cloud offering. 

Technology Showcase

Cloud showcase for small and medium businesses, including demonstrations on our latest technologies, hosted and on-premise.

Transitioning to the Cloud “Practicalities”

Guidance on evolving your business model to make a successful transition to becoming a Cloud partner, with examples collated from Microsoft Cloud partners across EMEA. Delivered by independent consultants.

Partner Cloud Programme: Showcase

Insight from partner on their cloud programmes, showcasing the opportunity to establish your cloud offering through partnering with others.

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch and networking.

Take advantage of this time, and utilize the P2P connector (you may want to check this terminology and include a hyperlink here) to connect with other partners attending the event and start extending your partner network.

14.00 – 16.15

2 x Breakout Tracks

OEM Track: Increase business with your SMB customers

Access targeted resources and support to increase your OEM SMB business. Brought to you by Microsoft and Intel, this session will give you specialised sales training and provide details on the new SMB Accelerate Programme! The session will also touch upon the new OEM Express Deployment Tool, which simplifies pre-installation processes and dramatically reduces deployment time.

MPN Track: Create and maintain effective partnerships

ResourceiT present real world examples of a variety of partnerships that exist within the channel. This session will equip you to make the best decisions in relation to developing a more profitable collaborative business whether you are focused on cloud, on-premise or both.

You can register for the Microsoft Partner Business Briefings here, using one of the Invite Codes below.

Manchester (The Lowry Hotel)
Wednesday 11th May, 2011
Invite Code 4DEA77

Birmingham (The Radisson Blu Hotel)
Tuesday 17th May, 2011
Invite Code F60994

London (Cardinal Place)
Thursday 19th May, 2011
Invite Code 5537BF

Aberdeen (Ardoe House Hotel)
Tuesday 24th May, 2011
Invite Code 92457E



Richard Tubb is an Independent Consultant who works with IT companies to enable them to feel more in control and to grow their business. He is also a Microsoft UK Small Business Specialist Partner Area Lead (PAL) and the chair of the CompTIA UK Channel Community. You can e-mail him at or connect with him via Twitter and LinkedIn.


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