Mark Leigh
One Commercial Partner Lead
Microsoft Australia



Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more and we know that our Australian partner community stands beside us in this mission every day. As partners, you make more possible, and we want to ensure you have access to the tools and information you need to compete, grow and continue to achieve amazing outcomes

To help you make the most of the exciting opportunities available to you as a Microsoft partner, today we’re launching a new digital experience for you. This tailored Australian experience is designed to help you navigate the information and resources available, making it easier to access local news, events and resources. We recognise that it isn’t always easy to find the information you need and I’m pleased to share that we’ve streamlined a number of our channels, with more Australian content now residing within the website. Today we’re launching three new destinations within the website:

  • Australia Partner Hub – This hub is the new destination for Australian content within the partner website. It is designed to help you capitalise on the opportunities available to you as a Microsoft partner, while linking to local blogs, features stories, events and readiness. Whether you want to re-register as a Microsoft partner, get more out of your existing partnership, or attain a silver or gold competency to showcase your expertise, the new hub includes all the solutions, tools, resources and support you need.
  • Microsoft Partner Community: Australia Zone – The Microsoft Partner Community (MPC) is a discussion community designed to drive partner and Microsoft business conversations. It will bring all Microsoft partners together on a global scale, and will replace our existing Yammer network which is localised to just Australia. The Microsoft Partner Community (MPC) has an area which is dedicated to Australian partners, known as ‘The Australian Partner Zone’. This area is a local community where partners and Microsoft employees can engage with each other around key topics of interest.
  • Microsoft Australia blog – Our new blog now sits within the partner website, providing you with access to the latest local announcements and thought leadership.

In addition to being the central place to access partner support, we’re excited to see the partner website evolve to meet more of the needs of local partners and we look forward to connecting with you through the new channels available. Thank you for your ongoing partnership as we continue to strive to provide the information and channels that our Australian partners need to make more possible.