Windows 8 is certainly top-of-mind at the moment for most of us. As you might recall, Tami Reller’s demo during her WPC keynote address made clear that with Windows 8, we’re embarking on a new era of seeing, sharing, and doing more than ever before.
But the real question on my mind is, are you, our partners, ready for Windows 8? Customers are curious about what’s in store, and interest is high, which means that now is the right time to get the training you need to have conversations with your customers that lead to sales. The Windows team has worked with the Partner Network to put together programs for partners. Please work with your PAM to learn more about how to participate in these programs:
- Jumpstart PoC and Pilot to drive deployment
- MAAP/App Factory – Drive app development PoC/Pilot with customers
- SMB Tablet Wins program (more info coming soon)
- VL/Open offer (more info coming soon)
- Partner/Customer evidence program
In addition, Windows campaign assets are also available via the Partner Marketing Center. Now is the time to “gear up” with Windows 8 content and be prepared for the opportunities ahead.
Microsoft partner Modern Networks is already seeing the benefits of selling Windows 8. According to Senior Account Manager Rob Thursfied, “There’s a ‘wow’ factor with Windows 8 Pro that makes it incredibly easy to promote.” Don’t miss your chance to get in on this unprecedented opportunity.
Update 10/12/12: training link above updated