Partners – the time is now!  The 2013 Partner of the Year Award nominations close on April 5, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST.  Have you uploaded your nomination yet? We want to celebrate you and your organization onstage at WPC and at the award luncheon with Steve Ballmer as a winner.

 
Winning a 2013 Partner of the Year Award at WPC will help you create new and stronger business connections.  It will provide your customers with a very positive perception of your business and also help increase your overall market recognition.  Award winners have bragging rights for an entire year as a prestigious Partner of the Year Award winner!
 
Awards are open for partners across the Microsoft Partner Network – you don’t need to have a gold competency to be eligible for many of the awards.  In fact, new awards have been added to celebrate partners new to Microsoft and their contributions including the Windows 8 App Award, Office/SharePoint App Award, Presales Technical Specialist Sales Excellence Award and two Start-Up Cloud Awards for both Developed and Emerging Markets.  Review the complete Award Guidelines to find awards that match your organization’s contributions over the last 12 months.
 
Need help entering your nomination via the Award Tool?  Follow this simple step-by-step tutorial.
 
Need some inspiration or help pulling your award entry together? Review these terrific tips on creating an award winning entry.
 
What are you waiting for? Get started today! You can self-nominate for the 2013 Partner of the Year Awards now until April 5, 2013 at 11:59 P.M. Pacific time.
                                                                                           
 
Good luck and thank you for all you do for Microsoft –
Julie