​It’s been a busy week on the U.S. Partner Team blog and the U.S. Partner Training blog. If you have just a few minutes to get caught up on the latest news and information for U.S. partner, here are a few reading recommendations.

  • Partnering with Precision: Product Launch Prep for Partners. Microsoft U.S. Vice President for Partner Strategy and Programs Jenni Flinders offers her perspective and guidance to partners about staying informed about, and capitalizing on, the latest Microsoft product releases.
  • How to Prepare for Windows 8. It’s a veritable cornucopia of partner resources for Windows 8 in our new online guide. Yes, it’s a lengthy list, but I think you’ll find something new for yourself, your business, or your team that helps you dig into the Windows 8 opportunity.
  • Built for Need—OEM Partners Deliver Industry-specific Devices. Vice President for the Microsoft U.S. OEM Division Peter Han talks about building devices that meet customer needs in specific industries like education, finance, government, and healthcare.
  • November and December Practice Accelerator Sessions. Build your services practice around Microsoft products and technologies. Practice Accelerators offer a detailed framework of resources for deployment that start at pre-engagement and go through post-delivery.
  • Microsoft Office 365 Email Migration Offer for Cloud Partners. Quest Software is extending a special offer for Microsoft partners who are members of Cloud Essentials or Cloud Accelerate, to more easily migrate their employee mailboxes to Microsoft Office 365 (taking advantage of the internal-use rights that are a benefit of our Cloud Partner Programs). Offer ends 12/31/2012.
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