Monday, March 24, 2008

2008 Microsoft Partner Award Opportunities

Microsoft recognizes a broad spectrum of partner innovation and contribution. From competency excellence to supporting nonprofit technology access, apply for awards that highlight your organization’s strengths.

You have two great opportunities for recognition – one local and one worldwide. Deadlines for submissions:
Local Area Awards: Due May 17, 2008
Worldwide Partner Conference Awards: Due April 4, 2008 UPDATE: April 8, 2008 (the deadline has been slightly extended)

Local Awards
Nominate Your Solution For A Local Award! Open Now!
Each semester, your local Microsoft team recognizes partners who have excelled in sales, marketing, growth, competing to win, partnering, and customer experience. Each winner will receive a custom-engraved plaque, a framed letter from the Area General Manager, and you’ll be included in a partner award press release. You can view full details on the award categories and self-nominate using our new web-based submision tool. Nominations for this award period are open from February 12 to May 17, 2008.

Worldwide Partner Conference Awards
Nominate Your Solution For A Microsoft Global Award! Open Now!
Each year, via its Worldwide Partner Conference Awards program, Microsoft recognizes partners who have delivered exemplary solutions built on Microsoft technologies. Awards are presented to winning partners at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, this year in Houston, Texas, USA July 7-10, 2008. This is a unique opportunity for you to showcase your solutions. Award winners and finalists benefit from increased press coverage, and market recognition that may drive new business opportunities. Award categories are aligned with Microsoft Competencies and specializations. Make sure your Competency enrollment is active, then nominate your solution using a web-based tool, between February 4 and April 4, 2008 April 8, 2008. The entry tool and detailed information about the Awards program can be found here.

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