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Dear Partners,

We hope you’re aware of the recent changes that have happened in our Partner Network.

However, we know it’s a lot to take in. You don’t always have the time to read all the communications we send you and it’s not always easy to know where to go if you have questions. That’s why we want to make it a little easier for you. We’re organizing a new call, this time focused on Cloud Essentials.

As you know, this Cloud program is coming to an end and we want to go over the changes and the other options there are for you.

We will hold this call on April 3 at 16h. The call will be 30 minutes long and will include some Q&A time.

If you’re interested in joining us, please send an email to and register for this MPN Live Meeting.

I hope to see you there!

Sara Holbrecht
Microsoft Partner Network Lead Belgium & Luxembourg

Dear Partners,

We’re happy and excited to announce that we’ve well arrived in Washington, D.C for the WorldWide Partner Conference 2014.

This year we are present with a huge BeLux delegation. With no less than 176 Belux attendees, amongst which 136 partners, we have by far exceeded last year’s attendance amounts.
Today the conference was officially launched with registrations and a great welcome feeling in the convention center. We’ve also been able to enjoy a Welcome Reception and with the BeLux sub we’ve watched the Worlcup Finals in a wonderful venue during our welcome lunch. 
Just like the previous years, we have organized a number of great side-activities with the BeLux delegation to enhance networking and accelerate our partnership. Of course we are also very much  looking forward to the many interesting and valuable break-out sessions. We’re especially excited about the Vision Keynotes taking place on Monday at 8:45 am and Wednesday 8:45 am, US local time. Satya Nadella will be giving an inspirational speech on Wednesday. If you want to follow either of these keynotes, make sure to stay tuned because we will be sharing the link to follow the Live Streaming.


Thank you for now, we’ll be coming back to you with more updates and hot news.

Greetings from Washington,
Leïla Minten MPN Lead BeLux

Azure splash


Dear partner,

Following the availability of Windows Azure in Open licensing as of 1st August 2014, Microsoft and Ingram Micro would like to invite you to our Windows Azure Splash trainings in July and August.

With this availability date fast approaching, we believe it is high time for us to help you get to know Windows Azure and all of its possibilities in terms of Hosting Solutions and Infrastructure.

Surf the Azure Wave!

To this end, we proudly introduce the Azure Wave! Much like surfing, riding this wave is a three step process:

Step 1: Complete preparatory work ahead of the training

· Azure 101

· Sign-up for Azure – with MPN Credits or Free Trial

Step 2: Attend 1 of the 2 full day Azure Splash trainings at Ingram Micro*

· Wednesday 9th July 2014

· Thursday 28th August 2014

Step 3: Complete post-training work to perfect your knowledge

· Attend all short sessions in the Azure pre-sales learning path track

*Please note: make sure to complete the recommended prep work before attending a training, as the training will dive deeper into the offered content!

Registration for the trainings is required.

Windows Azure technical Splash training – Session 1
Date: Wednesday 9th July 2014
Timing: 9:00 – 17:30
Register here.

Windows Azure technical Splash training – Session 2
Date: Thursday 28th August 2014
Timing: 9:00 – 17:30
Register here.





We hope to welcome you on 9th July or 28th August!

Sincerely yours,
The Microsoft Team at Ingram Micro Advanced Solutions


Short time ago we provided a (pre-)sales training regarding our new Enterprise Mobility Suite to partners in Western Europe.

In case you did not have the chance to participate … here are some helpful links:

· You can watch the recording here:

· And here are the slides: Enterprise Mobility Suite and PCIT_June 2014.pptx

The Enterprise Mobility Suite (“EMS”) is a single, comprehensive solution which includes the following:




“Hybrid Identity Management”

· Single-Sign-on for more than 1.000 SaaS Apps

· Connection between local AD and Azure AD

· Self Service Password Reset and Self Service Group Management

Azure Active Directory Premium

“Mobile Device & Application Management”

· Cross platform settings management for mobile devices

· Target-oriented provisioning of Apps

· Connection to local System Center Infrastructure

Windows Intune

“Secure Authentication & Data Protection”

· Multi Factor Authentication

· Efficient Access-Control and -restriction

· Audit Reports, Fraud detection

· Encryption of sensitive data (all types of files, also cross company)

Azure Active Directory Premium

Azure Rights Management Services (RMS)

I wish you successful Enterprise Mobility projects!

Many regards

Stefanie Steenbrugge


For more information on enterprise mobility solutions from Microsoft, please visit our website, download the whitepaper and learn about our new licensing suite.





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Maybe you recently passed a Microsoft Technical Specialist (TS) exam at the request of your Microsoft Partner Network employer. Great work! This may help your partner organization meet MPN requirements.

We want to help you, as an individual, also showcase your effort. After all, you’re the one who put in the time and energy to get certified.

I’m happy to announce that you can now showcase that knowledge and skillset on your personal LinkedIn page.

It’s simple—sign in to your LinkedIn profile (or set up a new account). Then go Profile, and Edit Profile. On the right-hand side of the page, you’ll see an option for Certifications. Click +Add and type in your recent certification. Make sure you select “Microsoft” from the Certification Authority field. Then click Save.

This option is available for TS certifications as well as Sales or Presales Specialist accreditations, too.

Let’s look at a few scenarios.

Let’s say you’re a systems admin who recently passed Exam 74-325 Administering Office 365 for Small Business. This helps your partner organization meet requirements for the Small Business competency—and helps you individually show off your technical knowledge of Office 365 accreditation. Add that to your personal LinkedIn page.

Or, maybe you’re in a sales role and took the Sales Assessment for Server Platform to help your partner organization meet requirements for the Server Platform competency. You’ve also individually earned the Sales Specialist accreditation for Server and Sales Specialist status. Add that to your individual LinkedIn profile!

By consistently updating your LinkedIn profile, you keep your name in front of your contacts via the LinkedIn news stream. You never know—maybe a potential employer is looking for your skills and the next great job is right around the corner.

As a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner and member of the Leading Belgian Learning Partners Association, RealDolmen Education has set up the ‘4 Gold ‘ action .

1 . For every official Microsoft training included in this action, you receive a free exam voucher worth € 150 .

Course Title Language Date Location
Developing Windows Azure and Web Services ( MOC 20487 ) EN 5-9/05 Huizingen
Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 ( MOC 20417 ) EN 21-27/05 Huizingen
Day – to-day management database in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 EN 2-6/06 Huizingen
Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8.1 ( MOC 20689 ) EN 11-13/06 Huizingen

2 . They also have something for the Office users: Specifically for you, they’ve set up a free training that will dramatically increase the efficiency of your daily Office usage.

Course Title Language Date Location
Easy job with your MS Office 27/ 05 NL Huizingen
Easy job with your MS Office 28/ 05 FR Huizingen



Registration for these courses can be done via

Partner of the Year Awards are presented each year at WPC based on a self-nominating process by partners. Winners are celebrated at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington D.C. from July 13-17.

Recognition, prestige, and opportunity for all Microsoft partners

Partners, this is your opportunity to vie for awards that can showcase your solutions built on Microsoft technologies to benefit our mutual customers.

How Partner of the Year Awards benefit partners

Receiving a Partner of the Year Award positions your company for new business opportunities, generates positive press coverage, and can lead to even greater market recognition.

Winners appear onstage at WPC 2014 in Washington D.C. to be recognized by their peers. Award winners are also invited to an exclusive celebration during the conference.

The Partner of the Year Awards nomination tool is open now until April 11, 2014, at 11:59 P.M. Pacific time. Get started.

Review the 2014 Partner of the Year Award guidelines

Familiarize yourself with the complete Microsoft 2014 Partner of the Year Award guidelines (PDF). Preparing all of your answers and supporting documents now definitely makes it easier to upload your final entry.

Got questions? Read the FAQ

Find answers to your frequently asked questions (PDF) about the 2014 Partner of the Year Awards.

Get valuable advice from the judges

Download the Guidance from the Judges (PDF) document for tips and tricks about how to create a winning awards nomination.

Review these helpful tips on how to create an award winning entry

Here are some terrific words of wisdom on creating an award winning entry (PDF) that judges want to read and that tells your organization’s story.

2014 Partner of the Year Awards official rules

The Partner of the Year Awards program is a skill-based contest with the objective to recognize the best solution(s). We encourage you to closely read through the 2014 official rules (PDF) for the program prior to submitting your entry.

More information is available at


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