P2P Prometheus Award 2018 starts

Dear IAMCP members,

Each year the IAMCP provides an opportunity for Partners to recognize the Microsoft staff that work with them through the IAMCP Prometheus Awards. This is an important way to acknowledge and celebrate the people that make a real impact on Partner businesses. The awards recognize those who have provided an outstanding level of service to the Partner and will have shown exceptional commitment in supporting the Partners that they work with.

The IAMCP Prometheus Awards are presented annually to provide high-profile recognition of the top 5 representative regions. One award will be given in each of these 5 geographical areas.

Participating Regions 2018:

1. LATAM
2. CANADA
3. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
4. EMEA

5. INDIA

 Prometheus Award winners will be recognized in Las Vegas during Microsoft Inspire and potentially locally at Partner Summits.

 Please submit your nomination using this form: https://tinyurl.com/yc7npgxg

The nomination period will close on 11th May, 2018

IAMCP have created a process that establishes specific rules for nomination, voting and execution of the IAMCP Prometheus Awards. These awards will be granted by the IAMCP to Microsoft employees worthy of such merit.

 Any member of the IAMCP can propose candidates for the awards:

  • The nomination may not be conditional on obtaining specific benefits, either for the company or person nominating the candidate. No monetary or other incentive is to be made to the person nominating a candidate.
  • All candidates must be serving as a Microsoft Full time employee.

JUDGING CRITERIA
A Winning “Prometheus” candidate will demonstrate the following:

BUSINESS & PARTNER MANAGEMENT
· Manages the appropriate number of skilled partners for the local market
· Participates in a sufficient number/quality of partner planning discussions in any one year
· Balances Microsoft requests for information from partners with commensurate value in return
· Organizes and facilitates executive meetings between partners and Microsoft
· Understands Partners’ business needs and priorities
· Clearly communicates the gives/gets of the Microsoft/Partner relationship
· Advocates for Partners within Microsoft / Acts as a positive Representative of the Microsoft ecosystem / Remains professional under difficult circumstances 

PARTNER READINESS
· Proactively shares information and facilitates early access to reliable information
· Fosters partners learning opportunities such as training/certification

PARTNER TO CUSTOMER 
· 
Gives partner visibility to customers through broad customer awareness and/or 1:1 connections
· Helps partners grow their revenue or become more efficient
· Funds the appropriate number and type of partner activities
· Assists in closing sales opportunities with partners / Accompany partner visits with customers
· Removes barriers to partner sale

TIMELINE

April 16th: Nomination period is open

May 07thFinal call for nominations
May 11thNominations close
May 14th – 18thJudging period

June 1st:  Award-winners notified. Also notification of winner to MS local, regional and WW
June 1th Runners up notified by IAMCP in conjunction with Microsoft
July 17th, 2018: Awards event at Microsoft Inspire

Please contact info@iamcp.org with any questions about the 
IAMCP Prometheus Awards 2018.

Best Regards

IAMCP International Prometheus Awards 2018 Committee.

 

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Microsoft Inspire Speaker Nomination Form is now open

Dear IAMCP Colleagues,
The Microsoft Inspire Speaker Nomination Form is now open. This online form will allow Partners and Microsoft Subject Matter Experts to submit a session and speaker nomination for consideration at Microsoft Inspire.
The tool will close on Friday, April 13, 2018.
Below are the next steps/deadlines related to the Community Hub speaking opportunity:

Friday, March 16
Speaker Nomination Tool open – Nominate yourself or someone you know to speak!

Friday, April 13
Speaker Nomination Tool closes

Monday, April 16
Microsoft Inspire team will review submissions

Friday, April 20
Microsoft will communicate decision to submission owners
Detailed informational will be requested from content owners
For those selected, Microsoft may request revisions

Friday, April 27
Submission owners return revisions to Chelsea Hewitt
Thursday, May 3
Submission owners will provide final revisions

Monday, May 14
Sessions will be available to book in the session catalog

The Community Hub has 9 proposed topics for both the theater content and hot topic lounges for 2018:

  • Artificial Intelligence
    Diversity + Inclusion
    Big Data
    Internet of Things (IoT)
    Security (including GDPR)
    Partnering with Microsoft
    Partner-to-Partner (P2P)
    Skilling or Training
    Marketing/Social selling

If you have questions related to the tool, please email msinspirespkr@microsoft.com with questions. Any questions related to Community Hub, please contact Chelsea Hewitt at v-chhewi@microsoft.com

Best Regards,

Debra Pfundstein
IAMCP International Inspire Chair

Microsoft Project goes Agile

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Microsoft(r) presented new features – Scrum Sprints and Kanban board in the Microsoft Project. The features are available in Microsoft Project Online Desktop client. There are no current plans to add them to a standard Microsoft Project(r).

Proof links: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/projectsupport/2017/10/30/project-goes-agile/ , https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/projectsupport/2017/10/30/project-goes-agile/

The new features are integrated with usual Project functionality, which make them valuable for virtual teams, large-scaled projects, and start-up teams and developers.

How to engage with Microsoft

The IAMCP EMEA starts the “Refresh the Road Ahead” – Partner Interview to publish the book on how to engage with Microsoft.

The experienced Microsoft partners are interviewed and their opinion would be consolidated in the book.

Follow our updates. If you are invited for an interview, please invest 20-30 min. of your time to answer the questionnaire.

 

 

Dynamix NAV Special Interest group in the IAMCP EMEA

Great news come from the IAMCP EMEA – special interest groups are launching now, and the Dynamix NAV group is the first one.

Mr.Klaus Fander leads the group to establish strong partner channel and advocate partner community at MSFT Dynamix team. If  your business is related to Dynamix join the group. Just send an e-mail to Mr. Fander: kfa<at>acadon.de