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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Register for a special vmLIVE: Rick Jackson discusses the Software Defined Datacenter

Join Rick Jackson, VMware, CMO on December 4, 2012 for a special vmLIVE where he will discuss the Software Defined Datacenter and the leadership role that VMware is playing in defining the industry. Learn how VMware can help Partners and customers navigate through this major IT transition. Register today.

New My VMware Features and Functionality Available November 23

VMware will add new features and functionality to My VMware on November 23, 2012. These enhancements are the direct result of your feedback and requests, and enhance the management of users, license keys and contracts in My VMware by you and your customers.  Improvements were also made to the internal business processes for Order Management order confirmations.  In additional, we anticipate an increase in overall Customer satisfaction with this release. Highlights of the new updates include:

  • Streamlined access to frequent tasks by adding “right click” menus to the folder list in the Licensing area
  • Improved access and visibility of license key notes
  • Increased visibility for current account
  • Enhanced access for downloading a product purchased from the online store
  • Order Confirmation emails will now be sent to Partners on standard order types where there is no IB traceable items (i.e., Bill Only SKUs, an ELA renewal order).

Learn more about these updates today.

Healthcare Specialized Partners: Free Demand Generation Campaign

Are you a North American Healthcare Specialized Solution Provider? If so, a new demand generation campaign is exclusively available to help you drive more desktop virtualization sales. If not, get specialized to get this and other resources. Learn about the campaign and the Healthcare Specialization.

Partner Exchange 2013 Registration is Now Open

Registration for VMware Partner Exchange 2013 opened today. The Pre-Conference Boot Camps take place February 23-25 and the conference and exhibits  run from February 25-28.

VMware Partner Exchange is dedicated to educating and enabling you to sell and deploy VMware products and solutions successfully.  Register now to secure your spot at Partner Exchange to further enable your business to thrive in this new cloud era.

North America Partners – Extended Triple Point Promotion – Earn Sales Rewards Points by closing advantage + deals through Dec 31, 2012

The VMware Sales Rewards program rewards Solution Provider Partners and their accredited sales staff, for sales and training activities, with reward points to spend on merchandise, gift cards, travel experiences, and more.

For every Advantage+ deal that you close through December 31, 2012 you can earn up to 4500 Sales Rewards points by combining your Sales Rewards incentives:

  • Closing an approved advantage+ deal
  • Acquiring a new VMware customer
  • Selling specific VMware product SKUs

Click here to learn more.

New VMware vShere 5.1 Courses Available

New to VMware vSphere or looking to update your skills? VMware Education’s new 5.1 courses will fit your training needs. VMware vSphere: What’s New 5.1, VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage 5.1 and VMware vSphere: Optimize and Scale 5.1  are now available.

VMware Partner Awards Nomination Deadline Extended to November 30

The deadline to nominate your organization for a VMware Partner Exchange Award has been extended to Friday, November 30, 2012. Open to all VMware partners worldwide, the awards are designed to recognize partners providing the most innovative and comprehensive VMware solutions to their customers. This is your chance to be recognized by your peers as the best of the best among top VMware partners.

This year’s competition features 17 different award categories. Partners compete regionally with regional winners earning a chance to win the global award. Contact your Partner Business Manager or visit the Partner Central awards page to learn more.

The VMware Cloud Index 2012 – Now Available

The VMware Cloud Index 2012 is now available. Check out the results from the largest cloud-related study commissioned in Asia Pacific surveyed 6,500 IT leaders from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. View the report.

More Ways to Earn with Competencies Including the VMware vCloud Suite

VMware Solution Competencies are a proven route to revenue and profitability and Solution Rewards are now available for the new vCloud Suite. Learn more about updated Competency requirements and new products within the recently updated VMware Solution Competency Guide.

Good Relationships Start with Good Communication – Customer Survey

VMware is on a mission to improve the Customer Experience. The first step is to listen. Half of our customers will receive an email from Allegiance, our third-party vendor, asking for their feedback in early November, 2012. The other half of our customers was assessed in June, 2012, and VMware made changes in response to their feedback, including removing vRAM pricing from vSphere. Please encourage your customers’ participation. Questions? Email us at customerfeedback@vmware.com.