Hats off to the BPOS Partner Team and particularly to Damon Sununtnasuk for winning a gold ITSMA Gold Award for Marketing Excellence. Enabling the Cloud for the Microsoft Partner Channel: Quickstart for Online Services
The site is www.quickstartonlineservices.com and Damon has worked long and hard to insure that the latest info is available to Partners who want to ramp up a BPOS practice.
There is also a cool features on this site that most people don’t know about – the “special” wiki. While it looks like a normal wiki, it is anything but. As information about services is constantly being updated, it is hard for Microsoft to figure out how to keep content updated as quickly. So what they did create some authenticated web services that links the quickstartonline wiki to the INTERNAL ONLY wiki hosted on an intranet site and run by the technical product management team. As a result, all that needs to happen for Partners to get the latest updates is for a product manager at Microsoft to update their content, check the Partner box and it gets pushed to quickstartonlineservices.com for all partners to see. So information flows directly from the PMs to Partners without a lot of layers in between.
The dates on the wiki all show 5/10 so I don’t know if this has been currently functioning, even so, it’s a great idea and I hope it grows into something even more agile.