Program provided partners with hands-on technical and sales training and insight into using the latest Microsoft technologies.
Microsoft concluded the first part of its Gulf Partner Academy Program in Kuwait. Microsoft Partner Academy is a global training program that aims to provide technical, marketing and business development skills to Microsoft’s Gulf partner community and focuses on strengthening partner readiness to help them identify new business opportunities on current and future Microsoft products. The 2010 edition of the Gulf Partner Academy Program trained 15 partners in Kuwait.
Commenting on the importance of the Gulf Partner Academy Program, Ehab Mostafa, Country Manager for Microsoft in Kuwait said, “Having a good network of solutions partners is the key to successful outreach to our customers and we need to ensure that these partners are kept updated on the latest Microsoft technologies. The Microsoft Partner Academy Program reinforces our commitment to this market and empowers our partners, who are an integral part of Microsoft’s growth in the region.”
Microsoft partners who graduated from the Partner Academy are equipped with the skills they need to provide pre-sales consulting and professional services, post-sales support and training to their customers. The training also prepared partner sales teams for the new wave of Microsoft products such as Windows 7; Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.