The dates have been announced for Microsoft's upcoming For Partners' briefings, which will be held on five separate dates around the country. Sydney partners are in for a special treat, with Steve Ballmer - Microsoft's CEO - delivering the Executive Briefing. Everywhere else opens with a marketing and sales breakfast (Sydneysiders can attend this after Steve Ballmer's address), which covers, amongst other things, Microsoft's new Tablet PC and the company's Small Business Server Campaign, and how partners can join in.
Other seminars touch on Microsoft's Software Asset Management services and technical briefings on securing Small Business Server environments. There'll be online training available as well as Hands-on Lab manuals to take home. There will also be one Xbox given away at each briefing.
The briefings kick off in Brisbane on September 24 followed by Melbourne on October 1, then Adelaide on October 10, Perth on October 14 and finally Sydney on October 18. You can register for the various events at www.microsoft.com/australia/partner/events.aspn.