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Microsoft launches Partner Academy in Mumbai

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Microsoft India recently launched its Partner Academy in

the country, the first such initiative in the Asia Pacific. This Partner Academy

is specifically targeted at the company's partners in India and has been

launched in three cities, Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai.

Speaking about the initiative, Sudev Muthya, Director,

(Enterprise and Partner Group), Microsoft India said, “We intend to train

close to 1,000 indivi­duals in a calendar year. Depending on the event's

success, we will increase the scope in the years to come.”

Microsoft Partner Academy is a global program that aims to

provide technical, marke­ting and other skills to partner community to enable

them to deploy large solutions and market the products in a better way. The

program is targeted at enterprise partners of Microsoft like, Wipro, HCL, HP and

SAP. The program is completely funded by Microsoft.

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“The next 12-18 months are very crucial for Microsoft; we

will see big product launches in this time period. So we are preparing the

market with the requisite skill sets to be able to scale up and make best of the

opportunity,” said Sudev.

The company has already conducted sessions for

approximately 50 people in Bangalore and Mumbai. The program has been fairly

successful in the Middle East and is being conducted by Vision 2 Engineer in

India.

CyberMedia News Mumbai, March 14

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