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 indiviÂduals 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, markeÂting 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.
“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
CyberMedia News Mumbai, March 14