I thought I should crow about this one...
I'm at the Microsoft Australian partner conference, being held on Hamilton Island. There are 633 Microsoft partners here and around 140-150 Microsoft staff, together with 23 exhibitors including Trend, Kaseya, Wacom, ProCurve etc.
Anyway, Friday night is the big gala dinner where the partner awards are given out. I'm proud to say we're a finalist for the Partner of the Year award for the Network Infrastructure category.
We're up against 2 giants - Commander & Southern Cross. Just being a finalist is something special but winning will be even sweeter.
Anyway, just in case you don't believe me, check out Nick Mayhew's blog post - http://blogs.msdn.com/nickmayhew/archive/2007/08/21/award-finalists-announced.aspx (scroll down to the bottom 25% in the list).
Note one key name missing from this list - Axxis! Mathew Dickerson is most certainly here dressed up with Axxis branded clothes and golf buggy, as you'd expect. I forgot to bring my camera to show you but then he really doesn't need any more publicity :)
If we win, expect another post and a rather sore head. If we don't win I'll still be very happy with being a finalist. Chalk one up for the SMB focussed partner.