Technical networking
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Technical networking


Find, and share, valuable insight

Partner technical networking opportunities make it possible for you to get support from peers, partners, and Microsoft to help you better serve your customers and grow your business. Build stronger relationships with your technical peers. Influence product development and design. And learn about new products that can put you on the cutting edge of the technology market.


Partner Support Community

Participate in Partner Support Community to get answers to your questions about Microsoft systems and applications from Microsoft engineers. And connect with other partners to share technical information and ideas.

TechNet Evaluation Center

Start evaluating and using Microsoft products today. The Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center offers firsthand experience on the latest Microsoft technologies. Find downloadable trial software, hands-on virtual tutorials, fully interactive virtual hard drives, and beta releases.

MSDN community

Make developing for Microsoft platforms easier by engaging with the vibrant MSDN community. Find new opportunities to learn about Microsoft development technologies, get answers to your questions, or answer someone else’s questions through a variety of blogs, forums, videos, and application samples.

Microsoft Connect

Download the latest software. Take surveys. Exchange ideas in forums. And, most important, provide and review feedback about your experiences. Your contribution to Microsoft Connect enables Microsoft to develop some of the best software and services in the industry—and offers you the opportunity to learn about and have an impact on exciting projects.

Channel 9

Visit Channel 9 to contribute to discussions and interact with Microsoft employees and external software developers around the world.

Students to Business (for internships and entry-level positions)

The Microsoft Students to Business (S2B) program is a Microsoft community initiative designed to connect Microsoft partners with qualified students for open positions. Through S2B, you can hire dedicated, talented young professionals for internships, apprenticeships, and jobs within your organization.

Elance (for MCPs)

Elance matches certified independent professionals with Microsoft partners who are looking for experts on Microsoft technology and solutions. As a partner organization, you can post open jobs at no cost, access skilled experts from around the world, and hire Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) online and on-demand. As an individual partner, you can search for jobs that match your MCP skill set, apply for jobs with Microsoft partners, and submit proposals to new projects.