I AM a Microsoft V-TSP

I recently got selected to enroll in the Microsoft Virtual Technology Solution Professional (V-TSP) program. Today I received my Microsoft email address along with a Microsoft domain joined VHD 🙂 Don`t get me wrong. I will still be a full-time employee in Steria, but as a V-TSP for Microsoft I will help out Microsoft and customers in pre-sale, designing, and advising on Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager. The goal is to build a stronger relationship between Microsoft and its Partner Community, and at the same time provide customers greater access to product expertise.

So.. What is an V-TSP? Here is the official Microsoft statement:

The Microsoft Virtual Technology Solution Program (V-TSP) is a select group chosen from the elite in Microsoft’s partner community, whose focus is to augment Microsoft’s internal Technology Specialist team. Their primary role is to communicate the value of Microsoft Solutions to customers and to provide architectural guidance for Enterprise Integration solutions. The Microsoft VTSP program was designed to create a deeper relationship with Microsoft Partners, the Product Teams at Microsoft Corporate, and Regional Microsoft Offices, in order to provide highly skilled solution specialists to Microsoft customers. It is designed to enable a high performance team of partner-based resources to deliver pre-sale activities and resources to empower customers and help them meet their solution and integration needs.

As a V-TSP, I have access to online resources and documentation that are usually only for the Microsoft internal teams along with quite a few other cool benefits. 🙂

I`am very excited about this, and looking forward to get to work!!