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The productivity takeaways from Microsoft’s partner update

Disclosure: Microsoft is a client of the author.

Microsoft presented some major changes to its partner program this week, such as eliminating the old badging system (Silver, Gold, etc.) and replacing it with classifications tied to product verticals. This reminds me a lot of the way we measure progress in multi-player games, where levels are tied to skills. We know gamification, when done right, can increase productivity by establishing clear goals and a specific process tied to achieving them.

In addition, while watching the presentation on Microsoft Teams, I noticed a feature that these collaboration/conferencing products need, but do not yet have — one that would be easy to create and could be a game changer for people who must present on tools like Teams.

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Source:: Computerworld