Microsoft have also recently launched a cool Find a Partner tool which ties in Microsoft Virtual Earth with the usual MS Partner Directory. Now you can quickly find and visualise not only the local Pizza place, but your local MS SBSC, Certified Partner or Gold Certified Partner. I’ve noted that it also shows those people with business that operate from home as their home address too so something to keep an eye on for sure! The picture shows up your top level competency and if you click next, it shows you that you may also be a Small Business Specialist as well.
You can find the new Partner Locator at http://www.microsoft.com/australia/findapartner/find.html