I have blasted Microsoft (more particularly, the Microsoft Partner team) about their Partner Web site in the past, and was particularly vocal about the problems with the process of renewing our membership as a Gold Certified Partner in January, 2008. (You can see my rant here, and my follow-up rant here.)
In the spirit of giving credit where credit is due — kudos to the Microsoft Partner team for improvements to the re-enrollment process AND the stability of partners.microsoft.com. I recently re-enrolled Digipede as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and the process went without a single hitch this year.
Clearly, there are still lots of improvements that can be made to the Partner Web site (my suggestions from last year are still relevant), but streamlining the re-enrollment process and improving the stability of the site are much appreciated. Thank you!