What’s new for US partners the week of October 2, 2017

Find out what’s new for Microsoft partners. We’ll connect you to resources that help you build and sustain a profitable cloud business, connect with customers and prospects, and differentiate your business. Read previous issues of the newsletter and get real-time updates about partner-related news and information on our US Partner Community Twitter channel. You can…


Revenue Growth Academy Webinar Series: Increase your customer value

Register for the Revenue Growth Academy webinar series for Microsoft partners to learn best practices for maximizing your customer value. This three-part series consists of 45-minute webinars and coaching sessions that cover specific strategies and tactics to help you grow revenue and retain your existing customers. Dates: October 24 – December 14 Topics include: Expand…


Skype for Business partner training schedule – Fall 2017

Skype for Business enables customers to connect with anyone, anywhere, on any device, with the enterprise security, compliance, and control that businesses expect from Microsoft. Skype for Business for partners Office 365 training for your team Office 365 technical presales and deployment services Office 365 Roadmap Find Skype for Business-related courses on the US Partner…


The IP Staircase virtual workshop series

According to The Modern Microsoft Partner Series, Part 1: The Booming Cloud Opportunity eBook from IDC partners selling packaged IP see gross margins of upwards of 65 percent. Partner IP is pivotal both to satisfying customer demand in the cloud and making money for your company. In this four-week virtual workshop series, we will introduce…


Join the Cloud Ready program and grow your cloud practice

The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program is the leading go-to-market licensing model for the Microsoft partner channel. We are currently seeing thousands of partners make the shift from Advisor and Open licensing models to CSP. Once partners are on CSP, the next challenge is to build a successful, profitable business as a cloud services…

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October 2017 Hot Sheet partner training schedule

Welcome to the US Partner Community Hot Sheet, a comprehensive schedule of partner training, webcasts, community calls, and office hours. This post is updated frequently as we learn about new offerings, so you can plan ahead. Looking for product-specific training? Try the links across the top of this blog. Connect and engage with us in…


Dynamics 365 Partner Community: Organization Insights for Dynamics 365

User adoption is a very important part of a successful CRM software implementation. We released Organization Insights in Preview with the Fall 2016 release of Microsoft Dynamics 365. It is now fully supported and available for download on AppSource. Organization Insights is a customizable dashboard that will give you visibility into how many people are…


MPN 101: Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Incentives

By Mike Stinogel, Director, US Partner Incentives Team In the Microsoft partner program, one of the benefits that partners get by being the Digital Partner of Record, is the eligibility to participate in incentive programs. Incentives are rewards for Microsoft sales or post sales activities like usage of Office 365, consumption of Azure, etc. Requirements…


Join your October SMB Partner Insider call

On the first Wednesday of every month, your Microsoft US team hosts a call for the SMB (Small & Medium Business) Partner Insiders. During this call you will get valuable and actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Sign up to be an SMB Partner Insider, if you haven’t already signed up. Register for the…


Resources to plan and deploy Microsoft Teams with Skype for Business

By David Branscome, Partner Technical Architect Over the last couple of months, I’ve received many inquiries from our partners and customers about the direction for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. Is Microsoft Teams going to replace Skype for Business? How can Microsoft Teams be integrated into a Skype for Business infrastructure? How can Teams…