What’s new for US partners the week of December 11, 2017

Find 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. Subscribe to receive posts from this blog in your email inbox or…


December 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…


Serverless: The most exciting new form of computing abstraction

Ali Hussain and Dale Kirby, Cloud Solution Architects One of the beautiful things about computer science and engineering is the endless abstraction needed to help us model and build incredibly complex virtual systems in everything from enterprise software to blockbuster video games. Distilled down to their essence, these systems are basically patterns of low and…


What is serverless computing?

Dale Kirby, Cloud Solution Architect By now, you may have heard all about serverless computing. There’s a good reason for all the chatter. Serverless computing has really kicked into high gear across the industry and every IT professional will want to understand the basic concepts and nuances of the serverless computing paradigm. But I need…


Modern bot development with Dynamics 365

Introduction to bots on the Microsoft Platform In today’s world it’s important for Dynamics Partners to understand the basics of bot technologies and their business value. Below you’ll see how CaféX, a Dynamics 365 Partner, is leveraging bots to deliver greater value to their customers and grow their business. In this post, I would like…

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What’s new for US partners the week of December 4, 2017

Find 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. Subscribe to receive posts from this blog in your email inbox or…


Modern Workplace Quarterly Update

Microsoft regularly announces product updates to its Productivity, Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S), and Windows & Devices solutions. Join the Modern Workplace Partner Community call on December 8 to hear about the recent developments. Microsoft develops dynamic solutions that constantly evolve to meet customer needs. EM+S is a great example. When that solution first came…

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Join the US SMB Partner Insider call on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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…


What’s new for US partners the week of November 27, 2017

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. Subscribe to receive posts from this blog in your…


Using Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to quickly detect and respond to data breaches

Willie Maul, Partner Technology Strategist In today’s digital world, data is a key asset. Now more than ever, it’s important that customers protect that asset. However, news of high-profile data breaches is starting to become the norm, especially with the Equifax incident this year. Cybercriminals are using more complex methods and have more resources to…