In case you missed it: Key announcements – Partner awards, Microsoft Inspire price extension, and US Area Celebration

The Microsoft 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winners and finalists were announced last week! There were over 2,600 nominations from 115 countries for the 39 different global award opportunities. U.S. partners won 17 of 39 award categories. Congratulations to all our U.S. award winners and finalists, and thank you to all our partners…


4 tips for first time attendees at Microsoft Inspire

Microsoft Inspire 2018 is just over a month away, and as an added benefit for our partners we’ve extended our early registration discount! Save $300 when you register today—the price goes up June 15! This year’s event offers even more opportunities for first-time attendees. Opt in to the First-Time Attendee Mentor Program when you register,…


June 2018 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…


ANNOUNCING: The Microsoft US OCP Virtual Partner Briefing

Microsoft has always been a partner-driven company. Today, with a $1.7 trillion total addressable market for digital transformation solutions, the opportunity has never been greater. Now is the time to claim your stake! The 2018 Virtual US One Commercial Partner (OCP) Briefing is your chance to hear directly from our Microsoft US leadership team, including our…


Top stories for US partners the week of June 18

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…


Microsoft Inspire 2018: Azure Government sessions

If you’re attending Microsoft Inspire 2018, and interested in learning more about building a profitable practice around Microsoft Azure Government, here’s a list of sessions to add to your schedule. These session recommendations are designed for partners who specialize in government and public-sector areas, whether that’s all or just a portion of your customer base….


Exclusive Preview: Microsoft Inspire experiences for U.S. partners

It’s been an exciting few months for the Microsoft Inspire U.S. Partner Experience team. We are preparing for a first-of-its-kind event for Microsoft—the co-location of Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft’s largest partner event, and Microsoft Ready, Microsoft’s internal readiness event to kick-off the new fiscal year. In bringing our valued partners and Microsoft executive, sales, and marketing…


Partner Solution Brief: Office 365 security in the public sector

Microsoft Partner Solution Briefs are an ongoing series aimed at helping you, our partners, learn from one another with real-world examples. The brief provides a quick overview with context on business challenges, real examples of partner solutions, and the outcomes. The challenge Planet Technologies is driving new opportunities in the public sector through Microsoft Office…


Top stories for partners the week of June 11

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…


How to recommend the best practice on Microsoft Azure

One of the directives of the One Commercial Partner (OCP) team at Microsoft is to help partners build net new practices and solution offerings using the Microsoft cloud. In our travels, we’re often asked, “What’s the best practice for …?” The answer is always, “It depends,” and frequently creates the opportunity for a long discussion…

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Dynamics 365 Connected Field Service

Introduction to Connected Field Service Microsoft Connected Field Service is a framework that provides a gateway from Microsoft Azure IoT Solution Accelerators (formerly Azure IoT Suite) to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for field service. It’s currently deployable from AppSource under the name Connected Field Service Add-on and is free to install. Our product team has invested…

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