Connect and engage with us in the US Partner Community

The new face of business is emerging as companies continue on their digital transformation journeys. With the greater cloud opportunity forecasted by IDC* to reach $500 billion by 2020, Microsoft has aligned its partner program, the Microsoft Partner Network, to provide the resources you need to build and sustain a profitable cloud practice, connect with…

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Partners plan for the future at our Cloud Ready workshop

More than 60 partners joined us in November at the Cloud Ready workshop in Irvine, California to learn about transforming their businesses to capitalize on the Microsoft Cloud. The Cloud Ready workshop is structured to help partners build and sustain a profitable, cloud-oriented partner business, through a mix of expert instruction and conversations with partners that have been through Cloud Ready and…

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EMS Partner Community: Focus on partner technical and sales resources for enterprise mobility

I am always excited to find a new resource that helps me do my job better, like quality presentation materials, a compelling demo, or great online training. And, when it’s useful to me, I enjoy being able to share my find with my colleagues and partners. This month’s topic in the EMS Partner Community is partner…


Azure Partner Community: Telling the Azure Networking story

Networking is a foundational component of any Microsoft Azure solution, but it’s often not discussed in customer conversations until the customer brings it up. Partners are missing the opportunity to present the value of the Microsoft Cloud by neglecting to talk about this with customers up front. The Azure networking story continues to develop and…

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Register for your December 2 SMB Partner Insider regional call

Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call on Friday, December 2. On these calls, you’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, and sales, technical, and marketing experts: Partner Sales Executives, Partner Channel Development Managers, and Partner Technology…

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Application Development Partners: Introduction to Xamarin

Over the last few years, Microsoft has developed an excellent Integrated Development Environment in Visual Studio. One of the gaps we identified in that toolset was around the mobile space. To address that need, Microsoft acquired the mobile development company, Xamarin, allowing us to offer a fully-featured IDE for Android, iOS, Windows, web, and cloud. The…


Office 365 Partner Community: Focus on Microsoft Teams

Technology continues to increase the opportunities and volume of collaboration within, among, and across teams and organizations. A study conducted by Microsoft indicates that employees participate on nearly twice the number of teams they did five years ago (Microsoft: US Information Worker Survey, 2009 and 2014). Team dynamics are also changing. Teams today comprise a mix of employees and outside vendors. They…


What’s new for US partners the week of November 21, 2016

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…

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EMS Partner Community: Trust your authentication – Azure Active Directory

The concept of identity as the new perimeter has moved from being a radical new idea to a truism with information security professionals. It’s a concept that’s also well understood by hackers. The facts are telling – identity compromise has been the cornerstone of most breaches in recent years. That’s no surprise, since successful authentication…


Open Source Partners: Focus on fast big data

In the October community call, we discussed the opportunity for partners to produce domain specific solutions using Azure Container Service. The November focus for the Open Source Solutions Partner Community is OSS and big data. In this post, I’ll provide an in-depth look at a trending solution called the SMACK stack – a valuable solution for every partner’s…

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