What’s new for US partners the week of December 5, 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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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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Windows and Devices Partners: Sign up for the December 15 community call

The next Windows and Devices Partners community call is on December 15 at 12:00PM Eastern Time, 9:00AM Pacific Time. This month’s topic is about approaching conversations with customers about application compatibility, using Windows Upgrade Analytics Service. Sign up for the December 15 community call You may remember that several years ago, migration from Windows XP…

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MPN 101: Unlock additional value by using your Signature Cloud Support benefit

This is part 3 in a blog series about partner support benefits that are offered in the Microsoft Partner Network. Part 1: Know your support options Part 2: Technical presales assistance and training benefits Signature Cloud Support overview Partners with a gold or silver cloud competency are eligible for unlimited Signature Cloud Support incidents in…


Open Source Partners: Cloud Foundry – PaaS for cloud applications

Platform as a Service (PaaS) attempts to simplify the developing, running, and managing of applications. Platform as Service saves developers from the complexities of the infrastructure, and can improve the speed of developing an app, allowing the customer to focus on the application itself. For example, the customer manages the applications and data, while the PaaS manages runtime,…

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Data & Analytics Partners: Add value to your Internet of Things solutions with real-time analytics

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot topic, but it’s about more than just connected devices. The real value in IoT comes when you begin to use the data in creative ways. The December focus for the Data Platform and Advanced Analytics Partner Community is about how real-time analytics can introduce new opportunities for partners and…

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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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