What’s new for US partners the week of July 17, 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…


Build a Cloud Ready partner business - new virtual series starts May 25

Since April 2017, the Microsoft Cloud Ready consulting offering has helped more than 800 partners with mighty cloud ambitions. While many Cloud Ready participants are Microsoft partner companies who are considered small or medium sized businesses themselves, they serve customers of all sizes and across industries. So far, Cloud Ready partner companies have generated a pipeline of close…

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What’s new for US partners the week of June 26, 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…


Reserving your spot at the US Partner Celebration

As I mentioned in my earlier post, we are hosting this year’s US Partner Celebration at the newest Washington, D.C.’s landmark – the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum tells the history of the African-American experience, and has been an overwhelming success since it opened its doors in September…


Windows and Devices Partners: Microsoft Inspire 2017 events and session recommendations for Windows and Devices partners

Windows and Devices booth at Microsoft Central Visit the Windows and Devices booth at Microsoft Central to learn more about deployments, Desktop as a Service, Security Services, and get your questions answered by Microsoft subject matter experts. We will have industry, technology, and device displays, so you can stay up to date on new market…


Office 365 Partners: Cloud productivity and Voice sessions at Microsoft Inspire 2017

  If you’re attending Microsoft Inspire 2017, and interested in learning more about building a profitable practice around Microsoft Office 365 and Voice, you should consider adding this curated list of sessions to your Session Schedule in Connect. These session recommendations include topics like new opportunities in Office 365 & Voice, Advanced Security, and expert guidance…


The economics of partnering with Microsoft

The question that most partners have is what can I get out of my membership with the Microsoft Partner Network? I recently sat down with a group of Cloud Ready partners and discussed this question with them. According to Chaitra Vedullapalli, Chief Marketing Officer of Microsoft Gold Partner Meylah, the value that they get from…


What’s new for US partners the week of June 19, 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…


Open Source Partners: Microsoft Inspire and OSS training

In this post and on the June 27 Open Source Solutions (OSS) partner call, I will discuss Microsoft Inspire and OSS training resources. Sign up for the June 27 partner call Microsoft Inspire 2017 Microsoft Inspire is my favorite conference. I like the fact that it is completely focused on the partner ecosystem, and that…

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Data & Analytics Partners: Microsoft Inspire session recommendations for Data Platform and Analytics partners

Microsoft Inspire, formerly known as Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference or WPC, is the largest partner event which will be held this year in Washington, DC at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on July 9–13, 2017. This conference is a great opportunity for partners to connect with other partners, Microsoft employees, and industry experts. Microsoft…