by Sharon Collins, Microsoft U.S. Cloud Partner Lead
Each month in the U.S. partner newsletter, Sharon Collins delivers a message for Microsoft Cloud Partners, offering information and recommendations to help those companies build their cloud practices around Microsoft online services like Microsoft Office 365, Windows Intune, Microsoft CRM Online, Microsoft Private Cloud, and Windows Azure.
This month, I'm excited to share these opportunities for Microsoft Cloud Partners that will help you build your cloud expertise and more effectively sell cloud solutions. Two of these opportunities are offers that are only available through December 31, so you will want to act quickly on them.
- An exclusive offer for partners enrolled in Microsoft Cloud Essentials or Microsoft Cloud Accelerate from Quest Software helps you quickly migrate to Microsoft Office 365. Use your Office 365 license grant from your benefits and migrate your first 25 mailboxes to Office 365 at no additional cost, using Quest OnDemand Migration for Email. Offer ends December 31, 2012.
- The Cloud Easy offer that we introduced earlier this year is again available and valid from October 1 to December 31, 2012. Eligible customers can earn subsidy payouts on qualifying purchases of Microsoft Online Services like Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, and Windows Intune. Terms and conditions.
- The Microsoft Cloud How-To webcast series provides partners with practical advice for building a sales pipeline and closing deals for Microsoft Office 365. Previous webcasts are available on demand, and you can register for upcoming webcasts on October 25 and in November.
- The best cloud-related resources that help Cloud Essentials and Cloud Accelerate members drive demand, sell and service, and get support and training are now easily accessible from the partner portal. The new Cloud Partner programs page includes links to the popular Microsoft Office 365 Demo Provisioning Tool, the Online Services Advisor Incentives Guide, and more.
If you’re not already a Microsoft Cloud Partner, enroll in Microsoft Cloud Essentials and take advantage of benefits like internal-use rights for Microsoft Office 365, Windows Intune, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online; access to tools like delegated administration and partner dashboard to manage customer trials and accounts; and advisor incentives.