Demand for cloud services is booming. By 2017, customer demand for cloud and hybrid cloud services is expected to reach US$108 billion*. Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure are rapidly adding new customers, and the partner opportunities are significant.
Accelerate your business, profitably, with Microsoft cloud services: Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Use our guide to find suggested resources that help each stage of your business.
Cloud partners are evolving their business models
The rise of cloud and hybrid cloud services means that partners with more traditional business models must evolve their businesses. We know partners are concerned about remaining profitable. We now have many examples of companies that have successfully made the transition to the Project Services, Managed Services, and IP Services business models that best suit the cloud, and we offer resources to help you learn how to make the cloud work for your business.
- Learn more about the considerations for building a successful, profitable cloud practice – download our ebook
- Cloud adoption by your customers is a key success factor – download our playbook
Follow our US Partner Community Twitter feed for the latest cloud-related information and resources for partners.
|Prepare your practice|
|Connect and engage|
|Build your cloud knowledge and skills|
Use Microsoft Cloud to run your business
Internal use benefits for Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics CRM Online are available to partners with an Action Pack subscription or competency.
New! SkyKick Migration Suite offer for partners
|Sell, deploy, and support cloud and hybrid cloud solutions||
These offerings from Partner Technical Services address specific stages of the cloud sales cycle. Many of these services are available to all MPN members at no cost.
|Compete and win||
|Demonstrate your cloud expertise||Earn Cloud Performance competencies for your expertise in selling/deploying Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics CRM Online.
|Earn cloud incentives and understand customer offers|
|Get cloud support|
Connect with Azure Partner and Office 365 Partner communities
Each month, our Partner Technology Strategists focus on a topic for the Office 365 Partner and Azure Partner communities, and share information about that topic through blog posts, community calls, Yammer, and newsletters. Go to our Microsoft US Partner YouTube channel to see previous calls on demand, and participate in these communities through the links below.
|Azure Partner Community||Office 365 Partner Community|
* 2014 IDC study commissioned by Microsoft