MPN 101: Resource guide for starting 2017 right

MPN 101 community calls January 11: New Partner Orientation call MPN 101 call schedule Watch MPN 101 calls on demand US Partner Community engagement guide Partner program support benefits Watch on demand: Know your partner support options Blog post: Know your support options Blog post: Technical presales assistance and training benefits Blog post: Unlock additional value…


Join your January 6 SMB Partner Insider regional call

Start the New Year right, and join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call Friday, January 6. 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,…

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What’s new for US partners the week of December 26, 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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Application Development Partners: Introduction to Azure Media Services

In discussions with partners that have a cloud application development practice, I often talk about adding intelligence and advanced Microsoft Azure services into the applications partners build for customers. One of the services that partners often overlook is Azure Media Services, cloud services for premium video workflows. Our January 2017 topic for Application Development partners is Azure Media Services. In…


MPN 101: Advanced Support for Partners

by Rami Noujaim, Sr. Manager for Microsoft Partner Technical Services and Chinmayi Bhavanishankar, US Partner Experience Lead This is part 4 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 Part 3: Unlock additional value…


Office 365 Partner Community: Skype for Business updates

The focus of the Office 365 and Voice Partner Community in January 2017 is Skype for Business updates. Since the worldwide partner conference (now called Microsoft Inspire) and the Microsoft Ignite conference, there have been several new Skype for Business innovations announced that enhance the Office 365 collaboration experience for workplace communication across all of your…


Increase your customer connection by offering cloud managed services

In the rapidly changing world of technology, it’s crucial that your partner business is flexible and agile – ready for how business will be conducted in the years ahead. We have already begun to see shifts to the cloud to increase business productivity. As that movement progresses, it’s important to acknowledge the foundation of that shift. Managed services…


What’s new for US partners the week of December 19, 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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Three resources to help you get started with Xamarin and Microsoft Azure

“Mobile is changing behavior, cloud is changing expectations.” – Erik Polzin, Director of Partner Sales, Xamarin Mobile is transforming how we live and work. It represents what is probably the single largest technology innovation of all time. The cloud is essential for great mobile experiences by helping mobile applications deliver innovation, performance, and scale. According to the…

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Partner Spotlight: DocuSign and Special Olympics

The Partner Spotlight video series showcases customer stories about how Microsoft US partners are empowering them to achieve more through Microsoft-based solutions and meet their goals for digital transformation. In each video, a customer shares how a partner solution helps them better serve clients, communities, and constituents. Special Olympics uses sports to provide inclusion for…

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