What’s new for US partners the week of October 10, 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.

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Top stories

Secure Productive Enterprise: Bringing together Windows, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security

The new Secure Productive Enterprise (SPE) offering represents a significant partner opportunity, a $160+ billion addressable market across Microsoft enterprise security, productivity, analytics, and voice solutions. Partners can help customers maintain digital security in their organizations with SPE and innovate, build their own technology, differentiate with IP, and create solutions.

Sales training for Office 365 E5 in New York, Seattle, and Chicago

Learn to articulate Office 365 E5 value, open conversations with CxOs, and sell the value of Skype for Business at this one-day, in-person partner sales training. The content shared at this event is the same information used to train Microsoft internal sellers.

October 19: New Partner Orientation call 

Whether your company is new to the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN), or you are new to your company that's already an MPN member, attending this call can help you make the most of your company’s membership. On the call, program experts will take you through program benefits, requirements, and options.

Partner with SYNNEX to Capture the Cloud

Join the SYNNEX Microsoft team for a series of webcasts over the next few months that provide you with business insights, training, promotion updates, and Capture the Cloud Partner benefits. Each webcast features a different topic, followed by an informal Q&A.

Partner success stories: Building a cloud ready business

Meet three US partners that participated in our Cloud Ready program, and that have successfully transformed their partner business over the last 100 days.

October 14 for East Region SMB Partners: Amplify your marketing

In this new monthly call series for East Region SMB Partners, you’ll get an in-depth look at partner marketing programs. Calls will be held on the second Friday of each month, and calls will include presentations as well as Q&A.

It’s time for Microsoft Dynamics 365: First Look event, partner community call, and Industry Summit

On October 11, you’ll have the opportunity to get a first look at Microsoft Dynamics 365, plus get an in-depth look at licensing and pricing. During the First Look event, Microsoft EVP Scott Guthrie will share the Microsoft strategy for digital transformation as he unveils this next generation of intelligent business applications that help organizations grow, adapt, and evolve. Sign up for the Dynamics 365 Partner Community call for a licensing and pricing discussion. And, register for the Microsoft Dynamics US Industry Summit in San Diego, November 2–4.

October 13: Azure Partner Community call – Backup and recovery in Microsoft Operations Management Suite

The next Azure Infrastructure and Management Partner Community call is on October 13. Continuing the focus on Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS) that started in September, this month’s topic is on protection and recovery.

October 18: Data and Analytics Partner Community call – Power BI solution templates

The next Data and Analytics Partner Community call is on October 18, and will focus on Microsoft Power BI solution templates. Solution templates are a quick and easy way to deliver powerful analytics and visualizations on top of applications.

October 20: Maximize your partner technical support benefits

The Microsoft Partner Network offers support benefits and paid support options to help you delight your customers with the Microsoft-based solutions you build, sell, and deliver. On October 20, the MPN Support team will host a call that explains your technical support benefits in MPN and your paid support options, providing you with an in-depth look at how to maximize technical support.

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