Using Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection to quickly detect and respond to data breaches

Willie Maul, Partner Technology Strategist In today’s digital world, data is a key asset. Now more than ever, it’s important that customers protect that asset. However, news of high-profile data breaches is starting to become the norm, especially with the Equifax incident this year. Cybercriminals are using more complex methods and have more resources to…


Join the November 30 Open Source Solutions Community call to learn about Microsoft’s commitment to OSS

Sara Benhamron, Technology Evangelist The Microsoft commitment to helping partners build their practice in the open source space continues with the Open Source Solutions (OSS) Technical Community. The community is here to address your needs as a partner, help you build and sustain a profitable practice with OSS and Microsoft, and learn the technical best…


What’s new for US partners the week of November 20, 2017

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. Subscribe to receive posts from this blog in your…


Drive professional services engagements with Microsoft funded security offerings for partners – Part 1 of 2

Edward Walton, Cloud Solution Architect Often, the first step in a successful customer security and compliance engagement is an assessment of the customer’s current environment during the pre-sales process, but partners are sometimes at a loss on how to get started. The good news is that Microsoft offers funded assessment initiatives that partners can use…


What’s new for US partners the week of November 13, 2017

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. Subscribe to receive posts from this blog in your…


How I learned to stop worrying and love containers

Tommy Falgout, Cloud Solution Architect Containers are a very popular technology, and to understand why you must first understand the problem they solve and how they solve it. At their core, containers allow you to easily create and run software in isolated environments. As a “heads-down” developer for 20+ years, I’ve lost countless hours trying…


Deep dive on Kubernetes for container orchestration

Ali Hussain, Cloud Solution Architect An overview of containers and orchestrators The container frenzy is in full swing across the IT universe. Containers have fundamentally changed how developers build and deploy their applications and system administrators manage their environments. Containers offer a broadly accepted and open standard, enabling simple portability between platforms and between clouds….


Stay informed and engaged in the US Partner Community

The new era of business is here as companies continue on their digital transformation journeys. To address the partner-centered $4.5 trillion transformation opportunity, Microsoft continues to evolve its partner program, the Microsoft Partner Network, to provide the resources you need to build and sustain a profitable cloud practice, connect with customers and prospects, and differentiate…


What’s new for US partners the week of November 6, 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…


New Technical Communities for Microsoft US Partners

Scott Emigh, Chief Technology Officer, US One Commercial Partner As the Chief Technology Officer of the US One Commercial Partner Organization focusing on enabling partners to build cloud solutions, I’m excited to launch the new solution area technical communities where Microsoft partners can engage with the Microsoft US technical teams. During Microsoft Inspire 2017, you…