Azure Partner Community: SAP HANA on Microsoft Azure

On the February Azure Partner call, we discussed SAP HANA on Azure, and talked about the partnership between Microsoft and SAP, highlighting case studies of SAP workloads running on Azure. We also discussed some of the scenarios that make sense such as dev/test, production environments, disaster recovery, and archiving, as well as benefits around reductions in total cost of ownership,…

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Join your March 3 SMB Partner Insider regional call

Join your local Microsoft US team for the SMB Partner Insider call on Friday, March 3. You’ll get valuable, actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Presenters on these calls include the Microsoft Regional General Manager, Partner Sales Executives, Partner Channel Development Managers, Partner Technology Strategists, and guest speakers. What to expect during the…


What’s new for US partners the week of February 27, 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…

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You’re invited: Join the US Leadership Team at Microsoft Inspire

On behalf of the Microsoft US leadership team, I would like to invite you to Washington, DC this July for Microsoft Inspire, the new name for our annual worldwide partner business and sales conference. This event will continue to be where our most engaged, top-selling partners come together to get business done, within a community driven…


Open Source Partners: Containers and orchestration

Building on discussions we’ve had previously in the Open Source Solutions (OSS) Partner Community, this month we’re taking a deeper look at containers and orchestration. For an introduction and background on this topic, I recommend reviewing the two blog posts linked below. And, sign up to join me on the next OSS Partner call on…

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Office 365 Partner Community: Introducing Office 365 Secure Score

Consider this security prediction from Gartner in their top predictions for IT organizations and users for 2016 and beyond: “Through 2020, 95 percent of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault.” (Gartner, 2015) While your core cloud service may be secure, are you taking the appropriate measures and doing your part to implement the available customer controls? Do…


MPN 101 partner events at Microsoft Stores in Seattle, Portland, and Palo Alto

You are invited to join me at one of our in-person New Partner Orientation sessions. Hosted at our Microsoft Store locations in Seattle, Portland, and Palo Alto, these sessions – about 45 minutes long – will provide you with an overview of the Microsoft partner program, learn about the requirements of the membership options, and find out what…


ISV and App Builder partners: Developing applications on Microsoft Azure and Office 365

EDITOR’S NOTE: The title and content of this post have been updated to add Office 365 application development services and announce broader availability of Azure application development services. If you’re interested in developing applications on Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365, the Microsoft Partner Network offers services and resources that align to the software application development cycle and help you bring…

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EMS Partner Community: Meet the new Microsoft Intune

I’m excited about this month’s topic for the Enterprise Mobility and Security Partner Community. Microsoft Intune is a product many of our community members have been asking me to cover. Now is the perfect time, as there are changes coming to Microsoft Intune that will benefit you and create new business opportunities for you. Microsoft Intune is the mobile device management pillar…


Dynamics Partners: Amp up your Twitter, sales tools, and Internet marketing

Make the most of your marketing budget by taking advantage of offers on the Microsoft Dynamics Marketing Services Bureau (MSB). This month, we’re featuring two free offers and value-added services. With approximately 60 offers from Dynamics-savvy marketing firms, MSB on PartnerSource is your one-stop shop for marketing—and boosting your business. Twitter profile and header graphic design from Mabbit Marketing…