EMS Partner Community: Azure Active Directory Connect

Azure Active Directory Connect (Azure AD Connect) is the best way to connect your on-premises directory with Azure AD and Office 365. It goes beyond just synchronizing users from Active Directory to Azure Active Directory, it helps simplify hybrid identity management. It integrates on-premises directories with Azure Active Directory to provide a common identity for users for Office 365,…


March Madness at the Microsoft Dynamics Marketing Services Bureau

There’s more to March Madness than college basketball. This month, we’re highlighting three of the newest members of the Microsoft Dynamics Marketing Services Bureau (MSB): OnTrack CMO, Marketing Monarchs, and Wings4U. Our “bracket” has dozens of action-packed marketing offers from 15 MSB members, all with experience and expertise in working with Dynamics partners and products. Let the Marketing…


MPN 101: Training and accreditation resources

Staying current and up-to-date with the latest Microsoft products and technologies, and demonstrating your company’s expertise to customers through technical accreditations held by members of your team, is critical for your partner business. Microsoft offers a variety of training resources for technical professionals, and Microsoft Partner Network members have access to additional training opportunities as a benefit of program membership….


Data & Analytics Partners: Giving Extract, Transform, and Load a new paradigm

By Kajal Mukherjee, Cloud Solutions Architect and Rishi Arora, Cloud Solutions Architect Integration of data from varied sources is a requirement for enterprise analytics. The focus of business users is far more than internal data sources. Structured and unstructured data from various internal and external sources are requirements for decision making. Extract, transform, and load (ETL) tools…


Build a Cloud Ready partner business: Workshops in Chicago and New York

Building a partner business that’s cloud ready requires a commitment to assessing your current business model, then planning for and making changes to your business that support cloud-based revenue streams. This commitment involves creating cloud-related proofs of concept, identifying new monthly recurring revenue opportunities, and crafting cloud solution bundles that you can resell and provide…


Windows and Devices Partners: Sign up for the March 16 community call

The next Windows and Devices Partners community call is on Thursday, March 16 at 12:00PM Eastern Time, 9:00AM Pacific Time. This month’s call will provide an introduction and overview of Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). Raviv Tamir, Microsoft Principal Group Program Manager for Windows Defender ATP, will walk through the product, explain the talking points for your customer…


What’s new for US partners the week of March 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…


Dynamics 365 Partner Community: Field Service and Project Service Automation

Customers today are more connected, more informed, and have higher expectations than ever. They expect to have a great experience each time they engage with a company, and may take their business elsewhere if their expectations aren’t met. Companies have to continue to transform their businesses by enabling personalized experiences that increase customer satisfaction. Here…


Growing opportunities for cloud partners with open source

We are in an unprecedented era of digital transformation, with cloud IT spending growing rapidly. IDC forecasts worldwide public IT cloud services revenue to reach $141.2 billion by 2019, with more than 60% of enterprises embracing open source and open APIs as the underpinning for cloud integration strategies in 2017. Microsoft is empowering partners to capture this…