What’s new for US partners the week of October 2, 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…


Join your October SMB Partner Insider call

On the first Wednesday of every month, your Microsoft US team hosts a call for the SMB (Small & Medium Business) Partner Insiders. During this call you will get valuable and actionable information to help your Microsoft business grow. Sign up to be an SMB Partner Insider, if you haven’t already signed up. Register for the…


Resources to plan and deploy Microsoft Teams with Skype for Business

By David Branscome, Partner Technical Architect Over the last couple of months, I’ve received many inquiries from our partners and customers about the direction for Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business. Is Microsoft Teams going to replace Skype for Business? How can Microsoft Teams be integrated into a Skype for Business infrastructure? How can Teams…


What’s new for US partners the week of September 25, 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…


MPN 101: Getting credit for the cloud consumption you drive

One of the four steps to attain a cloud competency is to demonstrate sales performance, meaning that you need to get recognized and be credited with the cloud consumption that you are influencing with your customers. This blog post gives you resources to enable you to get credit in the Microsoft ecosystem for the cloud…


Partner Spotlight: Object Theory and CDM Smith

The Partner Spotlight video series showcases customer stories about how Microsoft US partners are empowering them to achieve more through Microsoft-based solutions. In each video, a customer shares how a partner solution helps them better serve clients, communities, and constituents. CDM Smith is a full-service construction and engineering firm that provides solutions in water, environment,…


What’s new for US partners the week of September 18, 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…


MPN 101: The four steps to attain a cloud competency

Competency is an earned designation within the Microsoft Partner Network that partners can attain, at a gold or silver level, by fulfilling the requirements. The Microsoft partner program keeps evolving and as part of that evolution last year, there were 12 competencies that were retired. These 12 competencies have been closed for new enrollment or…


What’s new for US partners the week of September 4, 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…


Overview of the General Data Protection Regulation

By Michael Panciroli, Partner Technical Architect – Modern Workspace  In May 2018, a new European Union (EU) privacy regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect and sets a new bar for privacy rights, security, and compliance. GDPR gives individuals greater control over their personal data and imposes many new obligations on organizations…