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 may have heard Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, talk about enabling digital transformation. Specifically, he highlighted a partner centered $4.5 trillion transformation opportunity, through four solution areas:

  • Modern workplace
  • Business applications
  • Applications & infrastructure
  • Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)

With this new focus, we are mapping the existing technical communities to these solution areas as shown below:

Modern Workplace: Office 365 & Voice, Windows & Devices, Enterprise Mobility & Security

Business Applications: Dynamics 365

Applications & Infrastructure: Azure infrastructure & Management, Application Development

Data & Artificial Intelligence: Data Platform and Advanced Analytics

In addition to these four solution area communities, Open Source Solution (OSS) community will continue to serve our OSS partners.

The new technical communities will enable partners to better address the changing digital transformation needs of customers through a solution-driven approach, and help partners build new practices and expand existing ones. Additionally, the new technical community structure will support a simplified experience for partners to connect with Microsoft, access resources, and learn about news and updates.

Here are details for how you can engage with these communities:

Community

Yammer*

Community calls

Time

First call

Registration

Modern Workplace – Productivity

Modern Workplace Technical Community

Second Friday of every month

1 PM EST

November 2**

aka.ms/usmodernworkplacecall

Modern Workplace – Windows & Devices

Modern Workplace Technical Community

Fourth Tuesday of every month

1 PM EST

November 28

aka.ms/usmodernworkplacecall

Modern Workplace - Security

Modern Workplace Technical Community

Third Tuesday of every month

1 PM EST

November 21

aka.ms/usmodernworkplacecall

Business Applications

Business Applications Technical Community

Second Tuesday of every month

12 PM EST

December 12

aka.ms/usbusinessapplicationscall

Applications & Infrastructure

Applications & Infrastructure Technical Community

Third Friday of every month

1 PM EST

November 17

aka.ms/usappsinfra

Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Data & AI Technical Community

First Friday of every month

1 PM EST

November 3

aka.ms/usdataAIcall

Open Source Solutions

Open Source Solutions Technical Community

Fourth Friday of every month

1 PM EST

November 30**

aka.ms/usosscall

*If you haven’t joined the US Partner Yammer Community yet, please request an invite at https://aka.ms/uspyammer

** Note: Kickoff call dates may not all follow set cadence due to prior announcements and holidays

The US Partner Community blog brings together all US Partner related articles, information, and training calendar in one place, and is yet another way for you to stay updated as a Microsoft US Partner.

In addition to Yammer, you can continue to engage with us through these platforms:

 @msuspartner

 Microsoft US Partner Community

 Microsoft US Partner Community

All in-person and online trainings can be found on the Hot Sheet, which is a comprehensive schedule of partner training, webcasts, community calls, and office hours. This post is updated frequently as we learn about new offerings, so you can plan ahead.

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