March 2018 Hot Sheet partner training schedule

Welcome to the US Partner Community Hot Sheet, 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. Looking for product-specific training? Try the links across the top of this blog. Connect and engage with us in…


Microsoft Inspire is in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 15–19, 2018

Our planning for the annual Microsoft partner conference is underway! This year, Microsoft Inspire will co-locate with Microsoft Ready – Microsoft’s largest internal readiness conference for sellers. Come to Microsoft Inspire for the content, connections, and conversations that will prepare you for new opportunities, business growth, and profitability – and for the first time, network…


Demystifying Digital Partner of Record

The first step to attain a cloud competency is to demonstrate sales performance. Getting credit for the cloud consumption that you drive can be done through different ways of associating a partner to a customer cloud subscription. Digital Partner of Record Digital Partner of Record associates servicing partners to a Microsoft cloud subscription. It is…


Lift and shift your data to the cloud!

Amber Sitko, Partner Technology Strategist, US One Commercial Partner Please join us on Friday, March 2 on our Data & AI Partner Community call, where we will be discussing the new services and tools to help drive your data modernization practice. Tried moving your customers to the cloud only to come up against multiple objections?…


What’s new for US partners the week of February 26

Find 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 email inbox or…


Follow these steps to demonstrate proof of execution and receive the incentives you earned

Sarah Broadbent, US Partner Incentives As a Microsoft partner, you work hard to earn incentives across a variety of programs when working with customers. To ensure you receive earned Microsoft incentives, it’s critical to follow good business practices and maintain accurate records of business transactions. Being disciplined and following good business practices will help save…


Windows Autopilot Deployment Program

Join us for a Community call on Tuesday, February 27 to help improve productivity of IT as well as the end user with customer benefits such as Windows Autopilot deployment solution. Modern Workplace deployment For years now, employees have been able to purchase a smartphone and/or tablet and enroll that device into an organization without…


What’s new for US partners the week of February 19

Find 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 email inbox or…


Update your Microsoft partner profile to improve your Microsoft partner experience

Christina Lee, Partner Marketing Manager Chinmayi Bhavanishankar, Partner Marketing Manager As a Microsoft partner, your profile within the Microsoft Partner Network enables us to keep you updated on business development offers, programmatic changes, training and networking events, and most importantly, membership information. Organizational and/or personnel changes may have caused your primary program contact to be…


Taking the Shadow out of “Shadow IT”

Matt Soseman, Partner Technical Architect, Modern Workplace – Security Edward Walton, Cloud Solution Architect, Modern Workplace – Security You may not realize it, but your organization is already operating in the cloud. Even if your IT department hasn’t deployed cloud services yet, your employees already have, and your organization is 100% responsible for the security…