Learn how to get the most out of new go-to-market services and Microsoft marketplaces

One of the key pillars through which Microsoft supports its partners is by helping them get their solutions in front of more customers. Two integral ways that we do this are: offering a new set of go-to-market benefits, and our marketplaces, AppSource and Azure Marketplace. To help you jumpstart your engagement with these resources, I’ll…


December 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. Community call schedule Community calls for the US Partner Community are led by experts from across the US Partner…


Top stories for US partners the week of November 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. Looking for partner training courses, community calls, and events? Refer to the…


How to stay connected and find resources as a Microsoft partner

Monish Sood, senior marketing manager within the Microsoft One Commercial Partner organization in the US subsidiary, recently hosted a partner community call on the best ways to stay plugged into the Microsoft community and resources—particularly amidst Microsoft’s constant innovation, evolution, and improvements to make partners’ and customers’ experiences even better. Below is an easy, simple…


Keep your privileged access secure with Azure AD PIM and PAM in Office 365: Part 1

Edward Walton, Cloud Solution Architect In this month’s community call, we’ll be covering “just-in-time” identity management and administration in Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD) Privileged Identity Management (PIM) and Privileged Access Management (PAM) for Office 365. We’ll show how it can help partners and their customers prevent account and access breaches associated with Global Administrators…


Top stories for US partners the week of November 12

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. Looking for partner training courses, community calls, and events? Refer to the…


Time to upgrade: How to prepare for Windows Server 2008 end of support

Steve Luper, Cloud Solution Architect Jeff Mitchell, Cloud Solution Architect The end is nigh! End of support for Windows Server 2008 is right around the corner, coming on January 14, 2020. I know what you’re thinking: “My customers’ Data Center Migration’s got time, that’s over a year away.” I would encourage you to dig deeper…


Embrace new Dynamics 365 features and offerings in the October 2018 release

Jim McGraw, Partner Technical Architect The Microsoft engineering and product teams deliver again with the October 2018 release! Enhancements to Dynamics 365 applications include hundreds of new capabilities across Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Portals, Omni-channel Engagement Hub, Field Service, Project Service, Social Engagement, Finance and Operations, Talent, Retail, and Business Central. We’re also introducing a…


Announcing availability of a new step-by-step guide to help Microsoft partners develop and grow cloud opportunities

Whether your customers are at the exploration stages of their digital transformation journey or are already well down the path with established cloud services, it can be difficult to know exactly where to start or focus your conversation with your customers. This is why the One Commercial Partner team developed the Partner Play-in-a-Box (PiB), a…


Friends don’t let friends compromise security: Extending cybersecurity to supply chains

Network attacks are on the rise, and as with all things security, it’s always best to get ahead. This summer, the Wall Street Journal ran a story about Russian hackers infiltrating “air-gapped” networks of US utility companies with “relative ease” as just one part of a tale that’s becoming all too common. The NY Times…